Bio

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (CA license PSY 21706). I have been conducting therapy sessions for over 15 years, both during my academic training and in private practice.

Experience

After several years in private practice in New York City, I relocated to the Bay Area in 2007. In my practice I have helped clients live happier and more fulfilling lives by overcoming social anxiety, panic attacks, worrying, stress, OCD, PTSD, depression, relationship problems, and other common challenges.  


In 2011 I joined the Voluntary Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford's Departmentof Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  In this role I teach Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and serve as a consultant to psychiatry residents, local practitioners and graduate students, both individually and in weekly seminars at Stanford.  One of the highlights of my week is co-leading a therapist training group at Stanford with Dr. David Burns, world renowned therapist and author of the bestseller "Feeling Good" and one of the original "fathers" of CBT.

Prior to opening my practice in New York, I worked for 2 years at NYU in the department of medicine at the Institute for Trauma and Stress. In the years following 9/11, I received extensive training in cutting edge treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, and was then selected to train hundreds of community clinicians in treatments for anxiety related to 9/11. I also directed a study on post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, and was responsible for training and supervising other therapists.

Education

I received a B.A. in Psychology with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned my M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University, where I conducted clinical research on cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

I then completed an internship in New York at Weill Cornell Medical College, Payne Whitney Clinic, focusing on further training in cognitive behavioral therapy and treatment of anxiety disorders. Finally, I completed a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship at NYU, focusing on anxiety and trauma treatment.

Research

I have published research on treatment for panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Click here to see my abbreviated CV, including a list of my publications.