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Professional Statement

  • I am a licensed psychologist, a psychoanalyst, and a hypnotherapist with over twenty years of experience working with adults and couples suffering from a wide range of problems. I believe that the key to creating a meaningful experience in therapy hinges on my ability to listen closely and to do my best to put myself in another person’s shoes. Only in this way can I begin to understand another’s passions and goals, and facilitate another’s self-actualization.
  • Although therapy is serious business, I also know that it can be uplifting. Self-revelation, when experience in the presence of another whose goal is to understand, can be life changing. There are many feelings that accompany this process; consider that one might be joy.
  • I am especially familiar with problems emerging from chronic childhood trauma, early hospitalizations, infertility, pregnancy, parenting, and divorce. These problems, which are so present in our society, can lead to depression, anxiety, dissociation, isolation, and despair.

Education

  • Long Island University, PhD in Psychology
  • Manhattan School of Music (Master’s)
  • Boston University (Bachelor’s)
  • New York University (Psychoanalysis)

Awards and Publications

  • Rosetta Harris Fellowship; NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
  • Benjamin Wolstein Memorial Fellowship; NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Society; Boston University
  • Manhattan School of Music: Pierre Bernac Award for the Interpretation of French Song
  • Hypnosis training through American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • International Society for the Study Trauma and Dissociation

Language Spoken

  • English