As a clinical psychologist my approach is to help you understand your life experiences and choices, particularly those that create obstacles to greater fulfillment. This involves working together. We may focus on recognizing habits of thought or behavior that lead to getting “stuck” (e.g., avoidance, anxiety). We also may focus on learning more effective ways of self expression and relatedness. This will allow for positive change.
I offer the support and guidance necessary to be curious about yourself and open to thoughts and feelings that may be previously unexplored.
For over 15 years I have been a practicing Clinical Psychologist. I have a private practice and am affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, where I previously worked full time. I continue to be a clinical supervisor of psychologists in training and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
For the past 9 years, I have worked with the human rights organization, HealthRight International. I provide pro bono forensic evaluations to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses for immigrants fleeing persecution and seeking political asylum in the US.
After graduating from Barnard College, Columbia University, I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. I have had the wonderful opportunity to continue my professional education and work in many diverse settings with people from all walks of life. My psychology internship was in the Department of Psychiatry at Michael Reese Medical Center, on the South Side of Chicago, IL. I continued training in a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS in New Haven, CT, at Yale University School of Medicine. I also earned a Certificate in the Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute in NYC.
Please contact me with any questions or to schedule an initial consultation appointment.