A Little About Me
Professionally trained in the Northeast, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1991 from the State University of New York at Albany. I received one Master’s Degree in General Psychology from Boston University in 1992 and another Master’s Degree in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Yeshiva University in New York City in 1996. I went on to earn my doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1998.
Beginning in graduate school, my chosen specialization was neuropsychological, psychological, and psycho-educational assessments of children and adolescents. I have worked in a variety of settings including major hospitals, schools, mental health clinics, and law enforcement agencies performing evaluations. My particular interest was the administration of neuropsychological test batteries to children and adolescents. I worked in a medical rehabilitation setting for internship and under a board certified neuropsychologist during my post-doctoral fellowship year.
- I interned at New York University Medical Center - Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine where I provided neuropsychological assessments, cognitive remediation, and counseling for children, adolescents, and adults suffering from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and other medical conditions.
- As a post-doctoral fellow at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Medical Center for two years, I specialized in the neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children and adolescents with a wide range of conditions, including learning disabilities, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorders, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, and schizophrenia.
- After my fellowship ended, I continued on as a consulting pediatric psychologist with New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, as well as a psychologist for the New York City Police Department where I performed law enforcement evaluations and trauma debriefings (most in the wake of 9/11) until I relocated to Seattle, Washington.
Since arriving in Seattle, I have continued with my chosen profession within a private practice setting. I have also worked as a school psychologist for a nearby school district and furthered my professional development in the areas of child development, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, anxiety, and sensory processing disorders, as well as parent training and behavior programs for highly oppositional and conduct disordered children.