My work as a clinical psychologist continually challenges me to expand my knowledge and understanding of people. I admire the diversity, perseverance, and resilience of the children, adolescents, and adults with whom I am privileged to work.
I evaluate and treat people of all ages who have anxiety, obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorders, eating disorders, autism, and many other conditions. A top priority of mine when beginning any treatment program is establishing a compassionate and supportive relationship with all of my patients and their families.
My approach is active, collaborative, and results driven. I work hard to teach my patients active problem-solving and skill building based on a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) framework. Through this process, people develop the tools they need to overcome their anxiety, depression, and fears, so that they can return to leading healthy, satisfying, and productive lives.
At the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, I coordinate treatment programs and groups, including intensive therapy for anxiety disorders and obsessive–compulsive disorder, CBT for children and adolescents with social anxiety, and educational workshops for parents of anxious children. I am also a senior psychologist for the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical Service at the Child Study Center, where, in addition to tics and Tourette’s disorder, we also evaluate and treat people for trichotillomania.
Additionally, I teach undergraduate students at NYU and predoctoral psychology interns, postdoctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, and psychiatry fellows at NYU School of Medicine. In 2013 and 2014, I received the Outstanding Faculty Award during my tenure as a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and in 2016, I was named Teacher of the Year by NYU Langone and Bellevue Hospital Center psychology trainees.
Conditions and Treatments
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Education and Training
- PhD from Columbia University, 2011
Locations and Appointments
- United Health Care Options PPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
- United Healthcare Choice (NYU Langone Health Employees)
Research My Research
child anxiety disorders, dissemination, school-based mental health interventions
Current psychiatry reviews. 2016; 12(1):29-36
Cognitive and behavioral interventions in the schools : integrating theory and research into practice. New York : Springer, 2015. p.221-248. (1446492)
Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions
Cognitive and behavioral interventions in the schools : integrating theory and research into practice. New York : Springer, 2015. p.249-286. (1446502)