PERSONAL STATEMENT
From as early as I can remember, I felt drawn to and compelled by the mysteries of consciousness.   Inquiring deeply into these questions has been the unifying theme of my life.   Psychoanalysis and meditation have been the twin cornerstones on this personal as well as professional path.
Education
PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Postdoctoral work, UCLA Department of Psychiatry
Certification in psychoanalysis, LAISPS
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
• Contemporary psychoanalysis;  contemplative relational psychotherapy
• Mindful awareness, subjectivity, and self-reflection
• Altered states of consciousness
• Health psychology
• Neuroscience and psychopharmacology