Training & Experience
I am a trained and licensed clinical psychologist in New York State. I earned both my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Degree and Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) Degree from Pace University. Throughout both my predoctoral and postdoctoral clinical training, I worked in a variety of settings and psychiatric facilities serving the under-served in New York City, including Acute Psychiatric Units at various NYC Hospitals, outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment centers, and skilled nursing homes, providing psychotherapy to my patients and their families, as well as substance abuse counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological assessment. In 2011, I completed training in the Foundations of Disaster Mental Health, with the New York State Psychological Association and the American Red Cross.
After discovering my passion for working with couples, I began advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and received my Certification in EFT from the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
As a psychologist and Certified EFT therapist, I bring certain expertise to our work together, but will also rely on your self-knowledge, reflection, and ultimate goals for our collaboration to be most successful. I will ask for your direct feedback along the way, to make sure we are making the kind of progress you are looking for. My style is integrative, which means that I draw from various theoretical schools of thought and treatment, including both classic theory and evidence-based therapy, in my practice of psychotherapy. Having worked with a variety of populations, ages, sexual orientations, religions, and cultures from around the world, I find that different approaches are suitable for different people and different problems. My approach is nonjudgmental, respectful, curious and caring, with the belief that we all have the potential to change and grow as we choose.
Teaching & Supervision
Adjunct Professor at New York University
Adjunct Professor and Clinical Supervisor at Brooklyn College (2017 - 2018)
Pro bono work
Disaster Response Team of the American Red Cross
NYCEFT Veteran Project providing EFT couples therapy to a military service members and their partners.
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT)
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
My office is conveniently located in the West Village at 26 West 9th Street, New York, NY 10011, near most major subway lines, including the PATH:
PATH at 9th Street Station
A, C, E, B, D, F, M at West 4th Street
1 at Christopher Street
Walking distance to Union Square subways