I am a licensed psychologist in New York State with a general private practice in Westchester where I provide psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups. I am a dedicated and caring professional who works with children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in treating individuals across the lifespan who have experienced trauma in their lives, including death, natural or man-made disasters, and physical or sexual abuse. Additionally I address issues typically confronted in adolescence and early adulthood, such as separation conflicts, academic concerns, relationship problems and other issues of identity development.
My Doctor of Psychology degree is from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. I received expert training in disaster and trauma response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In addition to having a private practice, I am a Staff Psychologist in the Manhattanville College Counseling Center in Purchase, NY.
I view psychotherapy as a framework for identifying, clarifying, and working through challenges my clients are experiencing in their lives, ranging from situational stressors and social or interpersonal conflicts to more chronic mental health concerns.
My goal as a psychotherapist is to help clients gain an in-depth understanding of themselves and the reasons behind their distress. Through therapy, my clients explore and develop alternative perspectives, make more informed choices, and gain a greater sense of control over their surroundings and the stressors they encounter.
I emphasize the importance of collaboration and confidentiality in treatment. My approach is supportive, flexible, and integrative, combining psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Sessions are interactive, and most importantly, I customize treatment to best serve each client.
-Individual and family psychotherapy with children and adolescents
-Individual psychotherapy with adults
Areas of Expertise
- Loss or Grief
- Relationship Issues
- Identity Development
- Academic Difficulties
- Parenting Issues
Problems or Disorders
- Trauma and PTSD
- Anxiety or Fears
- Behavior Problems
- Anger and Stress Management