areas of expertise
I specialize in working with people experiencing transitions and
difficult life changes, including:
Transitioning from being single to committed or married to divorced. Marital discord. Premarital counseling. Stress management for the bride-to-be. Communication skills. Stress related to isolation, separation, or loneliness.
Family planning and pregnancy decisions. Postpartum depression. Identity changes associated with being a stay-at-home mom or returning to work. Work / life balance. Adapting to the stresses and complexities of family life.
School/life balance. Sexual/gender identity, including coming out. Cultural identity questions. Academic challenges, high school to college transitions, and adjusting to college life. Family roles and shifts related to the family system.
Developing satisfying relationships. Anxiety. Depression. Self-esteem. Work-related stress.
HIV/AIDS. Cancer. Families affected by loved ones suffering from chronic illness.
I received a dual masters in Social Work and Public Health from Columbia University in 1999, and continued in counseling diverse populations at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, American Red Cross, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital, all in New York City ...
The method I employ in assisting people to these ends includes an eclectic blend of many psychological methods. This includes AEDP, PACT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioral modalities, solution focused therapy, presence therapy, as well as creative oriented ...