My Philosophy

I have always believed that people can overcome childhood difficulties, such as trauma, loss, neglect and abuse, and change and grow and become the person he/she chooses to become. I have always wanted to play a role in that process, and the work has always been engaging and important to me. I work collaboratively with my clients, identifying problem areas and setting goals.

I am currently a faculty member, training analyst and supervisor at the Postgrad Group Therapy Training Program, a faculty member and supervisor at the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute and Counseling Center; a training group analyst at the Training Institute for Mental Health; and a supervisor in the Two Year Training Program in Psychotherapy at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. I have also taught at the NYU Silver School of Social Work and at the Fordham School of Social Service. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and on the Executive Committee of the Postgrad Group Therapy Training Program.

I am a Past President of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and former Director of Group Therapy Training at the Postgrad Group Therapy Training Program. In 2010 I was the recipient of the Asya Kadis Award for Excellence in Group Therapy at the Postgrad Group Therapy Training Program and the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award at the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute in 2001. I also received a Certificate of Appreciation from Governor Pataki and the Mental Health Commissioner for my work with Project Liberty staff following September 11, 2001.

I have given numerous workshops and presentations on eating disorders and trauma as well as other topics related to psychoanalysis. I am the author of Older Adults and Their Recollections of September 11, 2001: Survival and the Aftermath, published in Saarbrucken, Germany in 2009.