As a Licensed Psychotherapist with a specialty in Art Therapy, I receive great satisfaction helping children, adolescents, and adults improve mood and relationships so that they can experience more joy in their lives.
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and other evidence based treatment to address issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment to life stressors (divorce, medical, school), ADHD, behavioral and/or relational problems.
I am a Nationally Board Certified (BC), Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and New York State Licensed Art Therapist (LCAT) with extensive experience supervising mental health practitioners and providing clinical treatment to children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. My experience includes research at The Depression Evaluation Services, NY Presbyterian Hospital (named New York’s #1 Hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" for the 17th Year in a Row), inpatient clinical treatment at Montefiore Medical Center (a teaching hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine), mental health clinics, and after school programs. I work with primarily with adolescents and children in private and public schools and young women exploring next steps in careers and relationships.
Currently, I am the primary investigator of a research study on the effects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to promote mindful parenting as a treatment intervention for parents with the hypothesis that MBSR will decrease stress and improve the quality of parent-child relationships.
Everyone can benefit from mental health tools and unbiased support to cope with challenges from time to time. If you or your child would like to schedule an initial consultation, please feel free to call 719.648.6730.