Welcome. I’m a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Midtown Manhattan. I primarily work with adults and couples who experience recurring and distressing relationship problems either at work or at home. I also treat mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, and I work with patients on issues related to self esteem, conflict avoidance, and anger management.
Making a first appointment is a big step – particularly so for people who have never been to therapy before and who don’t know what to expect or how therapy works. I’d look forward to scheduling an initial consultation with you to discuss the process of therapy and how it might be of help.
In working with couples, I first focus on fostering an environment that is safe and feels fair to both partners. During the first meeting, I also listen to each partner’s perspective and pay attention to their stated goals and their reasons for seeking therapy. A couple’s challenges are unique to that couple, but they often […]
My approach in individual psychotherapy is eclectic and includes several modes of treatment, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Motivational Interviewing; and psychodynamic psychotherapies. Some patients choose to focus on specific issues and target symptoms, and the treatment may then entail learning new skills to deal with […]
Each law firm is unique but many share common traits. Law firms are intense places; they demand a lot of time; they expect no mistakes; they are hierarchical; and they are populated mostly by assertive, bright, knowledgeable and driven people. The following constructs describe some of the variations in lawyers’ experience of law firm life: […]
The transition to adulthood has become more complex. Increased job competition and costs of living along with decreased job and pay security have affected young people’s decisions about careers, housing, and relationships. The volume of information available on the internet about jobs, different locations, and other people’s opinions is difficult to process and complicates a […]
People with a personality disorder experience severe distress often on a daily basis. Many have seen their plans for the future and their relationships with others get derailed over and over again. These recurrent experiences can lead to despair and hopelessness. Personality disorders are caused by a complex interplay of genetic, temperamental, and developmental conditions. […]