I have always wanted to be a psychotherapist. I took a circuitous route to get here, including time spent as a physical therapist and a restaurant owner, but at my core, I have always wanted to help people. Now, with more than 15 years practicing psychotherapy, I am exactly where I am meant to be, and I look forward to meeting you.
My training includes several years of post-graduate psychotherapy work and various certifications, built on my foundation as a licensed clinical social worker. My approach draws from several modalities, including relational, psychoanalytic and behavioral (CBT).
I work with adults of all ages and treat a wide range of problems and personalities. I have advanced training in the treatment of depression and anxiety. I specialize in exploring the impact of trauma and stress on individual functioning, and I work with clients to overcome barriers to career, social and relationship success.
My therapy style is warm, supportive and interactive. In our sessions, we will work together to identify your underlying beliefs and patterns, as well as past experiences that may be contributing to difficult feelings and situations you are dealing with right now. You will come to understand how your thoughts affect how you act and feel, and you will learn how to think about yourself, your life and your relationships in more satisfying and effective ways.
Certificate in Trauma Studies, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, 2017
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Beck Institute, February 2015
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Beck Institute, September 2014
Certificate in Relational Psychotherapy, Stephen Mitchell Center, 2013
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Mental Health, 2009
Master of Social Work, Fordham University, 2004
Bachelor of Science, St. Louis University, 1980
Fifth Ave Counseling Center, 2010-2014
Psychotherapist Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, 2006-2009
Psychotherapist CIS Counseling, 2004-2006
Restaurant Owner, 1987-2000