I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience treating a wide range of disorders. My psychodynamic background and approach naturally lends itself to the exploration of unconscious conflicts and the profound impact of early experiences. However, I appreciate that the decision to seek treatment is often prompted by distress and I understand the importance of maintaining focus on the presenting problem. Understanding the past as it creates the present is hallmark ultimately to achieving a better quality of life.
Encompassing my work is the strong belief the therapeutic process is a creative and mutual one that is most effective in a warm and safe environment with an empathic and engaged clinician. True to this, I offer a free consultation so that we may determine whether we can work effectively and well together.
I have specialized training in substance use disorders at the Addiction Institute of New York and have worked extensively both with adolescents and adults. Though my process is psychodynamic, I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and may adopt a flexible and eclectic treatment approach when appropriate.
So that patient confidentiality is preserved and treatment is not dictated by insurance companies, I choose to remain an out-of-network provider. I will, however, help patients submit paperwork to insurance companies to receive reimbursement. I also work on a sliding scale on an "as-needed" basis. It is often necessary to meet more than one psychologist before choosing the one who is right for you and therefore, I do not charge for the initial in-office consultation.
I earned my doctorate from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and I received my postdoctoral training at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. These are widely regarded as being among the top programs in the field. I have over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and am licensed in New York (License 017089-1), Colorado (PSY.0005203) and Florida (PY9220).
Depression * Anxiety * Relationship Issues
Addiction * Adoption/Infertility * Anger Management * Career Counseling
Coping Skills * Divorce * Domestic Violence * Family Conflict * Grief
Infidelity * Intimacy * Marital Issues * Mood Disorders * Obsessions/Phobias
*Panic Attacks/Stress* Parenting * Peer Relationships
Psychosis * Personality Disorders * Self Esteem * Suicidal Ideation
Substance Abuse * Thinking Disorders * Trauma and PTSD
Adults * Elders (65+)
Individuals * Couples