I'm celebrating 25 years in full-time practice this year. I was educated in the northeast, where I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. I did my predoctoral internship at Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn. The emphasis in New York City was on modern psychoanalytic approaches, and I also discovered dialectical behavior therapy in my work with pain sufferers. My postdoctoral fellowship was at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation near Atlantic City, where I deepened my understanding of mind-body medicine. After moving to Gainesville, I added EMDR to the mix, traveling to keep up with its evolution into an attachment-focused approach. Mastery of this type of treatment has allowed me to help all kinds of patients move past old disturbances when talking isn't enough. I have also completed Level 3 Gottman Method Couple Therapy training, and I let this approach inform my work.
To ensure the continued depth of my practice, I'm a Board Member at Large of the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society. I am also currently studying with the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York City. In my free time, I'm a participating member of the Pacific Zen Institute.