Frequently Asked Questions
I completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in educational psychology, and a graduate certification program in school psychology, before completing my doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Afterwards, I completed a post-doctoral master’s in science in clinical psychopharmacology. This is all a bit surprising given I almost didn’t graduate high school. I didn’t always like school but I always loved to learn. I also have over 20 years of experience in providing psychotherapy, supervising emerging clinicians, developing & managing social service programs, and in senior executive management.
While my academic training focused on psychodynamic theories of development and treatment, I embrace customized use of: cognitive behavioral therapy, object relations, dialectical behavioral therapy, and imago therapy. I am also influenced by relational therapy, mindfulness and eastern concepts of promoting wellness.
Weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings, and Saturdays when needed.
Initial sessions are between 60-90 minutes, ongoing sessions are 45-50 minutes.
I accept Medicare Part B with or without secondary insurance. Otherwise, clients opt to use their insurance plan’s out-of-network benefits. To ensure that we drive the direction of our work – not a bureaucratic insurance company – I am not contracted with any HMOs.
If you plan to use a federal Medicare Part B plan, the fees are determined by our government, and change from year to year. Otherwise, while I do have a standard fee, with the application of structured criteria I also make every effort to ensure that your ability to pay doesn’t keep you from receiving treatment. When you call we can discuss fees in more detail.
Simply call me at 954-895-1022 or go to Contact link in upper menu and send me an email through the available template.
It is customary to provide 24 hours’ notice to cancel a scheduled appointment to avoid a late cancellation fee, which will be waived for last-minute emergencies that are beyond one’s control.
I find it most gratifying to work with teenagers, young adults, and adults across a broad spectrum of age and development.
Absolutely, diversity enriches our collective community and society. I prioritize providing culturally competent services across race, ethnicity and culture.
I sure do! I am dedicated to working with diverse communities and I have more than 20 years of experience working with members of the LGBTQIA community including almost 12 years working at non-profit social service organizations that primarily, but not exclusively, served members of the LGBTQIA communities.
Definitely! I have been working with the HIV community for the past 25 years and spent 6-1/2 years at the first social service organization (GMHC) to serve the HIV positive and high risk communities. I also worked more than 15 years in community hospitals where I engaged with patients with a full range of medical conditions and complications.
Absolutely! And, I ensure that my offices are accessible to all.
My primary goal is to work myself out of a job. The work will be guided by what is most important for you to accomplish and achieve. By building a strong therapeutic relationship with a foundation of trust, respect, empathy, listening, directness and support, your goals and objectives can be realized.