I work with people of all ages struggling with relationships, balancing work and life,
grieving a loss or just not happy with where they are now.
Emotional suffering and loss often makes people retreat inward
just when human contact is most crucial.
"You don’t have to go at it alone. I can help."
Join me on the adventure of your life, a journey into understanding YOU, and how you tick. I will help you cope with current problems while getting to know your individual and unique history at the same time. My clinical training and insight allows me to connect threads of your current problems back to earlier issues that might have gone unresolved.
Together working week to week, we'll deal with what is coming up in your life that is causing distress, we’ll process the issues, and we’ll replace your current beliefs with new ones that can help you move forward. I've helped many people of many ages and walks of life find their authentic self and live fully again.
I look forward to hearing from you,
I am a graduate of the four year adult program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York.
I was taught, trained and supervised by some of the most well-respected and seasoned therapists in relational, interpersonal and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The addition of this modality to my masters and doctoral social work education has been transformative for me personally and professionally.
Psychoanalysis today is very different than the psychoanalysis you might picture with Freud and a patient on a couch. Instead I use psychoanalytic theory in my work with people face to face. I help them understand what unconscious things might be blind sighting them today. This helps them access these unconscious drives or issues and to develop insight and move forward in a healthier way in their lives.
In 2001, I earned my Masters of Social work at the Fordham University School of Social Work . My masters education was focused on clinical social work practice with individuals and families.
I completed my PhD in Social Work and Social Welfare at the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work (2005-2009). My doctoral research focused on midlife women’s well-being and culminated in my dissertation work entitled “The baby boomers meet menopause: Attitudes and roles.”
My research has been published in such journals as Health and Social Work, Sex Roles, Journal of Gerontological Social Work and Maturatas. My years of masters and doctoral study in social work has provided me with the ability to understand the relationship between theory and practice, knowledge and action.
My work is enhanced by my role as an educator and adjunct professor at the Touro Graduate School for Social Work. In the process of teaching, listening, challenging, encouraging and guiding young professionals in their work I become a better clinician. My role as educator is present in my practice as well.
I am able to translate complicated human emotion and behavior for people in therapy into understandable language. Therapy is a learning experience and part of my job is to help people understand their story better and to effect real change in their lives.
I have had a multi-faceted and diverse personal life experience that includes goodness and blessings as well as profound losses and challenges. I have compassion and understanding about many sad and difficult times adults face
throughout the life cycle.
I am sensitive to how individual pain impacts individuals and couples and how individual suffering ripples into the texture and health of the entire family. I would be happy to answer any questions you have by email, phone or text.