Welcome. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of New York City professionals, couples, and young adults. For over 15 years, I have cultivated expertise in the use and integration of various healing approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and mindfulness and meditation. I've achieved Diplomate status in cognitive therapy, and incorporate evidence-based treatments in my work as a therapist.
I’ve also been active as a professor, writer, and clinical supervisor. In 2010, I wrote my first book, Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose in the Middle of It All. This book provides practical tips for stress relief based on the difficulties and opportunities available to those of us who live and work in the city. In addition, I have written a couple self-help quizzes on emotional health for O., The Oprah Magazine. Since the start of 2011, I have been interviewed on the topic of mindfulness by NPR, SiriusXM Radio, PBS, WGN, MSNBC, and local radio stations across the country. I have taught courses on psychotherapy and Buddhism at The Interdependence Project with Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Dr. Miles Neale. I have presented my work to professional audiences as well, including a Grand Rounds talk at Montefiore Medical Center on the historical origins of mindfulness and trainings at The New School, CUNY, NYU, and DePaul University. To learn more about mindfulness, please check out this post on my blog at Psychology Today.
Thus far in 2013, I have continued teaching a semester-long course, Mindfulness and Meditation in Psychology, at The New School for Public Engagement. In addition, I recently co-authored a book on love and relationships from the perspective of modern behavioral analysis, specifically ACT and RFT. It will be released this fall. To learn more about how mindfulness can promote intimacy and connection in our relationships, you can listen to my interview with Dr. JoAnne Dahl on her radio show, ACT: Taking Hurt to Hope.
It’s my priority to provide my patients with the best quality of care, based on who they are, what I know, and what they need. Please explore this site to learn more about my practice and feel free to contact me with any questions that you have.