Ever since I was little, I was fascinated by human behavior. I preferred to sit on the side of the sandbox studying the other kids, rather than getting in there and joining them. Over the years, this love and fascination never went away. Today as a psychotherapist, I get to do what comes naturally, while helping people grow into the best versions of themselves.
I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both California and New York. I participated in a year-long program led by author and neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, focusing on the science of positive neuroplasticity and practices of mindfulness. I also studied iRest Yoga Nidra, a process of meditative inquiry useful in treating trauma, anxiety, and depression. Upon starting my private practice, I trained and got certified in EMDR.
Over the course of my career, I’ve worked as a psychotherapist and social worker in private practice and a variety of community organizations. Populations I’ve worked with before which have uniquely influenced my work today include:
- Hospice patients and their families
- The elderly and infirmed living in nursing homes
- Holocaust survivors
- Children and adults with developmental disabilities
- Incarcerated youth and adults
- The Jewish community, LGBTQ community, and Poly community
- “The Worried Well” or people with everyday concerns common to us all
Through all of my experience, one of the greatest truths that has come to light is the unrelenting drive we have as human beings to create meaning, alleviate suffering, and strive towards a more fulfilling life. I look forward to being a source of help and guidance along your journey.