About Me

Please take a moment to browse through my clinical and education background to get a better sense of me. Throughout my career, I have been able to learn from exceptionally skilled, sensitive, bright and compassionate supervisors and mentors. To this day, while in my own private practice, I continue to seek outside supervision and support from trained, seasoned therapists as a means to strengthen and fortify my clinical skills. I attend workshops and conferences regularly. This helps me to continue to provide the best care to my current patients and to maintain contact with all that is new and cutting edge in the world of psychology and science.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. My dissertation focused on the study of substance cravings in women with co- morbid substance abuse disorder and PTSD while undergoing Cognitive Behavioral Treatments.

M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. My externship for completion of the Master’s Degree was at Kings County Hospital on the Forensic Inpatient Unit serving patients awaiting Competency to Stand Trial hearings.

B.A. in Psychology from New York University. My Field Placement requirement was fulfilled at Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island.

Recent Clinical Experience
*Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Center for Motivation and Change, a private practice group in New York City providing outpatient individual and group psychotherapy for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and compulsive behaviors.

*Therapist at The Addiction Institute at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital in New York City providing assessment, consultations and intpatient/outpatient group therapy for the treatment of substance use disorders.

*Pre Doctoral Internship at Manhattan Psychiatric Center on Wards Island, New York City providing inpatient group psychotherapy, outpatient individual psychotherapy, psychological testing, initial evaluations and working as part of treatment team milieu for patients with persistent and severe mental illness and co-morbid substance use disorders and trauma.

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Level I Core Training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy with SueAnn Piliero, Ph.D.
  • Level I Immersion training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy with Diana Fosha, Ph.D.
  • Level 2 Essential Skills Training in AEDP with Natasha Prenn, LCSW
  • Ongoing Individual Supervision in Accelerated Experimental Dynamic Psychotherapy with Jenna Osiason, Ph.D, working towards certification.
  • Ongoing Monthly NYC Seminar Series in AEDP
  • Ongoing Group Supervision in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Ronnie Levine, Ph.D
  • Advanced Training Program Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies.

Clinical Psychologist, New York State

Professional Affiliations
American Psychological Association (APA)
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)


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