Both born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Dr Ray and Jean met at work as professional counselors in 1996 and began dating on February 21st, 1997. After their first date they quickly began a relationship, fell deeply in love and have been inseparable ever since. During that year Jean took Ray on his first hike. They went camping, skydiving, scuba diving and attended several concerts. They even crashed several weddings making sure to get a picture with the bride and groom.
On September 9th just 7 month later, Dr Ray and Jean got engaged and were married on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 1998. Jean’s son Alec was 10 years old when they married making them an instant blended family. Later that year they had their second son Dinyar.
After obtaining their Masters degrees they both became certified in hypnosis and began work with clients to help them grow personally and spiritually, which is their professional foundation to this day. Dr Ray went on to get his doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Both Jean and Dr Ray work with men and women focusing on personal empowerment with consideration and compassion for their partner. Dr Ray and Jean founded and have been running a successful counseling practice in the Chicagoland area called The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center since 2002 which focuses on working with couples and families.