Like the other licensed therapists at S.A.G.E., I have overcome many obstacles in my personal life, and I believe this has made me a better therapist and a better person. My goal is to help you stop suffering whether it is relationship problems, symptoms of depression or anxiety, work or college problems, parenting issues or just not feeling like you want to feel. My approach is to address the reasons that you came to therapy as quickly as possible.
I joined S.A.G.E. so I can work with people in the community who are motivated to feel better and enjoy their lives at all ages. Life is difficult, and you don’t have to deal with the difficulties on your own. I have had 24 fulfilling years of training and experience: I have helped hundreds of people feel their best and accomplish their goals. I love my work, and I look forward to meeting you and learning about your obstacles and helping you realize your dreams.
Over 24 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Masters of Social Work in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University, MSW
Doctorate in Clinical Social Work from New York University, Ph.D.
Professor at New York University and Fordham University teaching Master’s level classes for future therapists.
Clinical Director of the Trauma and Wellness Center/World Trade Center Healing Services in NYC
Military therapist for 7 years at Camp Pendleton treating members of all branches and their families.
Masters of Business from New York University, MBA, Business Coach
TRAINING & Knowledge
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy certificate from American Institute for Psychotherapy, NYC
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy
Trauma-focused CBT for Children and Adolescents Certificate.
Certified Addiction Counselor –CADC II
Couples Therapy Certificate-Ackerman Family Institute
Supervision certificate for Social Work Licensing – California NASW
Individual therapy for Depression, PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, and addiction.
Child and parent therapy, Child play therapy, child trauma treatment and adolescent therapy
Recovery from childhood trauma, sexual assault and domestic abuse
Grief and loss