Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist. In my private practice in Highland Park, New Jersey, I provide therapy to individuals, families, and couples who would like to see and create change in their lives.  I primarily provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a type of psychotherapy that has been found to be effective in treating many different life problems, including depression, anxiety, family/couples conflict, etc.  Our work together will integrate :

  1. Individualized assessment and treatment planning: In the first couple sessions, we will work together to explore your individual needs/goals and come up with a roadmap to help you
  2. Empowerment: I have a strong belief that we can be our own change makers in our lives. I  can help you on your path to change. 
  3. Culture: I appreciate and integrate individual and cultural differences in our work
  4. Collaboration: Via a collaborative and warm therapeutic relationship,  I believe change can occur.
  5. Continuous monitoring of treatment goals and progress: We will continually track how treatment is going and openly discuss if we need to change course
  6. Integration of the whole person: Treatment will consider the whole you. Assessment and referrals will consider both physical health, mental/spiritual health, vocational, and leisure needs.  

My areas of expertise include women's and cultural issues, anxiety, depression, and assessment and treatment of alcohol use disorders. 

Training

  • Specialty:
    • Clinical Psychology
  • Education:
    • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D)
    • Master's of Psychology (Psy.M)
    • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Licenses:
    • Clinical Psychologist, the State of New Jersey
    • Clinical Psychologist, the State of New York
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Bio

I am is a Clinical Psychologist and Project Manager at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, as well as a Clinical Supervisor at the Rutgers Psychological Clinic at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

In addition to my private practice, I have provided assessment and treatment services to those struggling with addictions, provided clinical training and supervision to psychology trainees, and conducted research in addictions and community psychology. I have presented on a wide range of topics related to addictions, cultural issues and cognitive behavioral therapy.

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology, with honors, from Rutgers University and my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. I completed my doctoral internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and New Jersey State Psychological Association. I am also an APA appointed representative to the United Nations. I was a past APA MFP fellow and New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation board member.

When not in the office, I enjoy volunteering, listening and playing music, traveling and photography.