“THE SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED ”
I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who utilizes rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) techniques to help clients identify, evaluate and challenge automatic, self-defeating thoughts so they can feel better emotionally, behave more functionally and experience long-lasting change. In therapy, you will become more aware of the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that are holding you back, and learn how to handle them in a more productive way. It is a present-oriented, structured therapy that involves problem solving, and you will most likely have homework! I also employ outcome measures so we can closely gauge our progress, without having to make vague estimates. When called for, I borrow from other psychotherapeutic modalities such as motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy. I use and encourage mindfulness practices to relieve stress, mitigate anxiety and, perhaps most importantly, to develop a range of insights into automatic thoughts and the way our individual minds operate. My overarching goal as a practitioner is to help clients figure out what they want most from life, and assist them in moving toward achieving their vision. I also conduct gold-standard psycho-educational and autism evaluations for children and adolescents.
New York University, Applied Psychology, B.S.
St John's University, Psy.D.
NYS License Number: 023532
Adults, Children, and Adolescents
Individuals and Couples
Stress and trauma
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology at New York University in 1999, and went on to earn my Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) at St. John's University where I received intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal/relationship difficulties and a variety of other issues that have been proven to respond to CBT.
I have been employed as school psychologist in Manhattan for over 15 years, and have ample experience evaluating and supporting children and adolescents with special needs, including autism. I am trained in the the gold-standard assessment for diagnosing autism, the ADOS-2. I also spent several years employed as a psychologist in a school for gifted and talented children. I am an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, where I currently teach graduate level courses in Developmental Psychology and Neuropsychology of Learning.
Sessions are typically 45 minutes, offered weekly or biweekly. Sessions may be conducted in-office or remotely for NY state residents and may be eligible for out-of-network insurance benefits. Please call or email to book a session.
1225 Park Avenue (at 95th street)
New York, NY 10128