EDUCATION AND TRAINING
One of the most important things to know about your therapist is the extent of her training. This is something that varies widely. The field of therapy is constantly changing, and you want someone who stays in touch with new developments.
I received a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University. In 1985, I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Following this, I entered a two-year post-doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, studying under Albert Ellis and other leading cognitive therapists. There I became proficient in treating a wide variety of conditions, including panic disorder and eating disorders. In my first experience teaching other therapists, I worked as a supervisor for professional workshop attendees at the Institute while doing my training.
I also completed the certificate program of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. I studied current innovations in psychoanalytic theory and practice with leading contemporary psychoanalysts, and am qualified to conduct psychoanalytic treatment.
Most recently, I undertook training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and completed Level One training in Sensorimotor Processing Therapy (SMP).
Throughout my career, I have maintained continual involvement in both time limited workshops and ongoing peer supervision activities, focusing on recent developments in the cognitive and behavioral therapies, body-based therapy, individual and couples therapy, and psychotherapy integration. This has enabled me to stay current with many innovations in my field.