I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in children and adolescents. I am also a certified school psychologist.
I am the Clinical Manager of Behavioral Health Services and Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in addition to my role at Scarsdale Psychology Associates. I love to work therapeutically with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. I take a strength based approach in order to help clients see their own personal capacities and specialness. I enjoy helping families overcome behavioral and relationship challenges with their children through developing increased understanding and insight combined with an array of new practical strategies. I have special interest in supporting individuals with complex medical conditions such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and chronic pain disorders. While I strongly emphasize the use of evidence based practices which is tailored for each individual, building a strong bond and therapeutic relationship is at the heart of all my work. I went into the field of psychology because of a long standing, innate passion for helping others feel good. Nothing is more motivating than knowing my work has made a difference for one individual and family at a time.
Ed.M. in School Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, 2004
Psy.D. Doctoral Clinical-School Child Psychology from Yeshiva University, 2007
Strength based, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, behavioral interventions, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, medical coping,