My experience as a Clinical Psychologist for over 35 years has given me a comprehensive understanding of general psychotherapeutic techniques, as well as expertise in several areas of specialization. This has included work in inpatient, outpatient, college counseling and medical settings along with research and supervision. My early training was influenced by both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, as well as a two-year post-graduate program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. These varied approaches, along with training in family and group therapy, have given me an appreciation of the need for flexibility and a careful assessment of each individual's unique needs. I also have an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. My background includes:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University
  • Director of Psychology and Coordinator of Psychological Services for wellness and obesity treatment - St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, treating obesity, eating disorders, medical concerns.
  • Director of Group Therapy and Senior Psychologist - Renfrew Center, Philadelphia, Pa., treating women with eating disorders.
  • Psychologist - Parent Resource Center, Wyncote, Pa., treating families of young children.
  • Director of Psychological Services - Pelvic Floor Institute, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., treating women with interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Professional Affiliations:


American Psychological Association

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Philadelphia Society for Clinical Psychology

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

National Association for Gifted Children

Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education



For information about my approach to psychotherapy, see the following link.


If you are interested in my curriculum vitae, it can be found here.
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