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Posts from the ‘Expertise’ Category

Increasing Relationship Satisfaction for Gay Men

June 2013: This post has been substantially updated here:


The absence of a culturally-prescribed template for gay relationships provides an opportunity for gay men to define relationships in their own terms. While this opportunity holds potential for transcending narrowly defined, traditional relationships, it can also be fraught with uncertainty. Insecurity, jealousy, and controlling behavior are just some of the barriers to authentic, satisfying relationships.

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License, Education, Experience, Memberships

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Professional Experience: Continuing Day Treatment Program

This entry begins a series of reflections on the professional experiences I had prior to private practice. My first position after earning my doctorate was to work as a Staff Psychologist in a Continuing Day Treatment Program at Pesach Tikvah, a mental health agency that serves the Orthodox and Hassidic Jewish communities in Brooklyn.

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Expertise in LGBT Issues

I specialize in helping gay men develop more satisfying lives. The concept of life satisfaction is determined by each individual. Likewise, barriers to achieving a more satisfying life tend to be unique to each individual’s personality, life history, coming out experience, vulnerabilities and strengths.

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Expertise in College Mental Health

The college years can be a time of great personal growth and development: becoming independent from family, revising belief systems, forming new relationships, establishing one’s place in the world. Sometimes these changes go smoothly, sometimes not.

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Expertise in Relationships

Many people find themselves repeating the same cycles in relationships. Whether you experience repetitive conflicts with your partner or similar problems across multiple relationships, I may be able to help you break the cycle.

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Doctoral dissertation, institutional and governmental reports, and other publications.

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Bridging Developmental Theory and University Counseling Center Practice

DISSERTATION ABSTRACT. College and university counseling centers have been facing related challenges of increased demand for services and increased severity of students’ psychopathology. These challenges have been met primarily with economic limits, and the present study articulated an alternative conceptual response. Given the counseling center’s historical roots in student development, a theoretical study was undertaken to apply theories of development in the college years to counseling center practice.

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