Very simply, I believe in conducting counseling the way I would like it done for myself. Sessions are a series of conversations where we discuss tough life situations and find options, solutions, and ways to cope. I offer tools to approach life differently, reducing the need for long term counseling. If prior experiences are getting in the way, we explore them in the context of moving forward rather than living in the past.
Feeling confident both physically and emotionally is a key component to happiness. To this end I help clients build skills to achieve good sleep, reduce stress, and have the trust in themselves that form the foundation for confidence. When these things are in place, tough circumstances and mood changes become easier to handle. I believe it is my job to treat each person holistically so you feel strong and ready to manage the challenges coming your way.
After earning a BA with honors in Psychology from Fairfield University, I completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. While at Nova, I was accepted into a special program for the study of Health Psychology, which offered training and education in health and wellness. This has been my lifelong passion, so can be seen woven into each session I conduct.
My clinical training took place at several well-respected institutions such as the Boston VA Healthcare System, Suffolk University Counseling Center, and Tufts University. Although I conducted research throughout my work at places such as Boston University and the Miami VA Neuropsychology Center (and many more), I have always focused my attention on honing clinical skills and applying research in practical ways to client care. I am truly grateful I have the opportunity to apply my many years of education to helping clients in my New York City and Boston practices.