I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. My expertise in both therapy and assessment provides me with a unique perspective on underlying reasons for behaviors and appropriate empirically-supported interventions.
I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology at LIU-Post, an APA-accredited internship at Mount Sinai Morningside, and my post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Center for Attention and Learning at Lenox Hill Hospital. At Lenox Hill, I provided comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children with complex neurodevelopmental disorders and learning challenges, worked with lawyers and the NYC Department of Education to ensure access to appropriate educational placements and services, and provided expert testimony. Following my fellowship, I was a clinical evaluator for the Child Mind Institute's Healthy Brain Network Research program, a landmark mental health study. In this role, I conducted over one hundred mental health and learning evaluations for individuals ages 4 through 22, including Autism evaluations. I also worked at the Child Mind Institute's Autism Center where I conducted assessments of children suspected of having Autism and/or ADHD and co-occurring challenges as part of a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study. Over the course of this work, I completed the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) clinical and research reliability trainings. Further, I served as a clinical supervisor to trainees and staff at the Child Mind Institute and Lenox Hill Hospital.
My experience conducting psychotherapy spans 10 years, including individual and group psychotherapy within schools and outpatient, research, and inpatient settings. I have received advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I have also received training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and I have experience conducting these approaches.
In addition to my clinical work, I have co-authored research publications on maternal mental health and neuropsychological assessment of children with Selective Mutism, and I conduct presentations in the community. My presentations have covered topics such as parental stress, learning and language disabilities, Autism, and neuropsychological assessment.
In 2003, prior to my career as a psychologist, I co-founded a tutoring practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn, providing test prep, remedial, and enrichment instruction. I continue to live in Brooklyn with my husband and son.