I am a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist (#023263) with experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, dynamic, and compassionate. I treat every patient as a unique individual, and take a goal-oriented approach to ensure that our time is spent making meaningful progress towards desired outcomes. I graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology and received my doctorate from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. I also hold a Masters of Science in Education from Lehman College and was a Teach For America Corps Member and Corps Member Advisor. I received pre- and post- doctoral training at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, New York City Children’s Center - Bronx Campus, Jewish Child Care Association - Foster Home Division, and Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Psychological Services Center. I am currently on faculty at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals.
The core of my practice revolves around the reality that starting, growing and managing a family can present a multitude of challenges, and that therapy can help both individuals and families develop strategies to not only cope with difficulties, but also learn to thrive. My expertise with issues such as attachment, depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal relationships in both individual and family therapy enables my patients to identify underlying patterns, navigate transitions, and craft more satisfying experiences.
I have developed areas of specialization around infertility, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal loss, parent-child psychotherapy, and treatment across the full lifespan, from infancy through adolescence and beyond. I practice psychodynamically, integrating techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and family systems. My pre-doctoral experience as a Middle School Dean affords me particular expertise with respect to issues faced by school-age children.
I believe that a strong relationship between patient and therapist is fundamental to the process of successful therapy. I work to create a warm, empathic environment that feels safe and free of judgment.
I would be happy to schedule a free phone consultation.