I am a licensed counseling psychologist with a private practice currently serving Northern New Jersey. The wisdom of both contemporary psychotherapy and meditative traditions have inspired my professional path. Through the integration of my diverse clinical experience, I provide an individualized, holistic approach to therapy based on the unique needs of each client.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Boston College where I studied psychology, meditative practices, and the world's spiritual traditions. I pursued my PhD in counseling psychology at Fordham University and worked as a staff psychologist at Fordham's college counseling center where I trained in relational psychodynamic therapy and gained a deep respect for this perspective which is at the heart of the therapy I provide.
I completed my predoctoral internship and later returned to become a staff psychologist at the VA Healthcare System where I served veterans and specialized in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I'm trained in short-term cognitive behavioral treatment for PTSD, obtained a certification in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and find these approaches to be extremely helpful for some individuals.
I've spent many years training in yoga and mindfulness meditation and received a Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute in New York City after finishing an extensive training program which integrated mindfulness meditation and systems of Buddhist Psychology with contemporary psychotherapy, neuroscience, and health psychology. Through this program, I had the privilege of learning from experts in the field, such as Rick Hanson, Dan Seigel, Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Robert Thurman. I have experienced personally and professionally the profound effect mindfulness philosophy and practice can have on personal growth and transformation.
I recently completed an in-depth training in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, an experiential approach that creates more balance and connection between the various aspects of the self. The compassionate, mindful and powerful nature of this therapy makes it one of the most deeply healing models I've encountered.
I am committed to continuing to pursue new learning experiences to deepen my knowledge and provide the most effective approaches to treatment.
PhD in Counseling Psychology, Fordham University
Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, VA NJ Healthcare System
BA in Psychology, Boston College
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Devotion Yoga, NJ
Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy, Nalanda Institute, NYC
Certificate in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Center for Self-Leadership, NY
Certificate in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), VA NJ HealthCare System