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 St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, 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 at Lenox Hill Hospital, 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 Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute 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 study.
My experience conducting psychotherapy spans 10 years. I have provided individual and group psychotherapy within schools and outpatient, research, and inpatient settings. I have received various clinical trainings, including training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I am also trained in the SPACE Program (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and I have experience conducting these treatments.
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.