My credentials comprise my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Buffalo in 2005 and my work or training in each of the contexts below. I started providing psychotherapy in 1996.
Online Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, & Personal Growth
- Private practice as a licensed psychologist, Pittsburgh, PA
- Duquesne University Counseling Center, Pittsburgh, PA
- University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center, Pittsburgh, PA
- Jewish Family Services, Buffalo, NY
- VA Hospital, Partial Hospital Program, Buffalo, NY
- University of Buffalo Counseling Center, Buffalo, NY
- Erie County Medical Center, Dept. of Neurology, Buffalo, NY
- SUNY at Buffalo, Center for Anxiety Research, Buffalo, NY
I grew up in a loving and complex family with plenty of conflict. Some of that conflict was obvious, but much of it was less so. I was curious about it all. Throughout my later childhood, my mother lived on the West Coast, while my father and step mother lived on the East Coast. For a long time, I felt torn by the differences among people including my parents, myself, and my siblings. At some point, however, it crystallized for me that beneath all differences there is an unbreakable commonality that I deeply revere. It was then that I realized that differences are only what make things interesting.
Amidst that context, I obtained my BA in Biology from Cornell University in 1989 and went to work immediately thereafter for General Electric's Global Research facility in Niskayauna, NY. At GE, I cloned a certain gene and presented my results to the Biological Sciences Division. I also co-authored an article on biosynthetic methods in Biotechnology Progress. Soon, however, I changed paths to pursue my PhD in counseling psychology. I moved to Pittsburgh in the Spring of 2000 to complete my doctoral training and to forge a private practice there as a licensed psychologist.
In the Summer of 2014, I moved to Madison Wisconsin and switched to doing psychotherapy and life coaching using an exclusively online therapy model. This model allows me to consult with my clients wherever they reside!
Much gratitude to all who have helped me along the way.
I simply assume that people are worthy of my respect and compassion. We all want to move away from depression, anxiety, and suffering and toward joy, meaning, and self-actualization. If your concerns fit within the scope of my practice, and I have appointments available, then I would be pleased to work with you.