I have a doctorate degree in Jurisprudence and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a New York City born and raised psychotherapist.
My experience as a psychotherapist, and my experience as a practicing lawyer over 25 years, make me uniquely positioned to work with lawyers, professionals, and executives in high stress, demanding occupations. I can fully understand and relate to professionals who are dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance abuse, work life balance, career dissatisfaction, and the many other relational challenges that often stem from high-pressure occupations.
I also enjoy working with couples. I have successfully completed both Level 1 and Level 2 Gottman Couples Therapy Training. The Gottman Method focuses on scientifically supported, skills-based interventions. This allows the therapy process to help couples gain insight into the relationship dynamic, identify areas of weakness, and practice the tools needed to manage and grow their relationship.
When working I am working with individuals, the techniques I use in treatment vary because I believe that each person’s needs and innate ability to heal are different. The techniques used will be selected in collaboration with you and based on the goals and needs we establish together in treatment. I commonly draw from the psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and strength-based therapies. I am also a trained mindfulness-based stress reduction instructor. I believe in incorporating mindfulness and other spiritual philosophies in my treatment, for clients who express an interest in these practices.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, exercise, and listening to music. I love the thrill of training and competition, and this has led me into running marathons, and performing in triathlons.