Psychotherapy Services in Westport and Milford, CT
QUALIFICATIONS and BIO
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York and Connecticut. I am a highly skilled clinician with over 15 years of experience in diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. I specialize in the treatment of adults, adolescents, and couples, with a special interest in trauma, infertility, and family-building.
I have done disaster relief training and treatment for victims of 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast in 2005. I have published and presented at workshops, conferences, university medical centers, and foster care agencies on topics such as resilience and recovery from trauma, treatment modalities for PTSD, recognizing and working with trauma reactions in children, vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue, and self-care for providers involved in disaster relief work. I also have presented various workshops on family-building, infertility treatment, and gay parenting.
I have held faculty appointments in the department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Additionally, with a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and previous work in corporate human resources, I am well-versed in workplace issues.
I am a member of the New York State Psychological Association, the Connecticut Psychological Association, and the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. I am also a member of the Disaster Response Network of the Mental Health Association of NYC, Resolve, and Path2Parenthood.
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Albert Einstein Medical Center. I received my Masters in Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
As a graduate student, I received the Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award for outstanding contribution to the research in the field of psychology of gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues for my research on gay fatherhood.
I have presented my research on gay dads at the annual APA convention in San Francisco. I have also presented my work on trauma and disaster relief at the annual APA conference in New Orleans.