About Me

In my 20+ years as a practicing licensed psychologist, I have provided a full range of psychological services including psychotherapy, psychological assessment, consultation, supervision, and training on topics related to child development, general psychology, and the therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people throughout the lifespan, from early childhood to older adulthood. I have taught courses as an adjunct faculty member at Ithaca College and conducted targeted trainings for individuals providing direct care to children and adolescents.

Professional Credentials

  • New York State License to Practice Psychology #013345- Granted 1/27/1998
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia, 1996
  • Predoctoral Internship, SUNY Health Sciences, Syracuse, 1996
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center, Charlottesville, VA 1997
  • BA in English, Princeton University, 1984

How I Work
My perspective on psychological assessment is influenced by my training in individual dynamics, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, attachment theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I believe that people demonstrate competence as a result of both our individual qualities  and our experiences.  Together these two factors help us navigate the present day-to-day challenges we encounter at work, at home, and in educational settings.  A psychological assessment can help to 1) highlight individual characteristics, including strengths and challenges, 2) understand the relationship between those personal characteristics and the demands of daily living, and 3) assist us to harness our strengths and address our challenges so we can master and overcome the struggles that we may be facing in our everyday life.

Personal Statement:
It can be a frustrating and challenging process to struggle in some way at home, at work, or at school.  As a psychologist, it is my goal to help you and your child to identify the factors that may be contributing to those struggles and to provide you with suggestions for how to move forward to address these challenges.  I look forward to the opportunity to consult with you and to be a part of the process of personal growth and development.  I work from a compassionate strength-based model to help you identify the resources and personal characteristics that will best assist you at this time in your life.  I hope to provide for you a thorough and accurate assessment that will help you as you move forward in effective planning for treatments and interventions so that you can achieve the goals you have for your life.

It has been my pleasure and privilege as a practicing psychologist to stay abreast of the standards of care for assessment and treatment, and to share my experience and expertise with the people I serve.   I look forward to meeting you and to the opportunity to support your educational and therapeutic progress.