I am a NYS-licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with individuals to address a variety of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma or emotional abuse, career challenges, and coping with grief and loss. I have experience working with a range of ages and populations.
My counseling style is warm, caring, and goal-oriented. I am trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychoanalysis. I provide a supportive and emphatic environment for my clients. My goal is for you to feel safe and comfortable talking with me about what concerns you. I am here to listen and work with you to find strategies to make effective changes that are meaningful to you. It takes courage to seek help when we need it. I am glad you are here! I look forward to working with you.
MSW - Clinical Social Work, NYU
PhD - Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Internship - Senior Services Center Lower East Side (providing psychotherapy for seniors)
Internship - Metro Therapy, Inc. (provides home-based psychotherapy for parents of children with disabilities)
I have always enjoyed helping others. I have wanted to become a mental health professional to better understand human behavior and help others better understand themselves. My experiences as a young teen in therapy were very positive and self-affirming. I have always wanted to do that for others.
I love to create art using various mediums including clay, paint, and sculpture.
I have read The Premiere Book of Major American Poets more times than I can count. It's a collection of amazing poetry that I enjoy reading. It brings me joy and, although I know the book well, I seem to always find something new each time I re-read it.
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