I am a New York State licensed clinical social worker with experience working with individuals (12 years and older), couples and families.
I also work with creative professionals in the advertising, marketing
and tech worlds to prevent burnout, increase job satisfaction and
enhance personal relationships. I received my Master’s Degree in
Social Work from Adelphi University and my Bachelor's Degree from
The Evergreen State College. I am a life coach with training in the
Mentor Coach program. I am also trained in Relational Psychoanalysis through the Stephen Mitchell Center in New York City and in Heart-
Centered Hypnotherapy through the Wellness Institute. I
 am a member
of the Dutchess County Mental Hygiene Board and chair the Chemical
Dependency Subcommittee. I also work as a mental health evaluator 
in the Psychiatric Emergency Room at HealthAlliance Hospital in
Kingston, NY.



I was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived there most of my life. I had several
exciting careers before training to become a counselor and therapist.
I worked for many years in advertising as a writer and creative director.
I've also been a photographer and entrepreneur. I am the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to produce an oral history
of my childhood neighborhood of Brighton Beach. My photos appear in
The Soviet Jewish Americans and Jews of Brooklyn. My photographs of Newburgh NY were recently published in the Guardian. I am also the founder of Abandoned Hudson Valley.  


I believe passionately in the power of creativity to express what can be difficult to express, and our work together will be informed by this belief.

In any given session we may move from psychology and neurobiology to poetry and hip hop... No subject is off limits! I love doing this work and
very much look forward to the pleasure of working with new clients 
from diverse backgrounds.



Feel free to have a peek at my photography by visiting




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