I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 32 years. After receiving a BS from New York University, I attended Hunter College School of Social Work and graduated with an MSW in 1986. I gained further training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division, an inpatient psychiatric facility, while developing my private practice. Additionally, I trained under the supervision of Dr. Jacob Sperber in New York City. I have maintained a full-time practice since 1988 first in NYC and currently in Woodstock, NY.
I am a meditator and have formally studied Shambhala Buddhism for over 18 years. Additionally, I am a long-term student of mindfulness and contemplative practices for the body and mind and have been practicing Iyengar yoga for almost 20 years.
I have had a lifelong interest in the performing arts. I studied modern dance, choreography, mime and piano in both New York City and Paris. Additionally, I write memoir, poetry and short stories. Periodically I perform my stories on stage as part of a storytelling group. My understanding of memoir and storytelling has taught me the power of story and of our individual narrative in the psychotherapeutic process. By writing down our narrative we often discover humor and light amidst the confusion and pain. This cathartic experience provides insight that can lead to acceptance and peace of mind.