I am a psychotherapist with twenty years of experience assisting patients with depression, anxiety disorders, and complex medical conditions. I provide a warm and genuine atmosphere in order to assist you to better manage stress and difficult life transitions. I offer a free phone screening to determine if I am the best fit for you as a therapist. My masters degree in social work is from Columbia University. I also have masters and PhD in anthropology from Columbia University which has influenced my approach. My clinical training was at the Payne Whitney Clinic and New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.
I am experienced in assisting patients to better manage the symptoms of chronic illnesses such as hiv and diabetes. I also have worked with individuals receiving treatment for cancer and kidney failure. I believe that living with chronic illness significantly impacts an individual's mental health.
I have a strong interest in assisting you to live up to your potential. Although, I am psychodynamically oriented, I can adjust my practice to meet your individual needs as a patient. I believe that our mental health and physical health are closely linked. Thus, I strive to assist patients in making life changes which benefit both aspects of our health.