Headway

I have been in practice over 25 years and have treated a wide range of life problems for individuals and couples. I believe that patterns are developed while growing up in our families of origin that no longer work or produce symptoms. I focus on understanding those attachment patterns historically and in the present in order to reflect and change them. I tend to be very empathic and interactive in this exploration with a focus on symptom reduction and change. I am an EMDRIA certified consultant in EMDR. Other trainings: mindfulness meditation, compassion cultivation, internal family systems and somatic experiencing. These modalities help people to regulate around feeling states that overwhelm their nervous system so a wider range of feelings can be experienced without flooding or shutting down.


I have a background in psychoanalysis and family systems theory (with 2 Masters degrees in psychiatric nursing and 6 post-masters training certificates). As a psychiatric nurse practitioner I have a medical foundation which is helpful in understanding behavioral troubles. I have published papers on addiction, trauma, and psychoanalytic treatments.


Specialties

Sexual Trauma
Trauma
Family
Bereavement
Couples
Depression
Anxiety
Women's Issues
Intimacy

Education

MA
New York University

Advanced Graduate Certificate
Columbia University

Accepted Insurance

Aetna
Cigna
Oscar Health
United Healthcare
Oxford


If you're experiencing emotional distress, the resources below provide free and confidential support 24/7. If this is an emergency, call 911.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741