Making Comforting Connections

The most effective forms of transformation are associated with thinking more positively. Only through maintaining a calm body are you then able to really receive change.


I graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1989 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. After completing my APA approved Internship, I did specialty training in trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction at The New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Center. Following my graduation from Fellowship I stayed on as a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College and Professional Associate (Psychology) at The New York Hospital. I continued to teach and supervise Psychology and Psychiatric trainees for over 20 years.

In 1991 I started a private practice in Fairfield County, Connecticut. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Connecticut, I also became licensed in New York. In 1994 I began my clinical practice in Westchester. I have been an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College since 2013.


My interest in Neuroscience and evidenced based treatment for trauma led me to expand my clinical training on resiliency building. In order to focus on mind-body wellness I initially studied with Yoganand Michael Carroll at The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Healing in 2016. I learned about the neurobiologic benefits of yoga and continued in the Pranakriya traditition and obtained my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Pranakriya School of Yoga and Healing Arts.

I am registered with the Yoga Alliance and completed my Trauma Informed Training through Exhale to Inhale. I feel privileged to bring the healing practice of trauma-informed yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as a teacher for Exhale to Inhale. I also offer private virtual livestream yoga classes and guided meditations.