The aim of my work is to help you overcome obstacles that prevent you from reaching your potential and experiencing your life more fully. These may include relationship issues, depression or moodiness, trauma, addictions, excessive stress, eating disorders, anxiety, anger issues, self-harming or self-defeating behaviors, phobias, obsessive thoughts, grief/loss, problems with sexuality, career, or other life stressors. I have a collaborative style – your input is important in deciding how we can best work together.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, was the Director of Outpatient Services at The Renfrew Center from 1994-2002 and an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) from 2002-2005. There I taught a number of courses including the Psychology of Eating Disorders and Social Psychology and also founded a group called Culturally Aware Psychology Students (CAPS) to raise consciousness on campus about issues of diversity. In 2005 I decided it was time to leave there to make more time for private practice and writing. I am certified in EMDR and draw upon a variety of perspectives in my work, including but not limited to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential-Humanistic Therapy, and Relational-Cultural Theory.