“I understand therapy to be a cooperative effort in which we work together to help you engage with your mind, your environment, and your relationships.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I earned a PhD in social welfare from the CUNY Graduate Center and an MSW from Columbia University. I completed postgraduate psychotherapy training at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. I have provided psychotherapy and clinical services at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Washington Square Institute, and Montefiore Medical Center. My experience includes working with adults and couples seeking help for depression, anxiety, trauma, sexuality/intimacy, identity issues, religion/spirituality, men's issues, and the emotional impact of navigating challenging life transitions.
What should someone know about working with you?
I welcome the opportunity to help you work on the issues that bring you to therapy. I understand therapy to be a cooperative effort in which we work together to help you engage with your mind, your environment, and your relationships. Therapy is pragmatic yet deeply meaningful; we simultaneously focus on immediate problems and opportunities for long-term growth. Throughout our work together, I strive to offer help that resonates with your individual needs and preferences.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am a member of the International Erich Fromm Society, the International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization, and the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work where I serve on the advisory board and contribute to the work of the Diversity and Social Action Committee and the Public Relations Committee. I have presented at national and international conferences including the Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference Series (Paris, France 2017), the doctoral seminar of the Erich Fromm Study Center at the International Psychoanalytic University (Tubingen, Germany 2016), and the International Psychoanalytical Association (Boston, USA 2015). I am editor of the book Progressive Psychoanalysis as a Social Justice Movement (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017) and author of multiple peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Psychohistory and Room Magazine.
“Therapy is pragmatic yet deeply meaningful; we simultaneously focus on immediate problems and opportunities for long-term growth.”