My Approach to Helping
I enjoy working with children and adolescents to establish a warm therapeutic relationship. My goal is for my clients to not just improve but to thrive so that they can grow and mature to be successful and productive members of society. I enjoy working with parents and teachers to help them better understand their children and students and to foster a more peaceful and productive home and classroom.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband (also a psychologist!) and two young children. I also enjoy reading, exercise, and participating in community events.
More Info About My Practice
I completed my Master's and Doctoral degrees at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University, with a dual specialty in school and clinical child psychology. I received broad training in providing psychotherapy to children for a wide variety of problems, as well as in psychological evaluation. My practical training included placements at schools, children's inpatient psychiatric centers, and community mental health centers. I have extensive experience working with children, teachers, and parents in a school setting. I have conducted numerous psychological evaluations, developed IEPs, and led the CSE committee in several schools. I am primarily trained in psychodynamic modes of therapy but also have much experience in cognitive behavioral methods.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Working with parents and children adolescents on the following issues: Anxiety, Academic under-achievement, adjustment disorders, behavioral issues, depression, Learning disorders, parenting-parenting issues, parent-child relational issues, play therapy, testing and evaluation