I work with clients in a collaborative, goal-oriented way that is tailored to each individual's needs and style and shaped by my own training, experience, and interests as well as my curiosity, empathy and respect for others.
My practice is informed by a wide variety of influences (psychodynamic training, and cognitive behavioral studies including Parent Management Training, Collaborative Problem Solving, and DBT) and interests (mindfulness, parenting issues, work/life balance, life transitions, neuropsychology, and positive psychology).
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work from New York University School of Social Work. I am also certified in Kazdin Parent Management Traning by the Yale Parenting Center (www.childconductclinic. yale.edu) and in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) by Gina Biegel (http://www.stressedteens.com/). I also hold a certification in Adult Psychotherapy from Westchester Center for the Study of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
My current area of focus in professional development is mindfulness and mindful meditation in clinical practice.
I am a consultant and mindfulness educator to schools and community organizations interested in introducing mindfulness education to youth and teachers.
I also teach in the Masters Program of the New York Silver School of Social Work.
I have over 28 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of concerns.
I am the mother of two adolescent girls.