About Me

I am a certified psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan working with individuals and couples and am on the faculty at Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Expressive Analysis. In addition to teaching psychoanalytic courses and supervising candidates, I serve on MIP’s Executive Committee, co-chair their Colloquium Committee, and founded and co-edited their blog  Analysis Now (see below). I am currently receiving specialized training in trauma through MIP's Certificate Program in Trauma Studies.


After receiving an MSW from New York University’s School of Social Work in 1996, I moved from New York City to Palo Alto, CA where I began my career at Stanford Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. From there, I maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Palo Alto, CA while  working at Belmont Hills Hospital and then in Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Psychiatry, providing individual, couples, and family counseling, and developing and running groups for psychiatric patients, including eating disorders and severe mood and personality disorders. In those years I completed additional training in short-term behavioral treatments such as dialectical and cognitive therapy for high-risk patients.

Returning to New York City, I worked as a clinician and supervisor at the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services before opening my private practice and continuing training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute and couples therapy at the Ackerman Institute, and graduated from the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis’ 5-year program. I remain actively involved at MIP.

Outside of my private practice, I enjoy writing and making music.

Below is a selection of my posts on the Analysis Now blog:

If You Rent It, Will They Come?

Where Are We Now?: Part II

An Elegy for My Office From a Psychoanalyst Working Remotely

Why Did You Become a Psychoanalyst? Part I

Making Sense of the Impossible: a trauma story, part II

Making Sense of the Impossible: a trauma story, part I

The Psychoanalytic Community: My Post-Graduation Life at the Manhattan Institute

Why Analytic Training?

Letters to a Young Analyst

My affiliations include:

Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis

Institute for Expressive Analysis

Women’s Mental Health Consortium

The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work

Division 39 of the American Psychological Association

NYU School of Social Work

Columbia University School of Social Work (Field Educator)