I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. My psychology studies began at Brandeis University
in Waltham, Massachusetts where I received broad education in all aspects of psychology including developmental psychology, social psychology, and abnormal psychology. My graduation from Brandeis was in May 1987 with a B.A. degree in psychology, summa cum laude, with high honors in psychology. By the end of my time at Brandeis, I had decided that I wanted to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist.
The site that I selected for my graduate education in clinical psychology was the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University
located in Bronx, New York. I received an M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University in June 1989 and a Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University in September 1992. During my doctoral training, I worked with a broad spectrum of clients throughout the age span. They came from a variety of cultural backgrounds and presented with all types of difficulties, ranging from everyday problems in living to serious mental illnesses. My training took place at various facilities affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In December 1992 I became a psychologist licensed by New York State.
As a licensed psychologist I worked at community-based centers in Westchester, New York. Both Westchester Jewish Community Services
and the Mental Health Association of Westchester
were my professional home for several years. As a staff psychologist in both of these organizations, I provided an array of direct services - in-depth evaluations, individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family therapy, play therapy, and group treatment. In addition to these direct services, another important component of my work was my role as a psychology supervisor. In both organizations, I served as a supervisor of junior level psychologists, and at Westchester Jewish Community Services, I became a core supervisor of trainees in the pre-doctoral psychology internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association.