I’ve always had an interest in what makes people tick. As a child I could be described as highly observant. It was my habit to curl into the corner of a stairwell landing, safely concealed above, and listen in to the adult dinner parties going on down below. I was a champion eavesdropper early on. I learned a lot.
That curiosity about the human experience has led me to study it in depth. My credentials include a B.S in Psychology from SUNY, a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Yeshiva University-Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and a certificate in Advanced Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP ).
In the academic track I am a supervisor in NIP’s analytic training program and have also served as faculty. I also enjoy a rich affiliation with The Integrative Trauma Studies Program at NIP where I am an active participant on the Executive Committee and have supervised, taught and been a featured presenter in their colloquia series. As well, I have been a faculty member in Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s Continuing Education Program, teaching medical professionals how to better tune in to their patients and best meet their needs. I run on-going groups teaching energy psychology methods to mental health professionals and have lectured widely on the topic in the tri-state area.
Because humans operate on multiple levels I’ve pursued training in integrative approaches to treatment including EMDR (I’m an EMDRIA Approved Consultant), Somatic Experience and Energy Psychology with a focus on Emotional Freedom Techniques (mentored by Carol Look and certified by her in coaching). I am also a graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Certified IIN Health Coach.
I’ve been in private practice in New York City for thirty years and love my work.