I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City.
I received my Masters degree with honors from New York University,
and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology was received at The New School University.
Additionally, I have advanced post-graduate training in both
psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Part of my post-graduate training
was done at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, a four-year full-time intensive psychoanalytic and comprehensive psychotherapy training program.
I have been a therapist at New York University Medical Center, as well as at several mental health clinics and medical facilities, including the Institute for Family Health, the NYU College of Nursing, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. I provided individual and group therapy, as well as couple and family therapy.
Many years ago, I began an Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) program at NYU. I have a particular interest in how animals can assist in psychotherapy, and I believe that AAT can have powerful and therapeutic benefits. I am trained to use animal-assisted therapy interventions within psychotherapy treatment.
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
American Psychological Association, Division 39 (APA)
The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (IARPP)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Institute for the Psychotherapies Professional Association (NIPPA)
New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW)