My Background

I have had a full career focused on families.


1964 – B.A. degree   Early Childhood Education   Kean College

1964-65  Kindergarten teacher

1979-1999   Director, Head Teacher    Millburn Co-op Nursery School

Staff consultant to Millburn Co-op Nursery School  2008-present

Advisory Board – Playhouse    2008-2009

Staff Advisor – Bilingual Buds   2007-2008


Adjunct Professor   Montclair State University  - 2002-2012 - Child Development


1987 – M.A.  Counseling     Seton Hall University

1989 – Ed.S.  Marriage and Family Therapy    Seton Hall University

1992 to present – New Jersey License as Marriage and Family Therapist

Counseling internships: Verona Counseling Center, Jewish Family Services, Bayonne


Private therapy practice 1994-2010, Maplewood, NJ

Private therapy practice 2010 to present, Millburn, NJ


Co-author of Pop’s Secret—a children’s book on the death of a beloved grandfather—Random House Books


Author of numerous feature articles on parenting issues

Lecturer for local elementary schools, preschools, adult school programs

Parenting workshop leader

Q &A Columnist “Ronnie’s Mailbox” 1995- 1999  “Essex Kids”


Ongoing Professional training: Sandtray Therapy Training and Art Therapy Training,
NJ Center for Family Studies, Ackerman Institute, Cape Cod Summer Symposia,
Family Therapy Networker Conferences, AAMFT and NJMFT conferences, and
Multicultural Family Institute.