I am a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and New Jersey, focusing on individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and work difficulties. In addition to private practice, I also lead workshops and trainings on mindfulness, stress management and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a powerful mindfulness-based framework and set of interventions.
My style as a psychotherapist is active and interactive. Most importantly, perhaps, is my non-judgmental stance. Therapy needs to be a judgment free zone, where you are free to explore all aspects of yourself: thoughts, feelings, behaviors…While symptoms usually prompt people to enter therapy with me, we will quickly clarify larger goals and values. I will ask many variations of “How will you know if our work together has been useful?” In my office, your struggles will be taken very seriously – I will listen carefully and ask good questions. And we will no doubt find a bunch of humor too.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY in 1998. I presently live in Essex County, NJ with my wife and son, and two cats.