Gail DeLyser, PhD

Class of 2007


Experiences at midlife of intentionally childfree women (2007)

Gail DeLyser

Gail DeLyser is in private practice in downtown Chicago and suburban Northfield, providing psychotherapy to individual adolescents, adults, and couples. In 2009, she began teaching as an adjunct professor in the psychology department at Roosevelt University, Chicago. She served on the faculty at ICSW, co-chair of the Professional Enrichment program, and co-coordinator of the Clinical Practice Program, and was a member of the Marcia V. Adler Scholarship Committee and a member of the Master’s Program Planning Team. Dr. DeLyser’s areas of clinical expertise include concerns and issues of young adult development, mid-life development, relationships, and women’s issues, and her theoretical orientation to practice is general psychodynamic with an emphasis on contemporary self-psychology and relational theories.


  • BA, California State University, Fullerton
  • MA, University of Kansas
  • MSW, Loyola University, Chicago School of Social Work
  • PhD, Institute for Clinical Social Work


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