I graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in addition to having taken science courses given my interest in how mind, body and emotions work together. I had also been aware of how various groups of people in society experienced oppression and discrimination. I eventually completed my graduate Social Work degree at the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1998.
My interest in a broad approach to helping others feel their best led me to include emotional, behavioral and cognitive treatment methods. These methods are drawn from traditional talk therapy, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, CBT, Schema Therapy, IFS, ego state psychology, mind-body approaches and Mindfulness.
Additionaly, I have had Reiki Master training. Although I do not currently offer Reiki, this experience has given me an open mind to others' spiritual experiences while understanding that "spiritual bypassing" can intefere with one's psychological, inner work.
As a practitioner, I provide therapy for helping professionals dealing with burnout, compassion fatigue and other issues. My background in the training, education and treatment of those in helping professions has contributed to being a provider to those in the helping field. I have been a guest lecturer at the graduate Social Work schools at Columbia University, Hunter College and Fordham University. For eight years, I had been a faculty member at the Trauma Studies Center Integrated Training Program at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). I had been an instructor, group supervisor and individual supervisor there.