Private Practice, Englewood, NJ & Ridgewood, NJ (September 1998 to present)
A psychoanalytically-informed practice providing psychotherapy to older children, adolescents and adults, with a focus on adolescents. A majority of the teens seen present with self-harming behaviors such as self-mutilation, eating disorders and/or substance abuse. Also seen are teens and adults with gender and sexual identity issues.
The New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (January 2006 to present)
Supervising and Teaching Faculty Member
The psychologist teaches theoretical and clinical courses including ethics and provides supervision for institute candidates.
VA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ
Staff Psychologist / Substance Abuse Treatment Program (January 2001 to June, 2002)
Responsibilities included assessment and both individual and group treatments of substance-addicted veterans. The psychologist ran a seminar for fourth year UMDNJ-based medical students on the identification and treatment of substance abusers. The psychologist also provided individual clinical supervision of predoctoral psychology interns and colloquia on selected clinical topics.
New York Presbyterian Hospital (previously Cornell Hospital), Westchester Division, Eating Disorders Program, Inpatient Unit, White Plains, NY
Postdoctoral Fellow (August 1998 to April 1999)
Clinical responsibilities included intensive individual and group psychotherapy and case management with eating disordered inpatients within a dedicated unit run by Katherine Halmi, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the NY Presbyterian Eating Disorder Program. Research responsibilities included acting as primary investigator of self-generated research.
Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division of Family Guidance, Children’s Afterschool Treatment Services (CATS), Hackensack, NJ
Program Supervisor (December 1997 to July 1998)
Responsibilities for instituting this program for high risk, acting-out children included maintaining grant funding, hiring and supervising clinical staff, performing full assessments of child candidates and their families, and providing both individual and group psychotherapy.
East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Psychology Service, East Orange, NJ
APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship (September 1996 to August 1997)
This internship included a year-long specialty training in outpatient and inpatient treatment of a culturally diverse substance abusing population with acute co-morbidities in both inpatient and outpatient contexts. The intern co-authored a published work on addiction assessment as the result of contribution to ongoing research, and trained in the program administration which included preparation for JCAHO review.