Therapy alleviates painful symptoms through self-knowledge and acceptance: getting to know yourself better in all your complexity; and developing the feeling that you can live comfortably within yourself, with others, and in the world. In order to get there, you have to feel free to explore your thoughts, your feelings, and the circumstances of your life in an unfettered way-- even things you’d rather hide from. When you have to face uncomfortable things, it helps to know there’s someone in it with you. Together, we'll create a space that's safe enough for you to be open, and challenging enough for you to break through. Ultimately, this means really listening to clients needs: recognizing each client is the best supervisor for her/his/their treatment.
Areas of special interest to me include: depression, anxiety, problems related to sexuality, relationship issues, trauma, women’s health issues, couples work, expanding creativity/artist treatment, and individual work with adolescents and adults.
Areas in which I’ve received specialized training include: attachment theory and research; differential diagnosis; contemporary psychoanalytic theory; CBT and DBT protocols; and attitude research and theory, particularly attitudes about sexuality and sexual identity.
I received my undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from Brown University, and also received undergraduate training in music and vocal performance. I received my Ph.D. from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University; completed my internship at North Central Bronx Hospital; and completed my Postdoctoral Fellowship at The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. My path to psychology was a circuitous one, born of my love for both the arts and science; and I feel privileged to have discovered this field, about which I am so passionate.
I am not currently an in-network provider for any insurance company; however I help clients with out-of-network benefits submit bills to their insurance for reimbursement.