School Counseling Department
School Counseling Team
Rick is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a BS in Criminal Justice, Social Work and Music who went on to earn his MA in Clinical and Sport Psychology from Vermont College and Norwich University. Rick is a Limited Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Social Worker. Following his retirement from the Michigan Department of Corrections where he worked throughout the state as a prison guard, counselor, probation office and parole officer he worked with abused and neglected adolescents in the city of Detroit.
Rick came to U of D Jesuit in 1995 and worked in the Learning Center later transitioning to the School Counseling Department. Rick served as the head varsity hockey coach for 25 years, is currently serving as an assistant coach on the jv hockey team and has also served as the freshman golf coach.
Coming from the field of education, first as a long-time high school Spanish teacher, then as high school counselor, a position he has held for the past twenty years at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. In addition, Jim is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute and Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified (CT/RTC).