I am a native New Yorker and truly love what I do.
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 Lower School Consulting Psychologist at The Cathedral School in NYC. I have previously worked as the Clinical Director at a therapeutic school in Manhattan where I supervised all school clinicians, ran the doctoral psychology training program, and oversaw the clinical programs of all students. I have also previously 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.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my daughter, and enjoying all of the cuisine and fun that NYC has to offer. I love to read, cook, bake, exercise, and watch some questionable reality television (along with some less embarrassing viewing like The Bear- I highly recommend!).