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Professional Statement

  • Working with individuals, families, children and teens for the past 20 years, I have come to learn that we all want to be understood so that we may live healthier, more productive lives. Often times however, conflicts and repetitive behaviors prevent us from finding the satisfaction we desire. Depression, anxiety, and a host of other self defeating conditions or behaviors can emerge that interfere with basic relationship success and can cause work, or school related difficulties. My approach is to work closely with you through any issues, in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, designed to address your individual needs.
  • I specialize in the treatment of loss related experiences, which can include a spectrum of conflicts resulting from loss of a job or career, relationship break-ups, loss of a loved one, illness, questions of self worth and self esteem, and adoption and infertility issues.
  • My experience has led me to conclude that talking, in a therapeutic environment, is one of the most powerful agents of change.

Education

  • Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, PsyD in Psychoanalysis
  • Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, Certificate in Psychoanalysis
  • New York University, Master’s in Special Education
  • New York University (Bachelor’s)

Awards and Publications

  • (2002) Defensive meaning in a schizophrenic patient’s preoccupation with other therapists. Modern Psychoanalysis, (27) 133 – 158. (2005) “Jekyll and Hyde”: A literary forerunner to Freud’s discovery of the unconscious. Modern Psychoanalysis, (30) 92 – 106. (2006) Emotional communication: Resolving a resistance to feeling hate. Modern Psychoanalysis, (31) 101 – 112. (2009) Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein:” An Orphaned Author’s Dream and Journey Toward Integration. Modern Psychoanalysis, (34) 117 – 135. (2010) Adoption: Perspectives and Fantasy. Modern Psychoanalysis, (35) 53 – 67. (2010) Aggression in dreams: Intersecting theories – Freud, modern psychoanalysis, threat simulation theory. Modern Psychoanalysis, (36) 44-58. (2012) Teaching Modern Psychoanalysis: Technique in the Classroom. Modern Psychoanalysis, (39) 93-111.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams
  • Society of Modern Psychoanalysts

Language Spoken

  • English
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