Who I am
I’m a psychotherapist, trained as a clinical social worker and certified as a clinical trauma professional. I also am becoming a psychoanalyst – a lengthy postgraduate training. 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, and you can read more about my fees below.)
I have a bachelors degree in religion from Columbia University, and masters degrees in business administration and social work from New York University.
I use the pronouns “he,” “him,” and “his.”
Who I work with
I work with adults with anxiety, depression, out-of-control behavior, “sex addiction,” other addictions, childhood trauma and sexual abuse, and all sorts of other challenges. I have training in and experience working with people who have been arrested for sexual and other behavior.
I provide supervision to early-career professionals, and in particular, to LMSWs and mental health counselors accruing hours toward their licensure.
I work affirmatively with all people, regardless of how they relate to questions of (and concepts of) gender and sexuality.
I have a private practice on West 57th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, near Columbus Circle. I am affiliated with the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project, a group of therapists expert in working with people’s relationships to their sexuality, informed by an understanding of the importance of their histories of attachment and trauma.
Fees and insurance
It’s important to me that psychotherapy and psychoanalysis be affordable and accessible. I don’t accept insurance, but I can work with you to obtain any out-of-network benefits to which you may be entitled. If we decide to work together, we will set a fee, together, in a conversation in which we discuss, among other things, your ability to pay and your commitment to therapy. If we can’t reach an agreement on a fee, I’ll do my best to refer you to someone who can see you at a rate that works for you.
How I work
Curiosity is the primary tool I bring to my practice of psychotherapy: I want to know what it is like to be you. If we decide to work together, we will use the things you tell me, and the relationship we form, to explore together. I’m particularly interested in internal conflicts – as, for example, when we “want” one thing but do another – and in the unconscious – those things we don’t know or understand about ourselves, and about who, why, or how we are.
You can read more about how I work here.
Desire and out-of-control sexual behavior: A psychodynamic view (June 2017)
Sex: Shame and anger as they relate to fantasy, behavior and defense (March 2017)
Memberships and certifications
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
American Psychoanalytic Association
American Psychological Association – Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
International Association of Trauma Professionals
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider
International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization
National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
National Association of Social Workers
New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)