Who I am

I’m a psychotherapist, trained as a clinical social worker and certified as a clinical trauma professional and a sex offender treatment professional. In addition to my training as a therapist, I am in the process of becoming a psychoanalyst. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with people facing a wide range of challenges. I see patients for affordable rates, and/but prefer to see people more than once a week. (You can read my thoughts about frequency of treatment here.)

Prior to becoming a therapist I worked in finance and government as a private equity investor.

I earned my bachelors degree in religion from Columbia University, and my masters degrees in business administration and social work from New York University.

Who I work with

I work with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, out-of-control behavior, “sex addiction,” other addictions, childhood trauma and sexual abuse, and other challenges, including arrest for sexual and other behavior.

Where I practice

I practice at the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project, where I specialize in working with people’s relationships to their sexuality, informed by an understanding of the importance of their histories of attachment and trauma.

I also practice under the auspices of the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS), through its Treatment Services program. I am becoming a psychoanalyst through CFS’s Psychoanalytic Training Institute.

Fees and insurance

I work on a sliding scale. It’s important to me that psychotherapy and psychoanalysis be affordable and accessible. While I don’t accept insurance, I can work with you to obtain reimbursement for out-of-network service provided by me.

How I work

The relationship between patient and therapist is the most important aspect of the therapy I practice. I’m also very interested in the unconscious – those things we don’t know or understand about ourselves, and about who, why, or how we are. Curiosity is the primary tool I bring to my practice of psychotherapy: I want to know what it is like to be you. You can read more about how I work here.

 

Presentations

Desire and out-of-control sexual behavior: A psychodynamic view (June 11, 2017)
Sex: Shame and anger as they relate to fantasy, behavior and defense (March 26, 2017)

 

Memberships and certifications

American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
American Psychological Association – Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
International Association of Trauma Professionals
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional
New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

NPI#: 1184094724