About Me

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.

EDUCATION

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

CLINICAL BACKGROUND

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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