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Training and Education

As a licensed clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist, I have experience and training focused on assessing and treating a complex range of mental health issues and symptoms.  I feel deeply honored to be trained by amazing mentors and supervisors over the years and to get to continue to learn everyday as this field and humanity evolves. What sets me apart and what I’ve found to be extremely helpful in meeting my diverse clients’ needs is the varied nature of the treatment approaches I have learned.

 

From practicing in New York hospitals, to the NHS and Oxford in the UK, I have a wide repertoire to meet individuals and couples where they are.

 

In graduate school, I studied and worked extensively in the more traditional, interpersonal and past-focused psychodynamic therapy with roots in Freudian psychotherapy.  After licensure, I studied at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre from 2011-2012, training in newer, more-present focused cognitive behavioral therapy and a joyful meditative approach called mindfulness.  In 2012, during an intensive training weekend with Paul Gilbert, I began more formal training and supervision in Compassion Focused Therapy that I’ve continued since then.  More recently in the past 4 years, I’ve begun focusing my practice on intimacy and human sexuality.  Sex therapy is a major practice focus for me these days in individual, couples and group therapy work.

The further I get into my career, I notice ingredients for change that are less compartmentalized in separate ‘silos’ of therapeutic modalities and populations. This feels particularly true with the groundswell of neurobiological and evolutionary psychology literature pointing to the utility of adaptive meditative techniques that reset our nervous system.

 

Depending on what issues bring you in and your learning style, I draw on different evidence-based approaches to tailor our treatment formulation to best suit your needs.

 

Below you can find some information about my training and work experiences in my CV below.

Experience
Private Practice, Portland, OR, 2014-Present

Private Practice, New York, NY, 2013

Private Practice, The Insight Network, London, United Kingdom; Individual and Group Clinical Psychologist 2011-2012
National Health Service, Camden and Islington Trust, London, United Kingdom; Individual and Group Psychologist, 2011
Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; Individual and Group Inpatient Psychologist 2009-2010
Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; Psychology Intern, 2008-2009
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens, New York; Psychology Extern, 2006-2007

Education

Sex Therapy Program, Buehler Institute, 2019

Clinical Supervision in Sex Therapy (2017-2019)

Clinical Supervision in Compassion Focused Therapy (2014-2016)

Clinical Supervision in Couples Therapy (2013-2014)
Postdoctoral Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, 2012
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, 2009
Masters in Clinical Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, 2006
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Lewis and Clark College, 2002

Certifications

Sex Therapist, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists; AASECT, 2019

Professional Memberships

Association for Contextual and Behavioural Sciences

Sex Therapist, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists