I have had experience working with a wide array of individuals, couples and families since I began my doctoral program in clinical psychology over thirty years ago. Having worked in a variety of settings including a child guidance clinic and an adolescent inpatient unit I have developed an expertise in dealing with teenagers and their parents during this complicated phase of their lives.
Likewise, I am highly versed in the challenges that college students and young adults face as they go through the transition into adulthood, as a staff psychologist at the SUNY Purchase College Counseling Center since 1998. This has afforded me the opportunity to work with a diverse population, many of whom have struggled with depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma.
My practice is also focused on couples that are facing challenges in their relationships and need help improving their communication or other skills and recommitting to one another. When couples decide that they wish to divorce, I provide a range of services such as helping them talk to their children about the divorce and separate peacefully, to psychotherapy with the children so as to assist them through this difficult transition.
My approach as a psychotherapist utilizes a wide variety of approaches including: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and family systems. I have had post-graduate training in each of these areas. Perhaps most importantly, I am passionate about my work and appreciate that every person’s story and situation is unique, while recognizing that all of us share the common experience of our humanity.