I have been a psychoanalyst/therapist since 1989.
In treatment, I focus on fears of emptiness, depression, anger, and
emotional blocks at work, family and personal relationships.
Equally important, I work to help patients express their creativity and
passions. Enhancing a sense of purpose is central to my approach. I use
psychodynamic and interactive techniques and dream analysis that free the
expression of emotional energies and reduce anxiety.
Each patient is unique and special. Respect for patent’s emotional
space is at the core of my open and caring approach to treatment. Regarding
fees, I use a sliding scale and have reduced fees for Columbia University
students and staff.
I am also a faculty member and training analyst at the
National psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. I have been teaching
courses on “Resistances”, Cross Cultural Psychoanalysis” and
“Psychoanalytic Sociology” (see syllabi under Academic). I write and do
research on issues regarding gender, identity, and aging.
I have a private practice in Manhattan and East Hampton
(Long Island) using traditional psychoanalysis techniques as well as face to
face psychotherapy I am willing to do phone sessions when necessary and I am
friendly to working through Skype especially for individuals who live in
communities with little or no access to therapists.