I am privileged to be able to help people every day to overcome the obstacles that hold them back or bring them down and to be their best in the face of life's challenges. I work with adults, teens and children to help them tolerate or deal with negative emotions to free themselves to effectively make choices, solve problems, and act based on their values. I help parents to support their children's behavioral and social-emotional growth. I also evaluate children and adults with neuropsychological, learning and personality assessments to gain a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the whole individual.
I earned my doctorate of psychology (PsyD) from Rutgers University, where I was awarded the Excellence Fellowship and taught courses on human development and psychological disorders as an adjunct professor. I completed my internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Applied Psychology, at Bikur Cholim of Rockland County (NY), where I continued to serve as Clinical Coordinator of both the Department of School-Based Services the Department of Psychological Evaluation. I served for six years as School Psychologist at Manhattan's Mandell School, while maintaining a part-time private practice.
In 2015, I left Mandell to work in my practice full-time, and to be Visiting Scholar and Clinical Psychology Superviso at Teachers College at Columbia University. I am also a writer, educator, lecturer and trainer. I am active in community leadership, including serving as Vice President, and Chairman of the Education Committee at at YBH of Passaic, a yeshiva day school.