I was born and raised in and around New York, where most of my professional training was completed. I attended the University at Albany in New York where I received my B.A. in Psychology. I then attended Pace University in New York City and received my Doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology.
I am both a Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist, giving me a unique perspective on children’s cognitive and emotional functioning, as well as the demands of the school setting. I have worked in preschools as well as elementary and middle schools, provided care in residential centers as well as out-patient clinics. During my post-doctoral years I have worked as a school psychologist, a consultant to schools, teachers and administrators, conducted parent training and support groups and worked individually with children from pre-school through young adulthood.
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, especially those dealing with recent or past traumas, as well as those with relational difficulties, emotional and behavioral disorders, anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience working with children who have experienced significant trauma in their young lives, including physical and sexual abuse, exposure to violence and/or divorce. I especially enjoy working with younger children (3 years and up) as a way of preventing longer term emotional issues.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Utah, License # 8622499-2501
Certified School Psychologist in NY and NJ.
I provide both short-term and longer-term therapy for children (3 years and above), adolescents and adults. In addition, I work with parents directly in order to assist in parenting strategies. When working with my youngest patients I utilize play therapy. During Play Therapy the child’s natural means of expression, play, is utilized as a therapeutic method to assist the child in coping with emotional stressors or trauma. By playing with specially selected materials, and with an appropriate level of guidance and boundaries, the child can effectively play out his or her thoughts, feelings, and worries.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one, where you are an expert on yourself and we work together towards your goals. My overall theoretical approach is eclectic and I draw from the Interpersonal, Object-relations and cognitive-behavioral perspectives according to the client’s needs.
I am also able to provide psychological assessments as needed. These include educational and cognitive assessments as well as personality assessments.
Fees vary depending upon the services provided. Individual treatment fees are based on a 45 minute session, and are requested at the time of service, unless other arrangements have been decided upon.
I currently do not accept insurance, however, you may have out-of-network benefits that would cover all or a percentage of my fees. I will provide you with a bill so that you may submit it to your insurance company. You can call your insurance company to find out specifically what mental health benefits you have.
Some of the questions you might ask include:
Please call to schedule your initial consultation. During this visit we will discuss your needs and how I may be able to help.
Office Hours are by Appointment.