Rick is a psychotherapist and Clinical Associate with House Calls Counseling. He also has a private practice in Evanston, IL. Rick is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He earned a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Berkley and a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from DePaul University. Prior to joining House Calls, Rick worked for a social service agency in Chicago, where he provided counseling and parent consultation to families with children served by the Illinois Child Welfare System. In addition to his current work with children hindered by the trauma symptoms associated with abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and other attachment disruptions, he specializes in helping children and adults who have ADHD. He also counsels couples and consults with schools. He has training in two attachment-focused clinical models, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Rick firmly believes in the power of Therapeutic Parenting to help young people and their parents access their inner strengths, solve their most unsettling problems, and change their lives for the better.