I was born and raised in southern Connecticut. I hold a BA in Communications from Loyola University. I earned an MA in Marketing from Emerson College and afterward, worked in the advertising industry with a focus on marketing research, graphic design, and print/web production. My communications career led me to recruiting and eventually career counseling for executives in the marketing, advertising and design industries. It was career counseling that led me to pursue psychology as a profession.
My undergraduate training in psychology was received at The University of Pennsylvania. In 2003 I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. In 2010, I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Howard University. My clinical postdoc was attained at Drew University. Currently, I am licensed in the state of New York (#019554).
I have worked in six college counseling centers conducting individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Additionally, while serving as a medical psychologist for multiple general public hospitals, I gained experience in psychiatric emergency rooms as well as long-term psychiatric inpatient settings. I have also conducted various psychological assessments including IQ testing, personality testing, and neuropsychological testing. In addition to maintaining a private practice, I have worked in outpatient community health centers and clinics specializing in sexual assault trauma and have supervised doctoral-level psychology interns. I continue to supervise practicing psychotherapists.
As a trained research scientist, I have published work in professional journals such as The Journal of College Student Psychotherapy and presented at annual professional conferences. I have done community outreach through various organizations and college campuses and have led panel discussions. Because of my rigorous academic training, I have taught undergraduates as an adjunct professor at four universities.
My clients come from very diverse backgrounds in terms of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, as well as wide-ranging issues people are confronted with. Working primarily with adults and adolescents, I conduct individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, assessments, and supervision. The majority of my work is conducted at my office on 26th and Broadway. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646.450.9369 with any questions or concerns.