I am a clinical psychologist with training in both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies. From working with culturally diverse adults across settings such as hospitals, community clinics, and college counseling centers, I recognize the importance of modifying treatment to your individual needs. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, procrastination, substance use, and romantic relationship conflicts. In our sessions I will ask open-ended questions, use metaphor, and incorporate humor in order to connect you with your values and create actionable goals. With a compassionate and interactive approach, I encourage you to notice when thoughts are productive and when they are not.
My training has offered me the opportunity to work with students, artists, and clients in high-stress occupations who are pursuing ambitious life goals, but who may be feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Having been employed in media prior to becoming a psychologist, I am sensitive to the challenges of work-life balance in New York. In my training with military veterans at the Manhattan VA Medical Center, I became familiar with the silent crisis of men’s mental health and work with my male clients to gain more control over their recurring emotional battles. I embolden my clients of all genders to tap into new personal narratives, and together we will work to develop fresh perspectives on recurrent struggles and self-defeating behaviors.
I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University and both a Masters in Journalism and a Masters in Psychology from Columbia University. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.