I’m a NYC-based psychotherapist in private practice with broad clinical experience. I’ve worked with individuals, couples, and families facing a wide variety of challenges: e.g., depression; anxiety; low self-esteem; relationship conflicts; issues related to identity, gender, and/or sexuality; trauma, grief, and loss. Many of my current clients are adults experiencing identity, relational, and/ or career conflicts (especially actors and other professionals in creative fields), as well as couples, adolescents, and families.
I’m also an author and a trained actor. My creative experience informs my clinical work, especially in terms of how I listen to each unique client. I think of therapy as a luxurious rehearsal process, an invitation to connect to who we are, and to discover all that we can be.
I have received mentorship in relational psychotherapy with psychoanalysts Ken Corbett and Lewis Aron, and I’ve studied family systems, couples therapy and a number of other approaches with distinguished clinicians. I also offer clinical supervision and teach workshops for therapists on how to use our “instruments”/ ourselves, authentically in session.
I’m 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.
M.S.W. with honors, Silberman School of Social Work
M.F.A. in Acting, Trinity Rep Conservatory (affiliated with Brown University)
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
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