About Me

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I am a NYC-based psychotherapist in private practice with broad clinical experience. I have worked with adults, couples, children, and families facing a wide variety of challenges: e.g., depression; anxiety; low self-esteem; relationships; issues related to identity, gender, and/or sexuality; trauma, grief, and loss. I currently work with all clients and have expertise with adults experiencing identity, relational, and/or career conflicts, as well as adolescents, couples, and families.

I am also an authoractor, and artist. My creative experience informs my clinical work, and allows me to help my clients discover, accept, and inhabit untapped versions of themselves.

I have  studied in a number of clinical approaches including relational psychotherapy and family systems, with psychoanalyst Ken Corbett, among others.

I am the author of the books, The Performing Art of Therapy (Routledge) and Modern Brides & Modern Grooms (Skyhorse Publishing), and I write for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post, among other popular sources, about self-care, gender, sexuality, and the performing art of living.  My clinical writing has been published by Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, among others, and I present my work across the country.
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Education
M.S.W. with honors, Hunter College School of Social Work
M.F.A. in Acting, Trinity Rep Conservatory (affiliated with Brown University)

Training
Psychoanalytic Supervision with Ken Corbett, Ph.D
Pscyhoanalytic Study Group with Lewis Aron, Ph.D
Psychoanalytic and Family Systems Supervision with Albert Sbordone, Ph.D
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Training with Dr. Sue Johnson

Clinical Experience
Outpatient mental health clinic in Chelsea, Manhattan.
Outpatient mental health clinic in East Harlem.
Outpatient mental health clinic in Forest Hills, Queens
Multi-Medical Service mental health clinic in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Internship at NYC Department for the Aging: counseling victims of elder abuse