I have been engaged in the practice of individual and couples psychotherapy in Silver Spring for 30 years. My theoretical orientation is contemporary psychodynamic. I participate regularly in ongoing training – with experts and in peer consultation groups — in self and relational psychotherapy, and in the integration of neuropsychological research findings in psychotherapy practice. I am Director Emeritus of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C.
I received my Ph.D. in Psychology in 1986 from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. My pre-doctoral clinical internship was at the Harvard University-affiliated Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston and I served one year in post-doctoral Group Training at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington. I was employed as a psychologist in the public mental health system in the District for four years, during which I supervised psychology interns, and then opened my solo private practice in 1990.
I also have a Graduate Certificate from George Washington University in Organizational Diagnosis and Change.