About Me

I completed my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and my B.A. in psychology with a minor in biology from Yeshiva University. My pre-doctoral internship was at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center and I continued there to complete a two year post-doctoral fellowship in the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and Gulf War Multisymptom Illness. Following my graduate training, I completed a certificate in Sex Therapy from The Buehler Institute and received my certification in sex therapy by the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I also received a certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy. I am currently a staff psychologist at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the general outpatient department and sexual health clinic, where I also supervise and teach in the internship program. My treatment model focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness to assist individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual dysfunction, and other difficulties. Treatment is also informed by each individual's unique developmental course as I examine how your early relationships and development of your core beliefs, influence how you interact with the world. I utilize a strength based approach where I attempt to identify each individual's unique strengths to learn how to better manage their painful thoughts and feelings. In addition to my clinical training I am also a practicing professional magician and musician.



New York, NY

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