1983 Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, New York, NY.

1975  MSW, School of Social Welfare, Health Sciences Center,  State University of New York at Stony Brook.

I  have completed advanced training in couples therapy, ADHD effect on couples, parenting explosive children, sexuality, and advanced clinical supervision. In addition, I continue to attend professional workshops, and conferences in these and other areas. 


I worked for six years at South Beach Psychiatric Center, Mapleton Outpatient division.  In this setting, I worked with a variety of patients including those with severe mental illness.  This work gave me a solid grounding and comfort with all sorts of people and an appreciation of the strengths that even very ill people can demonstrate.

Since 1980, I have been in private practice with adults in individual, group and couples therapy.

I have taught and trained other therapists at a variety of training centers including: the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.


NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker  - License No. PR020649-1

Certificate in Psychoanalysis - National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis - No. P89968