Dr. Peoples studied Existential Psychology at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) and earned both her Bachelor's and her Master's in Psychology at Duquesne University before moving over to earn her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Duquesne University. She started working in the addictions field in 1999 and shortly after started relationship and marriage counseling simultaneously. Dr. Peoples currently works as a core faculty member in the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral program at Walden University. She has written books, book chapters, and journal articles on numerous topics related to counseling, teaching, and philosophy. Dr. Peoples also has an online marriage counseling and coaching practice where she offers virtual counseling.