I am a New York State Licensed Psychologist with a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University (Queens, NY). Prior to completing my Ph.D., I graduated summa cum laude from New York University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with minors in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies, Pre-Business, and American Sign Language. I have been fortunate to have trained and worked in a range of clinical settings, including a community-based psychological services center, child/adolescent inpatient and outpatient hospital units, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD; specifically, WIHD), private practice, and a variety of therapeutic and private school settings. As part of my postdoctoral training, I completed the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship program, an interdisciplinary leadership-training program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the federal government, which focused on the core values of cultural competence, family-centered practice, life course perspective, interdisciplinary approach, and evidence-based practice. My participation in this program enhanced my already strong commitment to working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families from a systemic, multidisciplinary, strengths-based approach. I have also received advanced training in Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model (formerly Collaborative Problem-Solving), and training in the DIR/Floortime model, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic approaches, all of which I integrate to meet your individual needs.
In addition to this practice, I am currently the Clinical Director at a therapeutic school in Manhattan where I supervise clinicians (including psychology externs and post-doctoral fellows) and oversee the clinical programs of all students. Previously, I worked as a staff psychologist at a group private practice, where I focused primarily on conducting evaluations and treatment for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders of relating and communicating, including autism spectrum disorders. I also served as a consulting psychologist at a private school in Manhattan.