Professor Gagliardi is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, consultant and co-author of Study-Guide for the Marriage and Family Therapy National Licensing Examination. She holds a MEd in Counseling and a CAGS in Family Systems from Northeastern University. She has a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in individual, couple and family therapy. She has run numerous parent groups and teacher workshops over the past 25 years as well as consulting to school systems, family owned businesses and community agencies. She is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy ( AAMFT ), an AAMFT approved supervisor, a member of the Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and a past board member of the Massachusetts Association For Marriage and Family Therapy.