About Me

I am a certified psychoanalyst and licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Manhattan where I work with adults, adolescents, and couples. In addition to my clinical work, I am on the faculty of three psychoanalytic institutes where I teach and supervise candidates in training.

My professional activities include serving on Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis’ (MIP) Executive Committee, Membership Committee, and the Steering Committee for MIP’s Certificate Program in Trauma Studies. I also founded and co-edited MIP's blog  Analysis Now (see below).


My MSW comes from New York University’s School of Social Work and was awarded in 1996. I received my certificatein psychoanalysis from Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis in 2016. In 2023 I completed MIP’s two-year Certificate Program in Trauma Studies.

Beginning my professional work in Palo Alto, CA, I first worked in Stanford Hospital’s psychiatric intensive outpatient program and then, after several years, at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. At Stanford and Kaiser I provided individual, couples, and family counseling, and ran groups for patients with eating disorders and severe mood and personality disorders. During my ten years in California, my training included short-term interventions such as dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy (DBT and CBT), aspects of which I continue to incorporate in my work today as a psychoanalyst.

Returning to New York City, I was eager to expand my knowledge and training. I spent several years at the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services’ outpatient clinic before opening my own practice in 2011. I began my psychoanalytic training with the William Alanson White Institute’s one-year program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and studied at the Ackerman Institute, focusing on couples therapy. I then enrolled in MIP’s five-year psychoanalytic program and, after graduating, completed MIP’s Certificate Program in Trauma Studies.

After practicing for many years in the West Village, I currently see patients on the ground floor of a brownstone on the Upper West Side.

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

National Institute for the Psychotherapies

Institute for Expressive Analysis

Women’s Mental Health Consortium

William Alanson White Institute

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)