Geraldine K. Piorkowski, Ph.D., is Director of the Counseling centre and Clinical Asssociate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly, she was Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Roosevelt University in Chicago. With a Ph.D. in clinical psychoogy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Piorkowski has worked with a broad range of clients, including adolescents, alcoholics, and married ciouples. She has also written a number of professional articles and participated in numerous talk-radio programs devoted to mental health topics. The author resides in Wilmette, Ilinois, with her husband and has three grown children.