People seem to have a drive toward happiness, fulfillment, a sense of purpose and of competence. Some, possibly content, even thriving in most areas of life, are unhappy and puzzled that they're not in a relationship; others are unhappy because of conflicts in an already established relationship; others, satisfied with whatever their relationship status is, feel stuck in another area. Many want to do something about this, though it's understandable that individuals and couples don't enter therapy with the same enthusiasm they have for their favorite activities! I know it's a leap to bring one's feelings and thoughts to someone we don’t know.
I work with people in a nonjudgmental, empathic manner (we’re all human!) to help clarify what is desired in life, love or work, and to assist in sorting out, understanding, and resolving what's getting in the way.
I have more than 30 years of experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and group and couple therapist.
Antioch College: B.A.
Columbia University: M.S.
Rutgers School of Alcohol Studies: Certificate
Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies: Certificate in Psychoanalysis
Heed University: PhD
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
- Addictions or Substance Abuse
- Alternative Lifestyles
- Anxiety or Fears
- Couples Counseling
- Dissociative Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Director of Training, Supervisor, Faculty and Training Analyst: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center
Committee on Psychoanalysis and Addictions Treatment, PPSC
Society of Modern Psychoanalysts
Alumni Association of the Center for Modern Psychoanalysis
New York Association of Imago Relationship Therapists
Imago Relationships International
Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work, 15 years
- Full list on website:
• “’I Hate You, Mommy!’ What To Do When Our Kids are Mad
• “Maternal Conflicts Activated by the Child’s Separation-Individuation: A Maturational Opportunity,”
• “Complex Problems Require Complex Solutions: ‘Donnie: A Life Apart,’” ( Harm reduction)
• “The Alcoholic's Self Destructiveness and the Therapist's Role in Mobilizing Survival Energies,”
• “The Compatibility of the Disease Concept with a Psychodynamic Approach in the Treatment of Alcoholism,”
- Recipient of the Miriam B. Spotnitz Award for outstanding achievement of a CMPS research project: Graduation thesis, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, 1989