I am a licensed clinical psychologist and NYC native who has a group psychotherapy practice in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For over 15 years, I have worked in both outpatient clinics and in-patient psychiatric hospitals, as well as conducted individual psychotherapy for adults and couples. I have completed specialized training and practicum for LGBTQIA, Serious Mental Illness, and student populations, as well as delivered developmentally disability/intellectual disability social services, in-home crisis services, and couples and family services. In addition, for many years I have run groups, workshops, and parent-trainings for clients in every NYC borough. I also provide clinical supervision and consultation to early-career psychotherapists, who are available to see patients at a sliding scale.
I practice an Integrative model of psychotherapy that combines traditional psychodynamic/psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), and interpersonal/relational therapies to customize our work to your needs. I have also received intensive training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) with Dr. Sue Johnson, Horneyian Therapy (based on the work of Karen Horney), Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Schema Therapy, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT), and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy. In my opinion, not every problem is a nail so why have only one hammer? I have been a lifelong learner of how to merge evidence-based therapies with alternative “new-wave” therapies, such as the burgeoning intersection of western neuropsychology and eastern philosophies.
My style of treatment involves a comprehensive approach to improving health, taking into consideration culture, identity, systems, environment, nutrition, pharmacology, current events and physical health. My personal interests and research focused on diverse and underrepresented populations, such as those from creative or taboo subcultures, intersecting minority identities, and non-traditional lifestyles and identities. I have extensive experience working with those diagnosed and/or suffering from anxiety and panic disorders, depression and mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity and non-specified learning disorders, Complex/PTSD, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorders, Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as comorbid diagnoses in outpatient and inpatient hospital settings.