I’m a licensed psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and yoga and meditation teacher, specializing in the mind-body connection. I was a dancer for many years, and began practicing yoga in 2004 alongside my studies in psychology. Born out of my interest in human behavior and movement, I recognize yoga and psychotherapy as tools for personal growth and emotional well-being.
I have received extensive education and training in psychotherapy and contemporary psychoanalysis. I completed my BA in psychology at Hunter College and received my MSW from NYU. I also completed a 4 year post graduate training in contemporary psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, where I received the Educators Award for outstanding scholarly contribution. In addition, I received a DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) training from Behavioral Tech.
Prior to private practice my experience included providing individual and couples psychotherapy at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies outpatient clinic, individual and group psychotherapy at CSEDNY outpatient substance abuse clinic, and group therapy at Lenox Hill inpatient Psych unit. I’ve also worked as a research assistant at the NYU Child Study Center, Colombia University Medical Center, and Yale University Psychology Department.
I completed my yoga teacher training at Yoga Works, and later studied Trauma Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri. For the past decade I have been teaching classes, workshops, and retreats in NY and internationally. I currently lead yoga and meditation workshops and retreats worldwide and teach specialized workshops on yoga for emotional wellbeing and trauma relief for mental health practitioners, yoga teachers, and yoga students. I also provide consultation and supervision for therapists on how to incorporate mindfulness and somatic work into their practices.