Dr. Wright is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist. She is a leader in the Marriage & Family Therapy field, having served as President of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) and as Secretary of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). In 2008 she was appointed by the governor to sit on the Minnesota state Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, and is currently an officer of that board. She is also the recipient of the Rosemary Dummer Award “for outstanding contributions to marriage and family life in Minnesota,” and the Outstanding Faculty Award from Saint Mary’s University. Dr. Wright earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and her Master’s and Bachelor degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published articles on couples and family issues in professional journals and books and in popular magazines, and has presented on couples and family issues at national conferences. Dr. Wright maintains a private clinical practice in Saint Paul.