As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have experience and training focused on assessing and treating a complex range of mental health issues. 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. 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 Centre for Cognitive Therapy from 2011-2012, training in the 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 in Compassion Focused Therapy that I’ve continued since then. More recently, I’ve begun focusing my practice on intimacy and human sexuality, and sex therapy is a major practice focus for me these days.
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 how you work best, I draw on different approaches and training experiences to tailor our treatment formulation to best suit your needs.
Below you can find some information about my training and work experiences.
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
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
Sex Therapist, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists; AASECT, 2019