Psychotherapy is a collaborative process with two people working together to understand and resolve problems. If you are thinking of beginning psychotherapy, you have probably reached a point of wanting something to change in your life. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, post trauma
With over thirty-five years of psychotherapy practice, I have worked with a broad range of individuals. Together, we will address and focus on understanding your problems and strengths. Increased self-understanding allows you to have a greater sense of well-being and to have the capacity for making better life decisions. My approach is integrative and based upon psychodynamic understanding of personality. When indicated we will utilize practical cognitive behavioral and/or mindfulness techniques to address problems in the “here and now” thus enhancing change. I approach my work with an active, and interactive view, taking cues from your needs and desire for proximate change.
In addition to my PhD in Psychology, I have graduated from the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. I have taught and supervised early career psychologists as a faculty member of the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. I am also adjunct faculty at Pace University in New York City and The New School for Social Research supervising clinical work of psychology graduate students.
As a specialty, throughout my years of practice I have worked with children and adolescents as well as with adults, couples and families. I approach child and adolescent issues from a developmental view and work with parents as an integral part of child therapy.