I have been working in the mental health field for two decades. With a Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, I discovered that I also had an interest in clinical work. This led me to earn my Doctor of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Since that time, I have worked in correctional settings, hospitals, and in private practice helping others find the best version of themselves. Through psychotherapy, I have watched adults and adolescents overcome great challenges in their lives and find self-empowerment.
In 2001, I was trained in the area of Mindfulness and continued my education (and practice) in this area. While this has been a personal practice and shared with patients, I have also developed mindfulness workshops with a general focus, as well as more specific focuses on mindful eating and mindful workplace environments.
I have also continued to work in the field of forensic psychology by providing evaluations and testimony in over 100 cases throughout the State of New York. These have included both criminal and civil cases, with a special interest in not responsible for criminal conduct by reason of mental disease or defect, competency, diminished capacity, and risk assessment.