Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a scientifically tested form of psychotherapy that is effective for many different disorders and problems. In contrast to many forms of therapy, CBT is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills.

Dialetical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Family Systems Theory

The family systems theory is a theory introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen that suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the family is an emotional unit.

Specialities

The children and teens I treat are struggling with anxiety, depression and learning difficulties. These issues intertwine and affect each other. My patients typically experience conflicts within their family system and may have behavioral challenges that impact home life, school and social experiences.

In session we learn to understand difficult emotions and develop effective coping skills. I include family work as part of treatment. We schedule family sessions periodically to discuss issues impacting the family unit. I coordinate and consult with schools regarding placement and programming .

Results matter.  Training matters.  I work at New York Presbyterian Hospital in the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric units as well as in private practice. My hospital work provides me with learning opportunities that keep my practice cutting edge in the field.

"You have truly made a difference in my son’s life. I’ve always been the optimist and reassured him, and throughout this whole time he’s now the optimist reassuring me. You have instilled in him the confidence he had lost and I’m eternally grateful and thankful for having you in our lives."