It is my privilege and honor to offer you my experience as a psychologist and mediator in the greater NYC area. With your dedication and drive, I will seek to mobilize immediate change in you, in accordance with your goals.
My approach is to provide empathic support, humor, and keenly observant practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I read everything, most especially body signals, expression, tone of voice, posture, etc. to help me discern what is happening for you, and then will ask you to change these things in order to change your experience. By teaching clients how to avoid self-judgment and cultivate direction, I work with individuals to help them build on their strengths and take massive action toward their goals.
I hold a doctorate in counseling psychology and I am licensed as a psychologist in NY and NJ. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am also certified in brief change approaches and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), the same tools used by world-class change experts like Anthony Robbins, whom I admire.
In separate work, I also perform divorce mediation and utilize my non-judgmental interpersonal skills to get people to see past conflict, and reach agreement to preserve their resources.
I am also one of the few psychologists in New Jersey teaching neurolinguistic programming strategies for interpersonal effectiveness.
I have close to 20 years of training and experience as a trainer, counselor and psychologist. I was privileged to be gifted with a University Fellowship at Temple University, from which I hold my doctorate. I draw heavily on Eastern and Western philosophy as well as Western faith-based traditions by teaching clients to maintain a here-and-now focus; processing and releasing the patterns of the past; staying focused on accurate, success-based, and non-defeated thinking; and maintaining a flexible and opportunity-focused stance toward the future. I have held several psychologist posts in state government, including director of psychology at one facility, and regional psychologist. I am also a trained divorce mediator through Conflict Resolution Training, Inc.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. (2007) Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services Counseling from The College of New Jersey (2002) Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism and Professional Writing, The College of New Jersey (1996)
LICENSES Licensed Psychologist - State of NJ - Lic. # 35SI00473800 Licensed Psychologist - State of NY - Lic. # 018363 Licensed Professional Counselor - State of NJ - Lic. # 37PC00370500
National Certified Counselor (NCC) National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH) Advanced Training in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Certification in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensively trained in Divorce Mediation
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS American Psychological Association (APA) New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) Morris County Psychological Association (MCPA) New Jersey Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NJACT) National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, Inc. (NBCC) National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH) NJ Department of Human Services Psychology Advisory Committee Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA) American Association of Mediators, New Jersey Chapter
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