I am first and foremost a scientist-practitioner. This means that I use my knowledge of scientific research, neuropsychology, and clinical experience from the past 10+ years to accurately diagnose the problem(s) first. From there, I do my best to help each person (or family) work towards healthy solutions based on an understanding of the root causes and maintaining factors. We also examine current cultural and societal influences on individual behavior. I will listen to you carefully and do my best to help you better understand and overcome internal obstacles, face your fears, and build your psychological strength, flexibility, and resilience. Truth and courage are my primary guiding values.
I earned my PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where I researched the role of working memory in learning disabilities, mood disorders and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neuropsychological impacts of movement disorders. I have extensive experience in neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis across the lifespan, including of complex presentations. Preferred approaches to treatment include DBT, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, parent coaching (for children and teens), and integrative (mind-body) approaches that emphasize function and behavior. I work with children and teens ages 6-17, and adults ages 18+.
I was born in NYC and grew up there and in White Plains, NY, but I love living in the twin cities! Some of my interests include yoga, dance, creative espresso beverages, cooking, handmade jewelry, hiking, solving hard problems, and reading non-fiction. I look forward to meeting you and working with you!