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About Me

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D., lic. MFT, is a family therapist and author of three books and numerous professional articles in the  field of family therapy. After two years as a philosophy major at at Wellesley College, she transferred to the University of Chicago for their History of Ideas program. She earned a Bachelor's Degree (Philosophy) and a Doctorate (Social Psychology) from the University of Chicago, where she was a  Danforth Foundation Fellow. Her doctoral dissertation on narcissism was supervised by psychiatrist Jarl Dyrud, M. D., of the University of Chicago Medical School.

Dr. Wedge had a post-doctoral fellowship at the Hastings Center for Bioethics in New York, supported by a grant from the National Institute for the Humanities. She has taught at the California State University, East Bay, the College of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago Extension.

In 1979-1980, she volunteered in Cochas Chico, a rural village in the Peruvian Andes. There she helped native artisans start a craft co-op to sell their woven works and carvings.This volunteer work was instrumental in her change of career from academics to helping people make their lives better.
 
Dr. Wedge has blogs on the Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and her work has appeared in the
Wall Street Journal. She has consulted for People Magazine (August 22, 2011), Parenting Magazine (November, 2011) and Natural Health Magazine (Sept./Oct. 2012) on issues of child development and how to parent happy, healthy children.

Dr. Wedge has a private practice in Westlake Village, California, where she sees children, teens, couples, and individuals. 

She has been married for thirty-seven years to her husband Gene, and they have three grown children and four grandchildren. They live in Oak Park California. 

In her leisure time, she enjoys ocean swimming, reading, and spending time with grandchildren Theo, Huck, Monty and Juniper.
 

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