Rachelle Katz, Ed.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as an addictions specialist, certified in alcoholism and substance abuse counseling. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Clark University, her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and her doctorate in Family and Community Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. Dr. Katz has written a self-help guide for stepmothers, entitled The Happy Stepmother that will be published by Harlequin Nonfiction in May 2010. She has been married for 18 years and has a 22-year old stepdaughter.