The therapy I provide is supportive and collaborative in nature. With specialized training in interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a foundation in psychodynamic (insight-oriented) therapy, my practice is adaptable to each individual's strengths, needs and objectives.
Areas of expertise include therapy for anxiety, especially social anxiety or panic, depression, grief, relationship issues and cultural stress. I am dedicated to helping clients navigate emotional challenges and adapt to life changes. I provide short-term and long-term treatment, with a focus on coping skills, solutions and self-esteem, as well as finding greater ease, meaning and possibilities.
As a faculty member at Weill Cornell- New York Presbyterian Hospital from 1998 to 2009, I taught and supervised psychology interns in evidence-based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for depression. IPT helps clients relieve symptoms associated with a significant event or relationship conflict by processing feelings and discovering new communication options. I received a B.A. in psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University.
At an initial visit, I'll provide feedback on the blend of approaches I'd use, if we were to work together. I believe everyone deserves access to a quality mental health provider who understands their cultural and individual background, and I hope I can provide that space for you. You may call me to discuss your needs, in a 10-15min free phone consultation.