About MLM

I have been helping support individuals and families in Chicago’s north suburbs for over twenty years. After careers in women’s health and marketing, raising a family and volunteer work in adolescent health at LINKS – North Shore Youth Health Service, I received my Masters in Social Work at Loyola University/Chicago. Additionally, I completed a post-graduate training program at the Center for Family Consultation in family systems theory and integrate that perspective into my work.

My interest in adolescent and young adult issues was further developed during my work at a large university student wellness clinic and a residential treatment center for “emerging” adults dealing with serious mental health issues. My experience has included providing therapeutic services in the university setting, in a family-focused community counseling center, residential treatment for young adults and in the area of geriatrics. I have spoken to community groups on mindful parenting, the struggles of perfectionism, and effective communication skills for parents and children.  I have also worked in the past in the area of women’s health and sexuality at women’s centers in Cleveland, Ohio and Durham, North Carolina.

In conjunction with a colleague, I initiated and developed EBH Parenting Networks that brings parents of elementary, junior and senior high school students together to support healthy, responsible and mindful parenting efforts. I am available for consultation to parents who are interested in developing their own customized groups for either psycho-education or support group purposes and can act as a facilitator for meetings.

Finally, I acquired an interest in the challenges of the geriatric population working at the North Shore Senior Center in Northfield, Illinois, and worked on a range of issues including life transitions, end of life issues and elder abuse.

Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker #149.014424
Member National Association of Social Workers and Illinois Mental Health Professionals

Member International Family Therapy Association