I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey (#5326) and New York (#020500).
Currently, I am a Senior Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital Center, where a part of my practice is working with people who have experienced trauma, loss, and significant life transitions; people who have been diagnosed with cancer and other significant medical illnesses; and people who are looking for a better way to manage their feelings of anxiety and depression. Learn more about how I think about therapy through my blog on mental wellness. I also have a clinical faculty appointment at NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, a role that involves supervising Predoctoral Psychology Interns and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.
I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, which is regarded as the "gold standard" in the clinical education and training of psychologists.
Previous clinical experiences
I worked as the Director of Mental Health and a Supervising Psychologist at the Rutgers University-affiliated World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence, positions that emphasized the treatment of traumatic stress and the development of policies, procedures, and operational processes of a mental health clinic from the ground up.
I was Clinical and Community Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine where I provided social and psychological services to the formerly homeless, consulted on federally funded projects at the community and organizational levels, with stakeholders, administrators, managers, and direct care staff. This experience has deeply influenced my trauma-focused and person-centered approaches to engaging systems and working with patients and colleagues.