I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with 20 plus years of experience in the field. I began my career at an outpatient clinic in the Bronx, working with some of the most traumatized and yet also the bravest and most resilient individuals I have ever known. These people taught me a great deal about the human capacity to persevere in the face of adversity, and I cannot thank them enough.
I began my own private practice in 2002 while simultaneously completing a two year program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP); I later went on to complete ICP's full program in Psychoanalysis. More recently, I completed a three year program in a new and innovated form of therapy, Somatic Experiencing. SE, as it is called, helps patients focus not just on words, narratives and higher level cognitive processes, but also on body reactions, implicit memories and physical and emotional self regulation.
I am affiliated with ICP in several ways in my effort to give back to the next generation. I am a supervisor, a training analyst and a faculty member. I additionally sit on the Four Year Psychoanalytic Training Program Training Committee, the Two Year Program Curriculum Committee, and I'm the Vice President of the Society for the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy (SICP), the alumnae organization of ICP. In the future, it is my hope to become a Somatic Experiencing trainer as well.
My educational resume includes Barnard College/Columbia University (Undergraduate degree in Psychology), Hunter College of Social Work (MSW in Individual Casework), NYU seminar training in field instruction (Certification), the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (Certificates in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), and the Foundation for Human Enrichment (Certification as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner).