As a licensed clinical psychologist, I take a warm, supportive and practical approach, adapting treatment to the needs of each individual. A key element of my work with individuals and couples of all ages is to facilitate the capacity for greater self-understanding and development of healthy coping skills. My approach incorporates treatment modalities such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness techniques. I work with clients to address therapeutic issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief/bereavement, relationship problems, issues of identity and spiritual/existential crises.
I firmly believe that the present is informed but not wholly determined by our past, and that we all strive for wellness and ongoing transformation. As such, I work with clients to promote both greater self-awareness and practical solutions to life’s challenges. I encourage my clients to work through difficult and unexamined parts of their lives such as unhelpful behavior patterns, and unwanted or scary thoughts, feelings, and needs. I seek to create a space for clients to understand themselves more fully, and develop new and healthy coping skills and fresh perspectives on challenges that once seemed insurmountable. This process facilitates symptom relief, while also creating lasting change. Ultimately, I hope each client leaves my office feeling a greater sense of self-efficacy, strength, emotional freedom, and meaning.
I am dually trained in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology. I received my doctorate and master’s degrees from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and my bachelor’s degree from Yale University. I have worked in urban schools; hospitals; and low-income outpatient clinics, providing psychotherapy services to individuals across the lifespan and from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.