Training & Experience


After an earlier professional life in teaching, writing, and editing, my curiosity about what makes us who we are, prompted me to pursue a graduate degree in social work.

I went on to other certificate programs following my interests—in Childhood Trauma, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Adults, PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Treatment) and a six-year program in psychoanalysis.

I continue to participate in several study groups and to teach and supervise.


  • Therapy for Adoptive families
  • Psychodynamic therapy, Chicago
  • Clinical service and administration for children and families, Westchester County
  • Mental health consultant for a number of pre-schools and daycare centers, helping children, families and staff address problems that interfered with healthy functioning
  • Private practice, since 2007