Background and Professional Activities

I graduated from Princeton University in 1979 with a B.A. in English Literature and a concentration in creative writing.  In 1988, I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, completing my internship year at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s Psychiatric Institute.  I then went on to obtain advanced training at New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where I also trained in couple therapy.  In addition, I completed an advanced certificate program in Human Sexuality through the Psychiatry Department at NYU’s Medical Center.

I have thirty years of experience both in private practice with late adolescents, young adults, adults and couples, and in university mental health centers.  I have also trained and supervised doctoral students in clinical psychology in various settings. Currently, I am on staff in the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Columbia University.  Prior to this, I was Assistant Director of  Clinical Training in the Student Counseling Center at The New School.  I also hold the position of Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at City University’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

I am licensed to practice in New York State and I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.