At The Center for Well Being, we treat youth ranging from 2-21 years in age with a primary focus on complex emotional, social and familial issues utilizing evidence-based interventions and dynamically-oriented modalities. We also support adults and couples who want to grow in their personal and professional relationships utilizing an “ecological” approach to therapy. At The Center, we believe that family, peers, school and other systems that involve the client are relevant and important to diagnosis and treatment. We believe treating the whole system is integral to optimal functioning. We are equipped to support the entire family system through a specialized wrap-around model where The Center staff can be treating various concerns collectively.
I have extensive training in pediatric and familial behavioral and emotional concerns. I pull from a variety of treatment philosophies and do not adhere to a rigid form of style or practice. More importantly, treatment goals are met by being present in the moment with the client. And I wholeheartedly believe that the modality or the framework needs to be fluid, as is the human spirit. Therefore, treatment may include CBT, psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, mindfulness based meditation, and more! I work through the entire developmental span beginning with children as young as 2 through adulthood.
I am a licensed psychologist (PSY 23268) and a nationally certified school psychologist. I am also Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology, in the sub-specialty of School Psychology. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology and Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University. My Masters, Educational Specialist, and Doctorate degrees are from the University of South Florida in School Psychology with a primary focus on child and adolescent mental health issues. I completed two years of advanced clinical training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. I have also completed a one-year certification program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy focusing on adult issues at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.