I attained my B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. I earned my Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I then completed the University of Rochester’s Adult Psychology Internship Program, and received a Post Doctorate Degree at the Center for the Prevention and Study of Suicide also at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry. I have trained extensively as a psychotherapist, and throughout my academic and research career, my focus has been the relation of personality to more severe emotional and behavioral problems.
I have 21 years of experience as a individual outpatient therapist and inpatient treatment staff, as well as extensive research experience. I have authored/co-authored over 12 articles/chapters in my area of specialty: adult personality and it’s relation to severe emotional and behavioral problems. I am well versed in the science and practice of psychology. I have taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology as well as supervised Psychology Interns and Psychiatry Residents while Co-Director of the University of Rochester’s Adult Psychology Internship Program.
I am a certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist and Group Psychotherapist, and am trained in; Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Anxiety Disorders and Depression, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My orientation to therapy, and the field as a whole, is Client-Centered, Integrative, and pragmatic. I am a licensed New York State Psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association and its’ Division of Clinical Psychologist as well as our local Genesee Valley Psychological Association. I am originally from the New York Metropolitan area, and live in the Rochester area with my family.
Areas of Special Interest:
- Depressive Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders (including PTSD)
- Personality Disorders
- Interpersonal Problems