I am a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience in the field. I specialize in Behavioral Medicine, implementing evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with adolescents, adults, and older adults experiencing pain, depression, anxiety and other symptoms due to temporary, chronic, or terminal medical conditions or diagnoses.
Prior to making aliyah, I completed my doctorate at LIU Post and had advanced training in DBT at the NYS Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, learning from leading researchers and clinicians in the field. There, I worked with individuals with eating and borderline personality disorders and more challenging clients with suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behavior. Upon graduating, I worked as the staff psychologist in several nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, helping the geriatric and rehabilitation population adjust to their medical conditions and multiple losses, such as stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's, amputation, head injury, cancer, Parkinson's, and end-of-life concerns. In addition to working with these patients, I often consulted and comforted their families adjusting to the new stage of life of their elderly loved ones.
Coping with loss in any form is a difficult challenge to face. When confronted with medical issues, chronic pain, or confusion about medications, depression, anxiety, and stress can take over one's life. I seek to assist you with your medical journey, using evidence-based practices to help you adjust to these stressors and help you achieve your goals.
|Degree||Education||Year of Graduation|
|PsyD||Long Island University Post||2015|
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)