BiographyI received my doctoral degree in Psychology from the City University of New York in 1993. I subsequently completed a two-year fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. I stayed on at the Yale University School of Medicine for several years after completing the fellowship, working alongside of other mental health and community professionals, including the New Haven police department, local schools and social service agencies to provide clinical services through many Yale Child Study Center-based programs.
I moved to Maryland in 1999 and opened my clinical practice in Washington D.C. and Chevy Chase. I pursued my analytic training and graduated from the Baltimore Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis, and I am a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society.
I have also participated in a three-year writing program at the New Directions program of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
I currently have a full-time practice in Friendship Heights, Maryland.
Alongside my private practice I have supervised in psychology graduate programs and have taught classes in numerous training programs at The George Washington University Psy.D. Program, The Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Contemporary Freudian Society, The Washington School of Psychiatry, and The New Directions in Writing Program of the Washington Psychoanalytic Society.
I have also presented or discussed papers at numerous programs and conferences, including The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, The American Psychoanalytic Association and The Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Society.
I have co-authored and co-edited two books, and have authored a number of professional chapters and articles. I use writing as a teaching tool and as a way to help others gain a window into the experience of therapy – from both sides of the couch. It is my hope that being able to read about how therapy works and understand how therapists think will be useful both for those considering becoming a therapist and those entering into therapy themselves.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Teaching