I would like to tell you a little about myself. I am a clinical psychologist trained in adult psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and in child psychotherapy. Besides having an active practice I also teach and supervise in a number of places including the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where I completed my postdoctoral training ,and Pace University. In the past I worked as a psychologist at the Fieldston School in Riverdale. I also do pro bono work with an organization called The Fostering Connection that works with foster children.
A word about my approach. Our work together starts with the establishing of a collaborative and trusting relationship. This will allow us a safe place to explore the issues that you bring. You may be aware of some of the reasons for the difficulties, but you may also find that some of the underlying causes are out of your awareness. The emotional and intellectual understanding that you will obtain from our work will allow you to better manage those areas of your life that have felt confusing and out of control.
I work with both adults and children (starting at age 2). With adults I deal with a wide range of difficulties including problems with depression and anxiety; “developmental milestone issues,” which I define as transitional moments in one's life (graduation, marriage, birth of a child, divorce, death of a parent, etc.) that are causing anxiety and stress; and long standing characterological problems which I would describe as habitual, but problematic ways that people have learned to cope with their emotional life. My expertise with children includes behavioral problems, problems with anxiety and depression, and the emotional sequelae of certain stressors such as illness, learning disabilities, divorce etc. I also like to work in collaboration with parents , since they are the people who know their child best.
For more detailed information on my approach please look under Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Child Psychotherapy.