My approach to therapy is interactive, providing treatment which includes educating you about present day experiences as well as helping you understand influences from the past.
"Everyone and anyone is much more simply human than otherwise."
-Harry Stock Sullivan
My role is to help you identify unhealthy patterns and explore
the emotions that are impeding you in your life. We explore relationships, thoughts, and emotions in order for the present to be addressed differently. Therapy is a learning process through which you have the potential to make profound changes for your future.
I earned my doctorate at Rutgers University in the School of Social Work and I have been in private practice for over twenty-five years working with adults, couples, adolescents and families. I received my MSW at Columbia University and a Post Masters Certificate in Individual Therapy at Hunter College School of Social Work. I completed my psychoanalytic training at The Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey; I serve on the Board of Directors and Training Committee as Dean of Students and I teach and supervise psychotherapists. My approach to therapy utilizes Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Trauma Theory, Emotionally Focused Theory (EFT), and EMDR. Many of the people I work with have complicated histories and families. They have struggled with relationships and symptoms of one kind or another and come to therapy to share their experiences, often for the very first time.