I have spent a good part of my life helping people make the challenges in their lives a bit more navigable. As a clinically trained psychotherapist, I have worked with my clients privately, in residential treatment centers and school settings in New York City and Westchester.
Beyond my clinical work, I’ve supported the communities in which I have lived as a Big Brother, a mentor, a youth baseball coach, and an elected member of my local board of education.
I have been fortunate to co-author a number of articles that have been published in peer-reviewed publications on topics as varied as sexual grooming in schools to the rights of foreign countries to intervene during times of humanitarian crisis.
My therapeutic approaches span psychodynamic, psycho-educational, and cognitive modalities and include Person-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Focused-CBT. However, I strongly believe that the alliance between client and therapist is the greatest predictor of a successful outcome.
I believe that you are never too young or too old to gain the insights necessary to heal. My role is to help you illuminate them.
I work with teens, adults, and families on any number of issues including anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation. I am also clinically trained in short-term family stabilization interventions. I have seen the power of second-order change and how reworking the communication paradigm in the home can ultimately lead to a change in behavior. I also subscribe to the healing power of groups and have a particular interest in forming them around 21st-century issues impacting teens, adults, and parents.
My interests include reading, exercise, and travel. I also find nothing concentrates the mind and refreshes the spirit quite like 3 hours in the sun watching a well-pitched baseball game.