Here’s a little bit about me:
I am wired to be the most anxious person you'll ever meet. And, since I was about 7 years old, people seemed to like to talk to me. Combine these two things and early on I knew that I needed to learn how to manage and understand what I was experiencing and how I could help others. When I found psychotherapy, I knew it was the solution I had been searching for and have been insatiable in building my knowledge ever since. If there's a struggle I'm unfamiliar with or a new technique I discover, I learn as much as I can to be an effective resource to help others.
My goal in working with you is for you to not need me anymore. Most clients come in weekly in the beginning and then gradually taper out as needed, maybe returning for future booster sessions, when necessary. I offer daytime and evening hours in my New York City office at 303 5th avenue, suite 1503 (between 32nd and 31st) , a 5 minute walk from the Herald Square subway stop.
- Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut
- Masters in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice
Advanced education & training:
- Completed the post-masters Cognitive Therapy Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive Therapy
- Intensive specialized training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
- Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
- Intensive training in Exposure and Response Prevention (Ex/RP) for OCD at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
- Specialty training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
- Additional specialized training in working with pornography addiction, attachment trauma, procrastination, chronic pain, and impulse-control issues
Throughout my career, I have worked in rape crisis response, violence prevention (McLean Hospital), and college counseling centers (University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and Boston College).
Since starting private practice, I’ve worked to establish myself as a specialist in treating trauma and anxiety and I am regularly attending trainings and workshops to ensure I am using the most effective and up-to-date treatment strategies. Additionally, I’ve recently joined the NYU Silver School of Social Work Trauma Training Program as an Adjunct Lecturer.