welcome

Deciding to seek help is an important first step. It can be hard to know which psychotherapist to choose.

My mission is to provide you with a non-judgmental, empathic, and supportive environment that will help facilitate a growth-promoting relationship. I hope that this website will give you further information about who I am and how working with me can benefit you.

education

Upon graduating from the Columbia University School of Social Work, I received a Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in clinical practice. I have also completed a four-year post-masters program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute (NIPTI) in adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and I am a nationally certified psychoanalyst. In addition, I am certified by the Columbia University School of Social Work in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

experience

I have been in the field of mental health for over 10 years. My experience includes consulting and positions in the following organizations:

  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
  • FEGS
  • Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center
  • Episcopal Social Services
  • Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy
expertise

My training and experience have allowed me to develop expertise with the treatment of adults in the following areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Career Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Identity Crisis
  • Grief
  • Marital Problems
  • Persons from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
  • Psychiatric Disorders

Although I am expertly trained in the aforementioned conditions, I also specialize in play therapy and the treatment of adolescents.

Adolescence is a difficult stage for most of us. An adolescent's task is to develop cognitively and intellectually to be able to meet the demands of adulthood. Social relationships with peers also become very important as adolescents develop their sexuality and seek independence from their parents. Society presents our adolescents with mounting challenges such as peer pressure, divorce of parents, and conflicting messages from the media. My role is to help facilitate emotionally appropriate transitions with the adolescent and their family.

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