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Professional Statement

  • The goal of my work with you is to support your development and help you make your life more fulfilling. Most of atients are smart and capable people who come to therapy because something in their lives has felt stuck or "not quite right."
  • I respect your intelligence and ability to be a full collaborator in this process. I aim to establish a space in which you feel safe to freely express your thoughts and feelings. I listen closely to you and share my questions and observations with you. We will examine the complex meanings of your experiences, memories, dreams, and relationships. Good psychotherapy alleviates your personal suffering and increases your capacity for love, work, creativity, and aliveness.
  • I completed my predoctoral training at Columbia Medical Center, and my postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Counseling Center. Before going into full-time private practice, I worked at several universities, last in the capacity of Assistant Director of the counseling center at Fordham University. My psychoanalytic training has been at NYU, where I have received four awards. I supervise clinicians in training and psychologists (adjunct faculty/supervisor at CUNY doctoral program). I have taught courses on psychotherapy, and present at national and international conferences. I edited a book on the experience of immigration which is scheduled to be published by Routledge at the end of 2015.
  • Areas of specialty are treatment of anxiety and depression, relationship problems and sexuality, immigration and acculturation, childhood trauma, creative and work blocks.
  • My clientele comprises a diverse group of people of different ages, nationalities, ethnicities, sexual identities and orientations. I see adolescents, adults, and couples.

Education

  • The Wright Institute, PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • New York University (Psychoanalysis)
  • Columbia University (Fellowship)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Internship in Adult Psychology

Awards and Publications

  • Wolstein Fellowship, NYU
  • Harris Fellowship, NYU
  • Patrick Lane Award, Psychoanalytic Society

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Language Spoken

  • English
  • German