When it comes to discussing the nuances of intimate relationships, Suzanne Degges-White provides clarity. The NIU professor and licensed counselor is a recognized expert and co-author of several books, including “Friends Forever,” “Toxic Friendships” and “Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving and Learning Over a Lifetime.” Her latest book, “Sisters & Brothers for Life,” will be published later this spring.
Degges-White earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in counseling and doctorate degree in counseling and counselor education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her academic research explores relationships over one’s lifetime with a strong focus on intimate relationships, including friends and families, and women’s developmental transitions. She is a member of the Governing Council of the American Counseling Association, past-president of the Association for Adult Development and Aging (a division of the American Counseling Association), an invited blogger for Psychology Today and a frequent guest on WGN-AM 720.
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