I provide psychotherapy through a faculty practice at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. I see children, youth, adults, and families across the age range and for a variety of issues. You can learn more about my practice by visiting psychologytoday.com, goodtherapy.org or by contacting me directly.
317 E 17th Street
Fierman Hall, 5th floor, Office 06
New York, NY 10003
Once you enter Fierman Hall, sign in with the security guard. Take the elevator to the 5th floor. Take a left, then go into the hallway on your right. Walk down the hall and my office is tucked away on the left, next to the bathroom (my sign might say I’m Dr. “Poop with Pineapples”, as one of my young patients insists).
If my door is closed, you can wait in the small waiting room by the elevator.
For my day job, I serve as the Director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I supervise and teach psychiatry residents and psychology interns in trauma-informed treatment. I am helping Mount Sinai Hospital develop a resilience-based pediatric cardiac Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Unit. The Center is currently funded through a variety of grants and contracts:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's “Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families” service grant, through which we are creating trauma-informed substance abuse groups for adolescents treated through the Child and Family Institute at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s.
The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative out of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, through which we are helping to evaluate newly formed Crime Victims Treatment Centers for young men of color and the transgender population.
The Office of Victims of Crime in the US Department of Justice under the “Supporting Male Survivors of Violence” program, through which we evaluate the Center for Court Innovation’s Make It Happen program for young men of color.
The National Institute of Mental Health for Dr. Yoko Nomura’s research examining the epigenetic impact of prenatal stress on offspring neurodevelopment, particularly the impact of Superstorm Sandy.
I provide training on trauma-informed engagement throughout NYC and across the country. See the training page for a list of current and past trainings.
Curriculum Vita Highlights
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Post-Doctoral Research/Clinical Fellow, Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School, 2005 (Funded through the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants, Sackler Scholarship at Harvard University, and Livingston Award at Harvard Medical School)
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2003
BA in Psychology and Religious Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI.