Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
I specialize in reproductive health -- including infertility, miscarriage and neonatal loss, fetal diagnosis, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. My commentary on these experiences has been featured on the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Baby Center, Romper, and in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, as well as in several best-selling volumes on motherhood. I've authored nationally recognized trainings on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders for the Seleni Institute and have lectured in hospitals, EAPs, government-sponsored trainings, and juried conferences throughout the United States. In addition to reproductive-health concerns, I work with adults, couples, and families facing a wide range of emotional, life-stage, and interpersonal challenges.
I've worked in court-based, hospital-based, hospice, outpatient, and independent-practice settings since 2004. I earned my master's degree as a merit scholar at New York University and have completed postgraduate training in CBT at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; in PMAD treatment at the Postpartum Stress Center and through Postpartum Support International; in couple's and family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family; in DBT skills through Behavioral Tech/The Linehan Institute; and in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute, where I'm now a candidate in adult psychoanalysis. I've additionally practiced mindfulness meditation daily for nearly 20 years, and I integrate this practice into treatment when clients are curious about its benefits and it is clinically indicated.
I'm fortunate to have trained with expert clinicians in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family-systems treatment and am inspired by the myriad paths to reducing suffering and to building full lives. I respect the complexity -- and diversity -- of being human. So I work collaboratively with patients to craft therapies aligned with their personal concerns, values, and goals -- and supported, always, by the ever-evolving evidence base.