About Me

I am a clinical psychologist licensed to practice Psychology in the State of New York (License Number 018238).

I received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1998 and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York in 2007. While studying at City University, I specialized in the assessment and treatment of severe psychopathology in adolescents and adults. Additionally, I studied extensively in the areas of trauma, interpersonal attachments and personality disorders.

I completed my psychology internship at Manhattan Psychiatric Center (MPC) in New York City. While at MPC, I received additional training in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of individuals with severe mental illnesses, as well as training in sexual offender risk assessments and neuropsychological testing.

Since obtaining my doctoral degree, I gained further expertise in forensic psychology and New York State's Mental Hygiene and Criminal Procedure Law, including forensic evaluations for competency, not guilty by reason of insanity (CPL 330.20), civil commitment of sexual offenders (Mental hygiene Law article 10) and treatment over objection. I have also taught and supervised advanced doctoral students in individual and group psychotherapy and assessment.

Currently, I maintain an independent private practice in NYC where I provide assessments, consultations, and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. In addition, I am employed by the State of New York, as a Licensed Psychologist at a state psychiatric facility.


Education
  • City University of New York, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2007
  • Yeshiva University, B.A., Psychology, 1998

Professional Membership
  • American Psychological Association, Member


My Approach to Therapy

Psychotherapy is a creative collaboration between client and therapist. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship provides the foundation for a solid, effective therapy experience. In an encouraging, nonjudgmental environment, I create a safe space to explore the multitude of factors that motivate my clients' behaviors, thoughts and feelings.

To maximize the psychotherapy experience, I provide careful attention and genuine care, helping my clients to both listen to and care more about themselves. In sessions, I also help my clients understand and identify how historical patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving influence their current functioning, freeing them from unconscious patterns of relating so that they can experience more satisfying, productive and authentic lives.

In doing so, I utilize a supportive, flexible, and integrative approach, drawing from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I customize treatment to best serve the unique needs of my patients and where applicable, their families.