About Me

I have 35 years of clinical experience in the field of mental health and have been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 1992. I have worked in agencies serving individual adults and children, couples and families and trained as a staff therapist in several post-graduate programs which served individual adults and couples, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy. Through this work and training I have been exposed to a range of theoretical perspectives. I have been drawn to, and most influenced by, theories which see the relationship with significant others as powerful in influencing the sense of self. I draw heavily from Relational theory, Inter-subjectivity, Self Psychology and Attachment theory to guide me in my work as a therapist.

Private Practice since 1994
Psychotherapy Institute , Berkeley CA, Two year Supervision Study Program, 2007-09
Women’s Therapy Center , El Cerrito, CA Advanced Training Program in Couple’s Therapy, 2003-04
West Coast Children’s Center , El Cerrito, CA, Staff Therapist, 2001-03
Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley , CA, Staff Therapist in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program, 1993-94
H.E.L.P. Group , Van Nuys, CA Staff Therapist, 1991-92
City Hospital at Elmhurst , Elmhurst, NY, Adult Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry, Clinical Social Worker, 1988-91,
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services , NY, NY, Staff Therapist 1987-88
Queensboro Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children , Jamaica, NY, Caseworker 1986-87

Education: Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (Ph.D.) Institute of Clinical Social Work, Chicago, 2020
Master’s of Social Work (M.S.W.), Columbia University, New York, 1988
Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, University of Maryland, 1983

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Psychotherapy Institute, Member and Graduate of the Supervision Study Program
  • The Wright Institute, Adjunct Faculty
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • The Sanville Institute formerly known as The California Society for Clinical Social Workers
  • The Chicago Institute of Clinical Social Work