My Approach to Helping
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Struggling with making life decisions? Congratulations! You've taken the first step towards seeking change. Listening to intuition and addressing what distresses you is a sign of strength. Respect, empathy, support, active listening, collaboration and confidentiality are a top priority and values that guide my practice.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you to uncover your inner strengths and live your life reaching towards your fullest potential. Self-discovery and awareness occur in the context of a working therapeutic relationship; reasons why I feel the fit between therapist and patient is so important. I encourage you to follow your inner voice about what feels right when searching for a therapist.
Each patient and couple is unique and therefore I use an individually tailored eclectic and flexible approach integrating techniques from various modalities depending on patients' needs. I encourage individuals/couples to be active participants in their treatment enabling them to explore various previously undiscovered aspects of themselves. Within the context of the therapeutic relationship, patients can explore patterns of behavior related to beliefs, attitudes and past experiences.
I would be happy to speak with you during a complimentary phone consultation. I warmly welcome your call or email.
More Info About My Practice
Background Experience and Qualifications:
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University. I earned an additional Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. I completed my doctoral internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and have also received training at Montefiore Medical Center, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Psychological Services Section, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center, South Beach Psychiatric Center: Heights Hill Adult Outpatient Clinic, and the Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus Psychological Services Center. I am also provisionally certified as a NYS School Psychologist and a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
My post-doctoral experiences include working as a pediatric psychologist in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) at Montefiore Medical Center and working as a police psychologist at the Psychological Services Section-Medical Division of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) conducting psychological evaluations of potential candidates for employment in civil service positions and providing on-call emergency evaluations for members of service following a crisis. I also conduct pre-surgery psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery.
What Makes up a Problem?
When something in your life is causing you distress or interfering with your functioning, it's a sign of strength to seek help to address these issues.