About Me

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I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in cognitive behavioral therapy for a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and trauma.  I have over 10 years of clinical experience in hospitals and outpatient settings.  After earning my doctoral degree, I completed a two-year postdoctoral training fellowship in the treatment and phenomenology of serious mental illness.  I then worked as an attending psychologist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute where I provided psychological services to adults and adolescents, and conducted research in serious mental illness.  For six years, I also served as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center where I supervised and trained psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows in cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis.  

Qualifications

Postdoctoral Fellowship, James J Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Predoctoral Internship, Maryland Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Baltimore, MD

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland at College Park, MD
M.A.  Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland at College Park, MD
B.A.   Psychology, Binghamton University-State University of New York, NY

Additional Training

Intensive Training in CBT for OCD and Related Disorders, Certified in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
The Behavior Therapy Training Institute and the International OCD Foundation
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Intensive Training in Prolong Exposure Therapy for PTSD
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania, PA

Professional Affiliations

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
International OCD Foundation
America Psychological Association