I have been practicing individual, couple, and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults for the past 37 years. After receiving my doctorate (Ph.D.) from Columbia University, I studied for many years at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University where I received my Postdoctoral Diploma in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey and New York. While I am skilled in treating the general clinical population, I also specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients struggling with more difficult issues, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, and severe personality disorders. Patients frequently describe me as warm, caring, and responsive.