I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of New York, and the Associate Program Director and Attending Psychologist at Supporting Healthy Relationships and HERO Dads. These are federally-funded family-strengthening programs that operate through Montefiore Medical Center. Holding faculty appointments at both The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Adelphi University, I supervise and teach undergraduate and graduate students. I completed my APA accredited predoctoral internship at NYC H+H Jacobi Medical Center and earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from Adelphi University. I graduated summa cum laude from Queens College, CUNY, with a B.A. in psychology, while also completing my First Talmudic Degree from the Shor Yoshuv Rabbinical College.
During my academic years, I trained in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, which provided me the opportunity to work with individuals across the developmental lifespan, from diverse backgrounds, and with various presenting difficulties. On internship at Jacobi Medical Center, I received advanced training in child sexual/physical abuse and trauma, substance use and addiction, health psychology, and emergency psychiatric assessment and diagnosis. During my post-doctoral year and beyond, I received advanced training in family and couples counseling, completing both the externship and core-skills training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which is certified by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). I also completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 1 training through The Gottman Institute and 24/7 Dad training through the National Fatherhood Initiative. As a sub-investigator for our program's federally-funded research grants, I am responsible to oversee data collection and analysis (Salesforce project manager), supplemental workshops, employment services, and general programmatic processes, in addition to providing clinical services and relationship/parent education to couples and fathers.