I'm a family therapist, marriage/divorce counsellor and individual therapist, and the Director of the Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal where we have over twenty-five counsellors and wellness professionals. Originally from New York City, I received my B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University and my M.S.W. from New York University. After moving to Montreal in 1985, I completed an intensive three-year couple and family therapy training program at The Argyle Institute of Human Relations where I am currently a teacher and supervisor of therapists-in-training. I'm an international guest expert on television and radio on issues related to mental health and emotional well-being, notably having appeared on NBC's The Today Show and been written about in Time Magazine and Maclean's. I was the resident family therapist on Global Television's morning news show, This Morning Live and had a segment on CJAD radio's Kim Fraser Show called Stark Realities. I write a blog for Psychology Today magazine called Schlepping Through Heartbreak. My first book My Sister, My Self: The Surprising Ways that Being an Older, Middle, Younger or Twin Shaped Your Life (2006) is about the impact of sister relationships on women's identities. My second book Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal (2010) is about Wife Abandonment Syndrome - when a husband leaves out-of-the-blue from what his wife believed to be a happy marriage.