About

First, I hope you and your loved ones are both safe and well. During these trying times, pursuing the insights and coping strategies that therapy can offer is worth exploring. Currently, although I am not scheduling in-person office visits, I am hosting psychotherapy sessions virtually, by telephone or video. If you are thinking about beginning therapy or counseling, feel free to contact me at 718-909-0380 to arrange a free brief (10-15) phone consultation.

Psychotherapy, in my view, is a collaborative and evolving process. As a result, I use a variety of approaches to help clients improve their mood and further clarify and achieve their personal goals. Working to reduce conflict may improve satisfaction and increase well-being, love, strength, and resilience.  Gaining clarity on the positive qualities of one’s self and one’s important relationships can decrease stress, increase motivation, and improve self-care. Therapy requires a commitment to examine one’s past and present thoughts, emotions and actions in order to take steps to do some things differently. Improving one’s ability to acknowledge and communicate important aspects of one’s self is a central part of that process.

I have almost twenty  years of graduate, post-graduate and professional experience in psychotherapy and psychological testing. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My internship and post-doctoral fellowship training was at Pennsylvania Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. My education, clinical training and psychotherapy practice has been focused primarily on adolescent and adult individual psychotherapy; personality and mental health research; and psychological and psycho-educational testing.  In addition to my clinical practice, I have experience in supervising clinical psychology doctoral students in their psychotherapy and psychological testing work.

My adolescent clients typically present with mood and academic achievement difficulties. Individual adult clients usually seek me out to improve their sense of self-worth, as well as help them identify and remove barriers to career and relationship success. Couples facing critical decisions in their relationship, for example the prospects of marriage and communication-related conflicts, seek me out to help help them identify their relationships strengths and weaknesses.

Psycho-educational testing can be done with children, adolescents, and adults who need additional information about AHDH, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and learning disorders and any other aspect of psycho-educational functioning. Additionally, I am trained and experienced in evaluating members of each of these client groups for neuropsychological disorders.

 

Contacting Me

Please contact me by telephone at 718-909-0380 for a brief phone consultation, to schedule or change an appointment, or for more information about the services I provide. If I cannot answer immediately, I will make a great effort to return your email or call within 24 hours. If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.

My office is located in Midtown Manhattan, recently relocated to 7 West 30th Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. All telehealth visits are by appointment.

 

Fees and Payment

My fee for a 55-minute individual, couples, or family psychotherapy session is $200. Fees for psychological testing varies, depending on the clinical question(s).

Currently, the only insurance panel I am affiliated with is New York University’s student mental health plan, NYU/CHP. However, if your insurance company offers reimbursement to out-of-network providers, you may be able to see me and receive partial reimbursement from your insurance carrier.

I accept cash, personal checks, and credit/debit cards.