Selecting a psychologist is a highly personal decision, one that’s often made under duress. I encourage you to take the time you deserve to make an informed decision about your therapy.
I specialize in helping people develop more satisfying relationships. The working relationship between client and therapist is itself a medium through which it may be possible to learn how to better relate to other significant people in your life.
I believe the stereotypical image of the distant, silent therapist is outdated and neglectful of clients’ needs for engagement. I actively converse with clients and offer feedback and direction.
A significant focus of my practice involves working with gay men, and I practice from a gay-affirmative perspective. Other areas of focus include college student mental health, depression, anxiety, recovery from trauma, social isolation, and feelings of insecurity, inadequacy, and other negative views of the self. More on expertise.
Your selection of a psychologist may best be informed by relevant information about his or her qualifications and your experience of feeling comfortable and understood as you begin therapy. I invite you to explore this site to gain a sense of my mindset and approach. If you think that I may match your needs, feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule an initial consultation.
Clinical Supervision & Social Responsibility
In addition to practicing psychotherapy, I provide clinical supervision, both on a private basis to licensed colleagues and to students in training through my adjunct faculty appointment to Teachers College, Columbia University. Since 2007, I served as the founder and executive director of TherapySafetyNet, a coalition of socially responsible mental health professionals.