A native New Yorker, I grew up in Queens, received my education initially from nuns in grade school and then on to the NY City school system for high school and college (Queens, of course) and then on to NYU for both my MA and Ph.D. degrees in psychology. I will be forever grateful to NYC because it gave me an almost free college education, something that is no longer offered. I, thankfully, was in the last class to receive such a wonderful benefit which made college possible for me.I'm a psychologist expert for WebMD, licensed psychologist in NJ and Florida, I have experience in just about every area of mental health, having worked in community mental health, psychiatric research (Alzheimer's research), private practice, EAP programs, nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, trained police officers and I've taught on the college level for over 20 years. I've also consulted to pharmaceutical and communications firms. You'll probably see me on TV, in magazines and perhaps the newspaper because I do have opinions on a number of topics and I express them. Read anything I've written and you'll know what I mean.You can also find videos of some of my appearances on TV (The Today Show, AC360) on YouTube and other video sites. I do have a Channel on YouTube where you can see films I've made and appearances. There's also my website where I offer free information, downloads, show documentary videos and, as they say, much, much more, and it's all because I believe in giving back to the community. As Rose Kennedy has been quoted to have said, "To those who have been given much, much is expected."