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Welcome Thank you for your interest in my services. Choosing an appropriate therapist is often experienced as a daunting task.  I appreciate how difficult initiating the psychotherapy process can be.  You may have been in therapy before, or may have considered therapy for a  while but keep putting it off.  You don't have to figure things out alone.  Whether your dealing with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, trauma, or feeling empty inside-I'm here to help.  I am committed to establishing an open and collaborative therapeutic relationship with you, and offer a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive environment for growth and change.  I work with individuals and couples to find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and to change the pattern that no longer works. As a psychotherapist in private practice since 2002, I recognize that each course of treatment is subjective and unique.  My treatment is customized to you-your history, challenges, goals, and ambitions are completely unique.  I work closely with each client in determining his or her treatment goals and respect each individual’s right to self determination. Enhanced self esteem, improved coping skills, and a more informed decision making process are the foundation for a more joyful, less conflicted life. Together we will work to achieve these results.

I am a graduate of Fordham University in New York City.   My postgraduate training includes The Institute for Human Identity in New York, and The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.  
Prior to living in Chicago, I provided clinical services to the LGBT community at IHI in New York City, the first LBGT focused treatment and training institute in The United States. I also worked in a residential setting with individuals living with AIDS.  While living on the West Coast, my practice focused on adolescents within the judicial system, as well as psychotherapy with people in the television and motion picture industry.  

In private practice since 2002, I have worked with diverse patient populations and my areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, relationship stressors and conflicts, chronic mental illness, issues arising among those in recovery, and problems resulting from stress and loss.