I see therapy as an endeavor in which you and I work to explore obstacles in the way of your happiness. Painful relationships or critical self-judgments can impair your resiliency and motivation to effect the changes you’d like to see in your life. I can offer you a way to think about yourself, in an environment of trust, which will help you to fully inhabit and direct your life.
The connection that forms between each therapist and patient pair is one of the building blocks in achieving a reflective and self-aware stance. This decision to enter into psychotherapy marks a time of transition. It is a potential time and space without judgment, offering an opportunity to explore and define the difficulties which have kept you from becoming the person you’d like to be. Depression and anxiety, stress and disappointment can cloud our ability to see ourselves with compassion. Having this new space will allow us to explore your challenges while also looking to the future to develop a new awareness and responsiveness.
I’ve been in practice for over thirty years, on Long Island and Manhattan, focusing on what I believe are our most basic needs: love, trust, security and stability. Without these internal building blocks, our relationships suffer, as does our confidence. My work with you will help to strengthen your foundation.
I see adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have advanced training in eating disorders and have many years of experience engaged in parenting guidance, and have helped women through times of transition: issues around fertility and infertility and moving through the cycle of menopause. I’m currently interested in thinking about how yoga and meditation can be used to ease the experience(s) of trauma and stress. I teach and supervise at the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP).
- University of Rochester, BA, 1981
- Columbia University, MSW, 1983
- Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, NYC, Certificate in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, 1992
- Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, NYC, Certificate in Eating Disorders, 1996
- New York State License No. R29675
- Faculty and Supervisor, Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
- Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- Member, The New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW)
160 West 85th St.
New York, NY 10024
17 S. Maryland Ave.
Port Washington, NY 11050