My Credentials

     To familiarize you with my experience and credentials, I offer the following partial list of my qualifications.

Licensure & Certification

     As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker authorized to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey, my practice includes individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. I am also certified as a Psychoanalyst (Postdoctoral Diploma in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy), as well as a Group Psychotherapist by The National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists.


     Following attainment of a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University, I received a Doctorate (Ph.D.) from Columbia University. Dedicated to pursuing further training, I later received a Postdoctoral Diploma in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.


     As a privilege afforded to one hundred of the nation’s most notable clinical social work professionals, I was elected in 2001 as a Distinguished Practitioner into the National Academies of Practice, an honorary interdisciplinary health care organization. Additional distinctions include:

• In honor of my contributions to both the clinical social work profession and the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, I was awarded status as a Diplomate in the Society.

• Appointment to the Advisory Board of the New Jersey Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers.

• Inclusion for as many as 27 years within the following rosters:

– Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
– Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals
– Who’s Who in the World
– Who’s Who in the East

Professional Experience

     Prior to devoting myself full-time to my private practice, among my diversified professional positions, I had served as Acting Director in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, SUNY at Purchase and Field Instructor for Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Subsequently, I served as Clinical Consultant to the Westside Center for Family Services in New York City.

Teaching & Lecture Experience

     For the past fourteen years, I have been a member of the faculty as well as training analyst and supervisor for the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis, the Object Relations Institute for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (the latter two are located in New York City). Prior teaching appointments include Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service (adjunct associate professor), New York University’s Graduate School of Social Work (adjunct assistant professor), and the Rockland Institute for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, where I also served as the Dean of Curriculum.

Conferences, Workshops & Professional Organizations

     As a resource for my fellow clinicians, I have organized and/or served as a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, including those of a national scope. Additionally, I have held office, chaired, and served as an integral member of various prestigious committees in professional societies as well as psychoanalytic training institutes.


     Published extensively in professional journals such as Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, I have addressed a broad range of topics that include intimacy, dream interpretation, and the therapeutic relationship.

     In addition to numerous articles, I also co-edited, with Dr. David Phillips, a widely received text entitled, The Impact of Managed Care on the Practice of Psychotherapy: Innovation, Implementation, and Controversy (Brunner/Mazel Publishers, November 1996).