My background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Cornell University, and Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology (with Health Emphasis) from Yeshiva University.  I trained at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City, where I learned from renowned leaders in evidence-based treatment practices.  My postdoctoral training focused on mood and anxiety disorders secondary to chronic pain and injury. I have worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings ranging from acute crisis inpatient hospitals to private practice outpatient offices. By seeing individuals at these various stages of mental health care need, I developed an acute awareness of the best level of care indicated throughout mental health struggles. 

I believe in the necessity of clinical research to substantiate therapeutic treatments provided.  As such, I have worked on several research protocols throughout my psychology career.  I held research positions at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where I conducted a variety of studies of normative and pathological development.  I am passionate about staying on the cutting edge of psychology research, and continue to learn from my membership in several local and national psychological organizations.  Sample organizations include the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and American Psychological Association (APA).