As a therapist, a wife, and a mother, I understand the stress of parenting. I know the effect this stress can have on your relationship with your spouse/significant other, your relationship with your children and your life in general. I have worked with many parents who have worried about their child’s differences – whether they were emotional challenges, social difficulties, learning differences or a combination. I have been successful in helping those parents let go of some of the worry so that they can enjoy being parents to their kids. Helping good parents raise different kids is my passion. I am here to support you and help you to embrace your strengths as a parent.
I also understand the stress of being a teenager and young adult today. I recognize the effects this stress can have on relationships with family and friends, on your performance in school and on your choices post high school. I have worked with many teenagers who have experienced heartache, depression, anxiety or loneliness. I have also worked with many young adults who are struggling with how to handle living on their own in college or deciding what to do next. Some of these young men or women have considered transferring, returning home or withdrawing from college due to depression or anxiety. I have been successful in helping those teenagers/young adults get along better with family and friends, resolve their problems and find their paths. I feel privileged to be a partner in helping you through these critical decisions in your life.
I also dedicate part of my practice to helping adults and couples relieve distress in their lives. Often, this pain is connected to disappointments and conflict in your relationships with your spouse/partner, close friends or extended family members. I see adults for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, divorce and grief or loss. I see couples who are experiencing conflict or feeling disconnected or betrayed. I strive to help each of you to experience less fighting and tension in your lives and to feel better about your relationships and yourselves.
I received my doctorate in Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. I completed my neuropsychological training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. I have extensive experience working with adults, couples, children and adolescents in both outpatient mental health centers and inpatient psychiatric facilities. While on the adolescent inpatient unit at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, New York, I had the opportunity to work with teenagers with a variety of problems and to help them and their families during a crisis. I find it truly rewarding to help teenagers and their families work together to understand their problems and to determine the best course of action to feel better.
I was also a Supervising Psychologist at the Student Success Center at All Kinds of Minds in New York City where I performed comprehensive neurodevelopmental evaluations for children and teenagers who were struggling in school. My knowledge and understanding of how learning difficulties and mental health issues intimately affect one another distinguishes me as a psychologist who bridges the gap between the two. I have dedicated my professional career to helping parents of children with mental health issues or learning disabilities, as well as the children and teenagers themselves, to celebrate their strengths and differences, to solve problems, to make connections with others and to experience happiness in their families and their lives.
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride." - Ron Taffel