My initial Masters degree was from NYU in dance/movement therapy, and while I no longer work in that modality the deep knowledge I have of the mind body connection informs the work I do today. In addition, I was a credentialed alcoholism counselor and spent many years working both in group and individual treatment with people in 12-step programs, so I understand the challenges of recovery, and use that knowledge to help people go deeper into family of origin issues.
In more recent years, as an extension of my early work, I was trained at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy working with Families and Couples where I also obtained a certification working with the LGBTQ community in their Gay and Lesbian affirmative psychotherapy program (GLAP).
Following this work, I studied adolescent development and was hired by the Jewish Board of Family and Children's services (JBFCS) to supervise social workers treating Russian immigrant adolescents and their families. Since that time, in my private practice, I have worked with adolescents and young adults struggling with issues of identity, inter-personal relationships, and self-esteem.