Don is originally from the greater Chicago area. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and Art History. After having volunteered at a children’s hospital in Chicago while completing his undergraduate degree, Don decided to pursue a career in the mental health field. He attended the University of Chicago, earning a Masters of Arts in Social Service Administration focusing on clinical social work with children, adolescents, and families. Since then, he has completed advanced training in child and family therapy and psychodynamic oriented child and adolescent therapy. Don has several years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in Residential Treatment Centers. He also has worked in outpatient setting with adults as well as children and adolescents. Don has an integrative approach to his therapeutic work, drawing on family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral practice methods. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on general psychology, group therapy, personality psychology, social welfare policy, and mental health policy.