I am a clinical psychologist who works collaboratively and interactively, drawing on psychodynamic/psychoanalytic conceptualization and integrating CBT, mindfulness, and other empirically-based interventions. Additionally, I focus on attachment and other early childhood experiences to help my clients better understand the bases of their perceptions, interactions and patterns in their current lives, and to help them to identify their thoughts and feelings in order to use that knowledge to make effective changes in their lives.
I recognize the unique pacing and goals of each client, and I work with them to create a safe, meaningful therapeutic experience. I have successfully helped patients address depression, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem/identity issues, adjustment to life changes, grief and mourning, panic attacks, and life exploration.
I have extensive experience working with college and graduate students who struggle with life transitions, academic pressures, work/life balance, stress and coping, and attention/concentration issues. I work respectfully with clients from diverse cultural, ethnic, sexual identity and orientation backgrounds.
In addition to my clinical work, I also consult with therapists in private practice and group practices to help them apply to New York State to become continuing education sponsors, as well as consult on other administrative solutions.
Previous experience includes:
*Psychologist for University of Pennsylvania Counseling Center and Columbia University Medical Center Counseling Center.
*Chief Operating Officer at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies
*Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and William Alanson White Institute.
*Predoctoral Training at Bellevue Hospital Center, Brooklyn campus of the Veterans Affairs Hospital