I completed my undergraduate studies at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  My Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Psychology were completed at American University.  I am a native New Yorker but have lived in the Washington, DC area for over 15 years.  My past work experiences include a variety of settings including the historic Chestnut Lodge Hospital in the late 1990s and various college counseling centers (American University, The George Washington University, and Loyola University).

I am a member of several professional organizations including the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA), the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis + Psychotherapy (ICP+P), the Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology (WSPP) and the Postpartum Support International (PSI).  

Although I work with a wide range of people and concerns, I have a special interest in reproductive psychology.  This means that I often work with individuals or couples throughout the family-building process.  I help them navigate common obstacles to parenthood including loss, infertility, need for assisted reproductive technologies, past trauma, and mood disorders in pregnancy.  

I continue to learn about effective psychotherapy at conferences and seminars I attend throughout the year.  However, I learn the most from my clients and continue to be amazed by the knowledge, resilience, and determination of those with whom I have the honor of working.

In my free time, I like to run, read books, write, cook, and spend time with friends and family.