I completed my doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical and School Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and my Bachelor of Science from Yeshiva University. During my pre-doctoral internship at Hofstra University’s counseling center, I gained proficiency in short-term evidence-based treatments for a wide variety of presenting concerns, including: mood disorders, self-injury, trauma, OCD, relationship issues, eating disorders, etc. My prior trainings included inpatient and outpatient work at LIJ’s Zucker Hillside Hospital with adults and college students struggling with borderline personality disorder, suicidality, and self-injury; post-traumatic stress recovery for adolescents in JCCA’s residential treatment center in Westchester; and school-based consultation, assessment, and therapy for elementary- and middle-school-aged children at Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ). My current training focuses on sexual dysfunction, sexual compulsivity, relationship difficulties, anxiety, OCD, and trauma.
If you’re looking for professional help, there is a good chance that you have been feeling out of control, overwhelmed by your own behaviors and feelings, your relationships, and life itself. I collaborate with each individual and couple, helping them feel understood and seen, rather than jumping to any quick-fix solutions. Using principles and skills drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I strive to help clients learn more about their underlying values, sense of self, and interplay between beliefs, actions, emotions, and physiological responses. When individuals can make sense of themselves and their own behaviors/reactions, they can begin to develop the necessary skills to make meaningful changes. I look forward to working together to move towards a life of meaning and fulfillment.