My clinical work as a psychotherapist, consultant, and researcher all begins with my love of working with people who, through their unique struggles, demonstrate a desire to grow and thrive. I approach my professional life in the same manner I move through my personal one; the foundation of any relationship is built on empathy, integrity and collaboration. Every individual is unique, every family is unique, and every organization is unique… I see it as my imperative to listen, to share insights, and to partner with you to identify and achieve your goals. I aim to create a safe and creative framework for developing or expanding insights not just at an individual level, but to appreciate your individuality in the context of your environment and societal norms. This framework is relevant during times of crisis and/or illness, as well periods of relative stability when the work may be geared toward deeper understanding and building resilience. 

I provide therapy to adolescents, adults and families who are coping with school, work, life transitions and other stressors. My consultant and research activities are aligned with my therapeutic work and are designed to build healthy communities that can appropriately support mental health and wellness. My expertise spans a broad range of areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, sexual orientation, gender identity, unexpected DNA discoveries, behavioral concerns, school and work challenges, relational conflicts, parenting, trauma, and loss.  

I have been clinically trained in utilizing diverse evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy (MBT), Relational Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care. I consider myself a life-long learner which means that the expertise I have built over the last few decades continues to be informed by professional development experiences, both as an educator and lecturer. I participate in training and seminars that inform my work and assure that I am providing the most relevant and evidence based interventions. 

My work settings are diverse which keeps me connected to interdisciplinary and inter-institutional models of care. Throughout my career, I have enjoyed my private practice work in offices in both NYC and Greenwich, CT. I recognized long ago that this work is complemented by leadership roles I have held in a medical and mental health community health center, and most recently, through my appointment as the director of Psychological Services at The Spence School, an Independent day school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.