I am a psychotherapist who has been in private practice in NYC since 2002. My initial training was at New York University where I received my Masters Degree in Social Work. I am a graduate of the psychoanalytic training program at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. PPSC is a progressive analytic institute that melds the best of traditional and contemporary strains of psychoanalytic thought and my approach is informed by the values of openness and respect emphasized in my training at PPSC.
During my career, I have worked with a diverse group of individuals and couples in my private practice as well as in agency settings. For four and a half years, I was a psychotherapist at Housing Works working with individuals who are HIV positive and acted as liaison to the transgender outreach program. I also served as Clinical Coordinator of the NYC Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Program, providing both counseling and referral services to lawyers struggling with mental health, substance use and professional-stress related difficulties.
Through my experiences in private practice and agency settings, I have developed an expertise in a number of areas, including: anxiety and depression, compulsive behaviors (alcohol, drug, sex and gambling), gender and sexuality issues, low self-esteem, career stress and transition, trauma-related challenges, relationship conflicts and other issues.
Prior to my career as a psychotherapist, I was an attorney with an international law firm for 15 years, so I also have experience with the practical issues of managing work/life balance and competition between the external demands of a successful career and the internal desire for balance and life satisfaction.
I am licensed by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I am affiliated with New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers, American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, and International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.