In a new world of speed and shortness of time, I take the time for the individual, couple and family to explore and address their needs and concerns. I am trained to create a safe place where people can share and explore those issues that confound, anger or bring shame to themselves. With my neutral and non-judgmental approach to the work at hand, much can be shared and understood. The ultimate goal is to change those behaviors that trouble you as you seek to find more appropriate means to address your needs.
Health insurance companies today are lowering fees, reading your clinical notes, which are shared with your in-network therapist, and limiting sessions, all for the purpose of increasing their stock prices by giving the client less. In so doing, the insurance companies have allowed lesser-trained therapists to conduct work that they are not trained to do. I am not one of those lesser-trained therapists, and I guard your privacy to the fullest extent. The benefit from working with me is that you have total privacy and a highly trained clinician. I take no shortcuts.
As insurance companies have driven down reimbursement rates for psychotherapy, the field has become filled with clinicians who simply are not equipped educationally and experientially to help people truly understand the reasons for and causes of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
Without a deep level of understanding of oneself, the possibility of effecting genuine, lasting change is greatly diminished. Psychoanalysis – an ever-deepening conversation to get to the underlying causes of your issues – is, for most people, the solution they seek.
My clients benefit from the extensive education and training that earned my doctoral degree, 14 additional years of post-doctoral study, and more than 30 years in private practice working to help people find peace and happiness.
My interest in this work began in high school and has only grown keener over the years as I’ve been able to help more and more people make the changes that yield happier lives.
1986 - Present Private practice in psychoanalysis, Phillipsburg & Clinton, N.J.
1990 - Present Parenting Coordinator, Administrative Office of the Courts, State of New Jersey
1987 - 2010 Affiliate Staff, Department of Psychiatry, Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, N.J.
1992 - 2013 Consultant Psychologist, Clover Rest Home, Columbia, N.J.
1992 - 2014 Consultant Psychologist, Phillipsburg Nursing Home, Phillipsburg, N.J.
1983 - 1986 Director of Psychology, consultant, New Jersey Department of Juvenile Corrections, Skillman, N.J.
1983 - 1986 Psychologist, Warren County Family Guidance Center, Washington, N.J.
1980 - 1983 Consultant, Illinois Department of Corrections, Chicago, Ill.
1979 - 1983 Director of Psychology, Englewood Health Services, Chicago, Ill.
1976 - 1978 Psychologist, Omaha Child and Family Guidance Center, Eastern Nebraska Human Services Agency, Omaha, Neb.
1968 - 1970 Recreational Assistant, Nassau Center for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Syosset, N.Y.
2009 - 2012 Family Forensics Training Program, Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health, New York, N.Y.
2009 Collaborative Family Law Expert, International Academy of Collaborative Professional Interdisciplinary Training Standards, Practical Collaborative Solutions/Hunterdon Bar Association, New Jersey.
2005 - 2009 Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, The New York Freudian Society & Psychoanalytic Training Institute, New York, N.Y.
2004 - 2007 Certification in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York, N.Y.
2002 - 2008 Certification in Adult Psychoanalysis, The Contemporary Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J.
1995 Certificate in Divorce Mediation, Institute of Dispute Resolution of Seton Hall Law School, Newark, N.J.
1978 - 1983 Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Ill.
1974 - 1976 Master of Science Degree in Applied Psychology, Fort Hays Kansas State College, Hays, Kansas.
1970 - 1974 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, New York University, New York, N.Y.
1986 New Jersey, No. 2176
1992 Pennsylvania, No. 6209
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