I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who utilizes rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) techniques to help clients identify, evaluate and challenge automatic, self-defeating thoughts so they can feel better emotionally, behave more functionally and experience long-lasting change. It is a present-oriented, structured therapy that involves problem solving, and you will most likely have homework! I also employ outcome measures so we can closely gauge our progress, without having to make vague estimates. When called for, I borrow from other psychotherapeutic modalities such as motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy. I use and encourage mindfulness practices to relieve stress, mitigate anxiety and, perhaps most importantly, to develop a range of insights into automatic thoughts and the way our individual minds operate. My overarching goal as a practitioner is to help clients figure out what they most want from life and helping them move toward achieving their vision. I also conduct psycho-educational and autism evaluations for children and adolescents.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology at New York University in 1999, and went on to earn my Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) at St. John's University where I received intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, addiction, depression, interpersonal/relationship difficulties and a variety of other issues that have been proven to respond to CBT.
I have been a school psychologist for 15 years in Manhattan and have ample experience evaluating and working with children and adolescents with special needs, including autism, as well as with gifted and talented populations. I have instructed undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses including Neuropsychology, Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Development and Psychological Testing.
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We handle your mental health insurance electronically and file your claims for free. We also track the status of your claims and ensure they are processed correctly so you don’t have to worry about paperwork or making frustrating phone calls.
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