I hold a PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where I trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I completed specialized training in CBT for anxiety disorders and OCD at Mount Sinai Hospital, and in the psychodynamic treatment of personality disorders and serious mental illness at Nassau University Medical Center.
My approach to treatment is collaborative, transparent, and structured. My patients and I communicate continually about objectives and how to work toward their achievement. My goal is always for the patient to no longer need treatment.
I am especially passionate about CBT for anxiety disorders and OCD, because the former is an extremely effective treatment for these issues. Even patients who have not responded to other types of therapy are likely to benefit greatly from CBT.
I work with many individuals who have OCD or anxiety that is commingled with other issues, such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorder, and personality issues or disorder. Such cases require an understanding of how these issues relate to and interact with each other, and how they make sense together as aspects of a whole person.
I also work with many individuals with “Pure O,” which you can read more about on this site.
I would be happy to speak with you and to help you in any way I can, so don’t hesitate to reach out.