Evidenced-Based, Culturally Competent PsychoTherapy

I am a clinical psychologist who is a therapist in private practice and a professor at NYU.  I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, which differs from other traditional psychotherapies in that it is more structured, goal-directed, and skills based.  CBT has been shown consistently in research to be highly effective in helping individuals manage stress, improve mood, and achieve greater personal success.  I also have training in integrating meditation and mindfulness into therapy, as more and more studies are being published to confirm the benefits of these types of practices.  This is especially true in a city as busy and stimulating as New York.  On a larger scale, I am passionate about destigmatizing mental health difficulties and demystifying the process of accessing and receiving mental health treatment.

I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU in their Department of Applied Psychology. I have previously taught and/or supervised graduate students at Columbia University, the New School for Social Research, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Pace University, and the Wright Institute.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2-year-old daughter, weightlifting, complaining about UCLA sports, listening to hip hop, and reminiscing about California beaches and tacos. 

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Education

University of California, San Francisco Postdoctoral Training

George Washington University Doctorate in Psychology

New York University/Bellevue Hospital Pre-doctoral Internship

University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science Minor in Applied Developmental Psychology