|I have been a New York State licensed clinical psychologist since 2004. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Distinction from Columbia University Teachers College in 2003.
As I believe in the importance of continuing education for psychologists, I graduated from the inaugural class of the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis in 2009 and am currently a Postdoctoral Candidate in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. (For more detailed information about my education, training and work experience, click here).
My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing from a variety of clinical theory, techniques, and empirical research ranging from psychoanalysis to cognitive behavioral therapy, tailoring the treatment to meet the unique needs of the individual.
Ultimately, I believe, and research shows, that the effectiveness of therapy across approaches depends on the quality of the relationship. That is, it has to be “a good fit” and occur in the context of a safe, supportive, compassionate and confidential environment.
Because the relationship is so important, people should interview several potential therapists. This is why I offer a free consultation, as the potential patient/client should be free to interview various therapists without financial burden. I found it can be very helpful and a good predictor of successful treatment outcome, to get a sense of whether we will be a good match.