EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Psychodynamic Couples and Family Institute of New England, Newton, MA
2 year Training Certificate in Couples Therapy, 2017

Boston University, Boston, MA
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 1997
M.A. in Psychology, 1989

Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
Internship in Psychology, 1992 – 1994

University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
B.A. in Psychology
B.S. in Biological Sciences
-Recipient of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Graduate Study Scholarship
-Founder and President of the Psychological Society of Irvine
-Vice-President of AED Pre-Medical Honor Society

ACCREDITATIONS
Board of Psychology, Boston, MA
Licensed Psychologist & Certified Health Service Provider, 1999
Massachusetts license #7600

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practice
Licensed Psychologist, 1999 – present
-Conduct evaluation & treatment of outpatients in individual, couples & family therapy

Boston Evening Therapy Associates, Brookline, MA
Licensed Psychologist, 2014 – 2018
-Conduct evaluation & treatment of outpatients in individual, couples & family therapy

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Licensed Psychologist, 2013 – 2015
-Conducted evaluation & treatment of university students in individual & couples therapy

International Alliance, Boston, MA
Founder and Director, 1996 – 2002
-Coordinated multi-lingual referral network of 40+ clinicians offering consulting & psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples, families, groups, schools and courts in 16 languages

Whittier Street Health Center, Boston, MA
Clinical Supervisor & Consultant, 1998 – 2000
-Provided clinical supervision to mental health staff
-Participated in clinical and utilization review of cases
-Consulted around program development, fundraising and community relations

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Staff Practice Clinician, 1994 – 1997
-Conducted evaluation & treatment of outpatients in individual and couples therapy
-Co-led a psychotherapy group for outpatients with a history of psychiatric hospitalization

New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Psychology Trainee, 1991 – 1992
-Conducted evaluation & treatment of outpatients in individual and couples therapy
-Conducted psychodiagnostic testing of inpatients

Danielsen Institute, Boston, MA
Psychology Fellow, 1990 – 1991
-Conducted evaluation & treatment of outpatients in individual psychotherapy
-Co-led a psychodynamic group for adults with interpersonal & professional adjustment issues

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

“Attachment Style, Personality Characteristics & Social Support as Predictors of Intercultural Adjustment”
Boston University, Boston, MA
Primary Investigator, 1995 – 1996
-Designed and implemented a study exploring the role of attachment-related factors in predicting social, emotional and academic adjustment
-Applied findings to the development of supportive and educational programs

“Resiliency in Troubled Adolescents”
Boston University, Boston, MA
Research Assistant, 1988 – 1989
-Data analysis of factors that account for resiliency in a group of 400 troubled adolescents

“Character Development in College Students”
University of California Irvine
Research Assistant, 1987 – 1988
-Data coding & analysis of a longitudinal study of character development
-Edited several chapters of a book written on the evolution of the character styles observed among the subjects

INVITED ADDRESSES

In-service presentation for counseling center staff about dealing with clients’ adjustment issues
Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA  
Danielsen Institute, Boston, MA
Boston University Counseling Center, Boston, MA 
Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Training seminar for international MBA & undergraduate students related to adjusting to a new environment
Babson College, Babson Park, MA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Psychological Association (APA) member since 1989
Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA) member since 1997
Psychodynamic Couples & Family Institute of New England (PCFINE) member since 2015
Families in Global Transition (FIGT) member since 2011

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Discussion Salon, Nov 2011 – present
Founder and Host
-Organizer for a monthly discussion salon, exploring Art, Science, Politics, Health, Psychology, Sociology & Philosophy