Dr. Fisher’s work over the last twenty-five years has taken her across a variety of venues. She is an experienced individual psychotherapist, group leader, public speaker, workshop leader and community activist. Her work toward making a difference at the community level began in policy and advocacy on Capitol Hill and now locally as an elected township trustee. She has served on numerous non-profit boards for the past twenty-five years, as a trusted advisor, strategist and spokesperson. She has developed strategic plans for several non-profit organizations and white papers on educational and child/family issues. During her time in DC, she served as an issue consultant to numerous columnists, talk show hosts and press sources as well. Later, she hosted a live-talk political radio show for WLW-700 in Cincinatti, Ohio. She recently completed a one-year leadership course at the Institute for Governmental Leadership at the University of Illinois. She has been featured in Newsweek, the Washington Times, the Chicago Tribune, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous books and publications.
Ph.D. and M.A. - Loyola University of Chicago - Clinical Psychology - Dissertation: "Gender Differences in Depressive Experience"
Doctoral Internship - National Institute of Mental Health - St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC.
B.S. in Psychology - University of Illinois
Private Practice 1989-present
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, National Louis University - 2008-present
Davken and Associates, Chicago, IL - Consulting Psychologist 2008-present
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training for Health Care Professionals - 2007.
Melwood Center for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Psychology Associate
Southern Maryland Mental Health Associates - Psychology Associate
Charles Doyle Childhood Development Center, Chicago, IL - Therapeutic Teacher
Lakeside VA Medical Center- Clerkship
NONPROFIT AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Institute for Government and Public Affairs, Leadership Academy, University of Illinois- 2006-7.
Township Trustee - New Trier Township - 2005 - present
Community Review Committee - Public School District 39 - President 2004-2005, Member 2003-2006.
Executive Board, Central Elementary School, Highcrest and Wilmette Junior High School, 2001-2005.
Alison Tobey Smart Foundation for Youth - Board Member, 2005-present.
Co-founder, MedTees.com - 2005.
Advisory Board - Mothers at Home, 1995-1998.
Kid's Turn - San Francisco, 1993-1994
Program Director - House of Ruth, Washington, DC, 1986-1987.
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