I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in both California and New York. I currently practice in Manhattan but previously also had a practice in Los Angeles, CA. I am currently a bi-coastal therapist, as I keep a small practice in Los Angeles in addition to my full-time practice in NYC. I have been offering psychotherapy and assessment services since 2005.
I attended the University of Long Island, CW Post, where I completed a doctorate in psychology, and completed advanced studies in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed treatment, and feminist psychotherapy. I completed my internship at the Manhattan Veteran’s Administration Hospital, where I developed a passion for working with survivors of various forms of trauma. After graduation, I also completed a trauma-informed postdoctoral training year. Many years prior to that, while still in undergraduate school, I moved to Argentina so that I could focus my studies on psychoanalytic theory and practice. My curiosity and desire to learn has continued, and I have trained in various modalities and theories since finishing my doctoral training, including Mindfulness Meditation, Feminist Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and other approaches to trauma and grief work.
Another important aspect of my work has always been a focus on diversity; cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual. In graduate school I was awarded a Diversity Fellowship for my commitment to working with underserved populations, and I was one of the founding members of our local Safe Zone Project, a diversity training program to increase doctoral student’s sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge of important issues that concern LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) individuals and identities. I currently focus a portion of my time to conducting psychological evaluations for immigration proceedings and work on a probono basis for Physicians for Human Rights in order to assess and document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses for immigrants fleeing persecution and seeking asylum.
In addition to the above interests and experiences, I have worked at various community, city, state, and federal agencies and hospitals, providing outpatient as well as inpatient care to adults and adolescents. I have worked in outreach, education, and mental health advocacy by serving on various boards, committees, and nonprofit organizations, and have also taught and supervised students of psychology.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Society for the Psychology of Women, APA Division 35
- New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
- NYSPA Division of Diversity, Race, Culture & Ethnicity (NYSPA DCRE)
- Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
- International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)