One very important way to befriend our sorrow is to take it out of its isolation, and share it with someone who can receive it.

— Henri Nouwen

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several areas of specialization. I have a part-time private practice in Union Square (Manhattan) and am a full-time assistant professor of psychology in the School-Child Clinical Doctoral Program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology (Yeshiva University). 

I work primarily with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and problems in relationships with friends, family, and loved ones. I also specialize in working with religious clients and integrating spirituality into treatment. 

I listen to my patients carefully and with empathy. I believe that few people are truly heard in their day-to-day lives. Therapy offers people a place that is simultaneously safe and challenging. I am interested in collaborating with you to provide a therapy that is restorative and helps move you forward in life. I enjoy working with people who are curious about themselves and those around them, those who are open to exploration and changing patterns that have held them back. I also enjoy working with patients for whom religion and/or spirituality are important parts of their lives. My practice is LGBT-affirming and I have extensive experience working with clients of different sexual orientations. My approach is primarily psychodynamic but I also integrate family systems, cognitive, behavioral, and existential interventions when appropriate. 

Current Professional Appointments

  • Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology - Yeshiva University - Assistant Professor of Psychology (School-Child Clinical Combined Doctoral Program)
  • Private Practice - Integrative Psychotherapy (New York, NY) - Licensed Psychologist (License #018680) 

Service

  • Volunteer psychologist and mentor for Health Right International's Human Rights Clinic
  • Psychology liaison for American Psychoanalytic Association's Fellowship Program

Education

  • Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU Medical Center, Certificate in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Fordham University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A. in Counseling
  • Wellesley College, B.A. in Psychology & Political Science

Clinical Training

  • Jacobi Medical Center, APA Accredited Internship
    • Child & Adolescent Outpatient Clinic
    • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
    • Consultation/Liaison Service
  • Fordham University Counseling Center
  • Queens Children's Psychiatric Center
  • Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
  • The Cambridge Hospital
    • Child Assessment Unit
    • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
  • McLean Hospital
    • Bipolar & Psychotic Disorders Unit
  • Arbour-HRI Hospital
    • Women's Trauma Unit

Fellowships

  • American Psychoanalytic Association, Teachers' Academy, 2013-2014
  • American Psychoanalytic Association, 2008-2009
  • NYU School of Medicine Psychoanalytic Institute, 2006 - 2007
  • International Psychoanalytical Association/Anna Freud Centre, 2006
  • International Psychoanalytical Association/Yale University School of Medicine, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
    • Division 36 - Psychology of Religion
    • Division 39 - Psychoanalysis
  • American Psychoanalytic Association, Educator Associate
    • Fellowship Committee Member, Psychology Liaison
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion