I am a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst. My work with patients is based on the principals of psychoanalysis, whether I am working with someone in psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.
I completed my doctoral work in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. In my early career I worked in inpatient and residential settings with adolescents and adults, with a wide range of needs and difficulties. This was an important foundation for understanding the depth and breadth of psychological functioning. Following my PhD I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Chestnut Lodge Hospital, post graduate clinical training in psychoanalysis at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, and began a private practice. Since 1998 I have worked in independent private practice in Northwest Washington DC. I am an active member of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis where I serve in multiple roles supporting the education and training of clinicians.
MY APPROACH TO TREATMENT
My approach recognizes the uniqueness of the individual. The goal of treatment is for the patient to understand him/her/themself more deeply, and in finer detail, in order to be free from past impediments and positioned to make life choices which lead to fulfillment.
I hope you will find my website helpful in figuring out answers to some preliminary questions related to beginning treatment.
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PSY#1740 SINCE 1994
WASHINGTON BALTIMORE CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS, GRADUATE ANALYST 2001
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - CHESTNUT LODGE HOSPITAL 1993 – 1995
PRIVATE PRACTICE 1998 TO PRESENT
MEDICAL STAFF CHESTNUT LODGE HOSPITAL 1995-1998
PREDOCTORAL INTERNSHIP AND POST-DOCTORAL RESIDENCY – SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL 1990-1992
PHD PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 1992
M.S.ED. PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 1987
BA PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY BOSTON COLLEGE 1986
Additional Roles and Activities
Vice President of Education for the Board of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis (WBCP)
Chair Program Management Committee for WBCP
Dean of Board and Programs WBCP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine - George Washington University School of Medicine
American Psychoanalytic Association - member
American Psychological Association - member
APA Division 39 Psychoanalysis - member
DC Psychological Association - Member