Wild Flowers

Alone we can do so little;
together we can 
do so much.
                                  -
Helen Keller

Parenting can be hard. Let me help.

Research-based guidance, support, and practical strategies for navigating the challenges of parenting 

(All services provided throughout New York State via confidential, HIPAA-compliant technology)

Parent Consultation and Support

Parent Therapy

Professional Mental Health Consultation

Record Review

 
ABOUT ME

I am a licensed psychologist and my work is centered around the core belief that helping parents and caregivers feel empowered and supported is one of the most impactful things we can do to benefit our children. Well-being and mental health should always be considered holistically and within the context of one’s family unit, and larger social network and community. There is no one right way to parent or raise a family. While there are research-supported general principals, the best way to apply these is completely dependent on the individual needs of your child in combination with your family’s unique values and lifestyle. Also, good parenting is not about perfection. Life is messy and complicated and everyone screws up and has situations where they wish they had acted (or reacted) differently.  Instead, solid parenting is more about providing a consistent and loving environment where expectations are clear and mistakes are handled with an eye towards teaching and development. My work helps parents figure out the best way to consider and apply these general guidelines to their lives and families.

 

In my practice, I work primarily with parents and caregivers by providing consultation, therapy and support, and education. With my specialized background in child & adolescent development and mental health, my work provides parents with an integrative experience that blends empirically-supported therapeutic methods with practical strategies. Together, we work to address problems, manage challenges, and develop tools so that clients feel more competent, content, and effective in this area of their lives. We can also help you nurture your kids' capacity to navigate difficult situations and become resilient, independent problem-solvers who are equipped to handle problems and succeed in the outside world. All services are conducted via confidential telehealth to clients throughout New York State.

EXPERIENCE

My professional background includes both research and direct practice in a variety of settings that includes clinics, hospitals, and schools. I have both academic and hands-on expertise that give me the ability to integrate empirical and practical knowledge to address your needs in a flexible, comprehensive manner.

SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Parent therapy, support, and consultation

  • Child & adolescent development and mental health

  • Adjustment difficulties relating to transition or grief

  • Stress and trauma

  • Resiliency and Coping

  • Behavior change

  • Risk assessment and crisis intervention

EDUCATION
  • New York University, September 2008

    • Ph.D. School Psychology

  • Cornell University, June 2000

    • B.S. Human Development and Family Studies

  • New York State License #018155
 

CONTACT ME

Contact me to schedule a free 15 minute initial consultation, during which we can collaboratively determine whether my skills and services are a good fit for your current difficulties or concerns. 

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

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