Terry Crylen

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Terry Crylen’s thirty-five years in the mental health field, thirty of them in private practice as a Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist, served to enrich her understanding of the emotional power of the mother-daughter relationship. Terry’s solid credentials and experience represent the foundation upon which her book, In Pursuit of Radio Mom, rests. A graduate of Northwestern University, Crylen’s career focused largely on working with adolescent girls and women presenting with anxiety and complex mood disorders. Additionally, she worked with scores of parents, teachers, pediatricians, and psychiatrists to address patients’ academic, social, and behavioral issues. A life-long Chicagoan, she is committed to supporting opportunities for the city’s economically disadvantaged youth. Along with her husband, Phil, Terry is devoted to maintaining strong ties with family scattered across the US. When not on the road or writing, she can be found cuddling with four-legged friends or with her nose in a good book.