Therapy is a rare opportunity to be profoundly understood by another person. The more we feel understood by another, the more we are able to untangle the emotional and interpersonal knots that lead us into treatment in the first place. Rather than trying to fit people into diagnostic categories, I try to listen from within the perspective of each individual. Each person has to be understood within the context of their life history and the emotional convictions that shape their experience.
I have treated a wide range of individuals in a hospital setting (Mount Sinai Medical Center), a community mental health center (Metropolitan Center for Mental Health), a parent-child group (The Bernard L. Pacella, MD Parent Child Center), and in private practice.
I have special interests in Buddhism, and its relationship to psychotherapy, and chronic illnesses such as HIV and Lyme Disease.