Education and Training
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. My graduate training included clinical rotations at St. Albans VA Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Long Island University’s Psychological Services Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. I completed my internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital, in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. My fellowship training focused on perinatal mental health issues such as postpartum mood disorders and parent/infant attachment, and I provided consultation services to the Intensive Care Nursery, Maternal Fetal Medicine Department, and the Labor and Delivery Unit at Pennsylvania Hospital.
After completing my fellowship, I opened my private practice and was employed as the Psychological Testing Director at a mental health clinic affiliated with Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. Presently, I offer therapy and psychological testing services at my private practice location.
My pro bono services and volunteer work include the provision of psychological evaluations for asylum seekers through the Human Rights Clinic of HealthRight International and Physicians for Human Rights. In addition to my work as a clinician, I provide consultation, program evaluation, and training services for relief agencies in international settings. I have developed a specialized focus on the relationship between culture and psychology, and I strive to provide care that is both tailored to individual needs and focused on cultural competence.