I have been providing evidence-based psychotherapy in central New Jersey for a wide variety of problems for more than 30 years. From my days as a psychology undergraduate at Johns Hopkins, through my doctoral training in clinical psychology at Rutgers, and onward through continued professional training and specialization, I have worked to balance the science of psychology with the creativity and sensitivity that are the art of effective psychotherapy. My approach is primarily cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based. This means that I focus on helping you understand the relationship between your thoughts and assumptions on the one hand, and your habits and behaviors on the other. I teach you to adopt a patient, non-judgmental, observational approach to your thoughts, sensations, and experiences. I utilize a number of techniques that reduce stress and enable you to confront challenging situations and change previously unhelpful behavior patterns. These techniques include coherent breathing training, heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback, guided imagery and mindfulness meditation. My style of therapy is open, direct and collaborative.
Effective psychotherapy is a balance of art and science. You have a developmental history and a lifetime of experiences that are like no others. When we reach an understanding of what brought you to this point in your life, as well as your preferred learning styles, we can shape a flexible treatment plan that will work for you. That is the art. We can then apply proven techniques, based on scientific research, to address your problem. That is the science.
Professional Education and Affiliations:
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Member, New Jersey Psychological Association
- Member, Middlesex County Association of Psychologists
- Member, New Jersey Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists
- Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
- Member, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
- Member, New Jersey Sleep Society
- Advanced Training in CBT-I, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
- Professional Member, American Tinnitus Association
- Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology
- Johns Hopkins University, BA in Psychology, General Honors, Phi Beta Kappa