My training and experience includes:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University; ¬†predoctoral residency at Yale University School of Medicine; ¬†postdoctoral fellowship in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Brown University Medical School
  • Trainings in treatment of trauma, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, and more
  • Certificate of training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Postpartum Support International (PSI)
  • Former Director of the Center for Clinical Training and Research at The New School and Beth Israel Hospital in New York City; former faculty in the Department of Psychology at The New School
  • Publications in the fields of assessment, personality, and personality disorders
  • Many talks presented at scientific meetings, trainings, and professional businesses/corporations.

Clinical ideas that inform my practice:

  • Everyone utilizes a variety of strategies to survive, some strategies are healthy, and some less so, but all exist to support survival and coping.
  • Change is possible, but is not always the only path.
  • Acceptance can be hard, but liberating.
  • The simple act of sharing and constructing your narrative is healing.
  • Mental wellness is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • You are stronger than you realize.

For my curriculum vitae, click here. See more about my treatment orientation and specialties here.