I am a licensed psychologist in New York State and received my doctorate in School/Child Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY. I received a post doc degree in School Neuropsychology and am also a certified IMAGO therapist who uses IMAGO priniciples to work with couples as well as with parenting relationships.
I have many years of experience working with families from diverse backgrounds who have presented with a broad range of behavioral and psychological challenges, through the various externships and internships I held at the Queens Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, the Nassau County Public Schools and the Jewish Child Care Association.
After graduation I worked in special education settings with children ranging from Pre-School to High School and beyond. I provided individual, group and family counseling, conducted assessments, handled crises, designed behavior management plans for individuals and classrooms and overall, became a support for the community of teachers and parents making up the school. I became an advocate for GLBT students and families within the special education setting. I also learned a lot about the CSE process and Individualized Educational Programs.
I was provided the opportunity to become an Adjunct Professor at Lehman College and taught various courses with an emphasis on multicultural and gender studies. Additionally, I supervised the clinical work for the graduate level students in the counseling program.
In addition to working with children and adolescents, I began working with adults in my private practice, which began in 1999. My interests in relationships, gender, sexuality, and parenting are an integral part of my work. In addition to this, the education I received in IMAGO principles has greatly influenced the lens I use as I work together with clients to create more connected and meaningful relationships in their lives. Studying with a spiritual counselor has also provided me with ways to help others get more in touch with their inner core and create more genuine relationships with others.
I currently work part time as a Consulting Psychologist for a foster care agency in New York City. The rest of my professional life focuses on my practice which continues to expand.
Memberships include the American Psychological Association, The New York State Psychological Association and Imago Relationships International.