About My Education & Training

I feel very fortunate to have had fantastic educational and training experiences, as well as having learned from the best in my field. I graduated at the top of my class at NYU, and completed my Clinical Internship at Columbia University. I furthered my training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), the evidence-based and highly effective  form of CBT, in my studies at the esteemed Albert Ellis Institute. To better understand and treat the wide variety of issues related to relationships, partnering and sexuality, I sought specialized post-graduate training at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and am a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist and am a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology. To treat patients with Psychosomatic Symptoms, I completed the Masters Class training programs taught by the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (TMS/PPDA). Prior to graduate school, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

I am honored to be an adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University and am also an Assistant Professor at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, where my class is called "Clinical Treatments of Male Sexual Dysfunctions." I also supervise budding psychotherapists who are new to our field.

I have extensive experience treating patients with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, headaches and psychosomatic pain and work-related performance anxiety, working with the most wonderful patients, many of whom are New York's top executives in the fields of finance, tech, medicine and law. I work with individuals and couples in both traditional and alternative relationships and my work is confidential and without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or any other factor.

I remain very active in the Psychotherapy community and regularly contribute to books, articles, radio programs, and blogs including OPRAH, The New York Times, Fatherly, The Huffington Post, PLAYBOY Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Vice Magazine, Shape Magazine, BestLife, Bustle, Greatist, The Daily Beast, Insider, Daily Dot, She's Single Magazine, askmen, school, Salon, THE LIST, PureWow, Cosmopolitan, Wealthy Single Mommy, Hello Giggles, Forbes, Bored Panda, Fatherly, healthywomen, among many others.

My personalized approach places high value on the therapeutic relationship and is tailored to patients' individual needs.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:
PPDA -Psychophysiologic Disorders Association 

APA - American Psychological Association

NYMHCA -New York Mental Health Counselors Association

ACA -American Counseling Association 

AASECT -American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists 

NBCC- National Board of Credentialed Counselors

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