I am a licensed psychologist and associate at Spiegel Psychological Services (SPS). I completed my doctoral education at Widener University in Chester, PA. During my training I worked in a wide array of clinical settings in the Philadelphia area, including Girard Medical Center, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, and Haverford College. My internship years were spent at Joseph J. Peters Institute, where I treated juvenile sex offenders and victims; and Fairmount Behavioral Health Services, where I administered individual and group psychotherapy to inpatients.
After receiving my doctoral degree, I completed a two-year fellowship at the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department at Haverford College. Students presented for therapy with a multitude of presenting issues, including eating disorders, adjustment disorders, depression, autism, acute anxiety, and recent loss or trauma.
While I have extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults, I have worked with children and adults of all ages at a wide array of clinical settings, including inpatient hospitals, therapeutic classrooms and nurseries, and forensic institutions.
I specialize primarily in administering psychodynamic psychotherapy; however, my philosophy is that the best therapy is that which is most suited to help the individual, so I encourage all of my clients to play an active part in directing the earliest stages of their treatment. To that end, I ensure that my presence in the room is known so the client feels supported and heard.
My treatment specialties include depression, loss, addiction, mood and personality disorders, and trauma. I am also interested in the increasingly prevalent and important field of Internet and technology addictions. I have written several case studies on computer game addictions, which are currently being prepared for publication.In addition to offering individual psychotherapy, I provide couples counseling, family therapy, and groups.
Regardless of your reason for seeking therapy, I believe that cultivating a strong, collaborative relationship with you is integral to your therapeutic success. I use reflective and patient listening to invite every level of emotion into a confidential and trusting environment, in which you should feel supported, accepted, and safe.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (PSPP), Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), and Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists (PSCP).