About Me

I've always lived in the New York area, growing up in Bayside, Queens. I attended the State University of New York at Albany, where I graduated with a major in Psychology, achieving Phi Beta Kappa honors.

I attended Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, graduating with a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology, where I had the privilege of learning from luminaries in the field. My doctoral dissertation on the effects of weight loss in hypertension was published in the American Journal of Medicine, and I was invited to write an editorial on this research in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

I interned at the Institute of Behavior Therapy in New York, and then completed a two year Fellowship at Payne Whitney, at Weill Cornell Medical College, specializing in cognitive behavior therapy.

I trained further at outpatient clinics, with faculty appointments at Weill Cornell and the Beth Israel Medical Center. During this time, I published a chapter on Behavior Therapy for Personality Disorders.

I am currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical Center, where I actively participate in conferences, teaching, and supervision.

I've always taken great pleasure and satisfaction from my work, having never taken a sickday in 25+ years!