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Professional Statement

  • I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Prior to dedicating myself to private practice, I served on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for several years, where I taught and supervised psychotherapy services for APA psychologist interns and advanced psychiatry residents. I currently serve as an expert witness for brain injury legal cases (neuropsychological testing) and for court mandated competency examinations. With regard to my psychotherapy practice, I have practiced and refined a variety of therapy approaches, and I have integrated the methods that have proven most effective in terms of psychological wellness and positive outcomes. Problems that I have helped clients overcome include anxiety disorders, excessive guilt, depression, relationship conflicts, PTSD, trauma, poor self-esteem, addictive disorders and emotional storminess.
  • I strive to provide empathy and clear understanding. My approach helps clients understand and change distorted patterns of thinking, and associated painful feelings. The therapy process is tailored to the unique needs of each individual client. My interventions promote increased self-acceptance, and the strength and vision to change and improve relationship patterns involving guilt, worry, self-doubt, conflict, and feelings of disconnection from others. This process frequently involves coping skills development, changing dysfunctional thought patterns, mindfulness, interpersonal learning, and emotional awareness techniques.

Education

  • Long Island University, Brooklyn, PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn, Master’s in Clinical Psychology
  • University of Texas, El Paso, Master’s in Experimental Psychology
  • Washington College (Bachelor’s)

Language Spoken

  • English