About Me

I practice “talk therapy.” It works just like it sounds. By putting your thoughts and feelings into words, healing occurs. You say what’s on your mind, and I provide feedback or ask questions that will help you understand yourself better. Over time, this can help you experience a greater sense of well-being. Talk therapy can also help you become aware of relationship dynamics that may have been difficult to understand in the past. This awareness often leads to more meaningful and satisfying relationships.

Beyond my graduate school training in clinical social work, I have advanced training in psychoanalysis and in marriage and family therapy. So what does that mean? It means I have four years of extensive post-graduate training in therapy, above and beyond what the average clinical social worker has. My training in marriage and family therapy assists me in helping couples and families reconnect with and understand each other in new ways. My psychoanalytic training provides me with a depth psychological understanding of the human psyche: how the unconscious may affect your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Because of this in-depth training, I can help you get to the root of what may be contributing to your problems. Another way to understand psychoanalysis is that it works to make the unconscious conscious. Dreams often contain valuable unconscious material. I am trained in dream analysis and interpretation.

I obtained my post-graduate training at the Blanton-Peale Institute where I learned how to incorporate one’s spirituality or religious background into the healing process. So if you’re looking for an environment where you can talk about your spiritual beliefs or background, I welcome that. However, talking about your spirituality or religious affiliation is not a requirement. It’s simply available if it’s helpful to you.

I have an eclectic approach to therapy. I draw from several psychoanalytic theories: Object Relations, Intersubjective, Jungian, Freudian, and Relational. And I utilize the research and techniques of two preeminent couples therapists: John Gottman and Harville Hendrix. This knowledge guides me in teaching couples and families how to effectively communicate with each other and how to resolve conflicts in ways that deepen and strengthen their relationships.

GRADUATE SCHOOL: Fordham University: Master of Social Work (MSW)
POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATES: Blanton-Peale Institute: Psychoanalysis, Marriage and Family Therapy

Relationship Issues
Couples Therapy
Anxiety or Fears
Work and Career Stress
Loss and Grief
Trauma and PTSD