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Professional Statement

  • I provide psychotherapy with the option of medication and other integrative treatments for anxiety, depression, and stresses related to relationships, work, illness, and other life challenges. I believe my patients experience me as warm, open, collaborative, interactive, humble, and very accessible. As my patient, I would help you identify treatment goals, and then work with you to achieve these goals by together making sense of your feelings and helping you to realize new freedom in your life.
  • Please note that presently I am only accepting new patients who seek to work with me in weekly psychotherapy with or without medication treatment. In other words, I am currently not available for "medication-only" treatment.
  • Regarding psycho-pharmacology, I am very sensitive to the fears and hesitations that people have when considering medication. As a psycho-pharmacologist, I have a judicious, balanced perspective on the role of medication in overall mental health treatment. I am also experienced with a broad array of treatments, so we can find what works, and equally importantly, we will simplify and take away what is not helpful. I sometimes recommend well-researched alternatives to prescription medicine, including light therapy, dietary change, breathing techniques, exercise, and meditation.
  • I trained in psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center where I am now on faculty. I also completed advanced specialization in couples therapy at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. In addition to private practice, I am the psychiatrist for students at the Juilliard School. I also teach psychiatrists-in-training.
  • Before your appointment is confirmed, we will speak by phone so that you have the opportunity to ask me any questions.

Education

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Chicago (Master’s)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • New York University (Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew