Originally trained as a clinical social worker steeped in family systems theory at New York University back in 1994, I later obtained certificates in both psychoanalysis from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in 2006 and somatic experiencing therapy in 2019. In 2020 and 2021 I received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. This training, combined with continuous interest and education in areas such as attachment theory and the burgeoning field of neuroscience, has served as a bedrock for my clinical work with adults, couples and adolescents over the past 25+ years. Somatic experiencing therapy training has deepened my skillset in working with the mind-body connection and those affected by trauma. My goal is to provide an embodied psychotherapeutic experience integrating talk therapy with an expanded awareness and understanding of the functions and/or symptoms of the body/autonomic nervous system. As a seasoned clinician, I aim to synthesize my training from multiple perspectives with my wisdom from many years of experience. We are informed from our past, but we live in the present, and sometimes the two spheres have trouble with each other and need a language of integration and healing, be it talk therapy or somatic experiencing therapy, or a combination. In other instances, people want to live more fully with a deeper sense of emotional and physical well-being and are not sure what holds them back. My goals of successful therapy always include feeling more in control of one's life and the choices one makes, an enhanced sense of physical and emotional well-being, as well as improved relationships with others.
Certificate in Psychoanalysis from Westchester Center for Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Certificate in Somatic Experience Therapy