Professional Experience

NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center
Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
Director of Adult Outpatient Group Psychotherapy Program
Senior Psychologist
As the director of the outpatient group psychotherapy program, I assessed and reorganized the program to include time-limited and evidence based treatments for our clients.  This included writing and facilitating staff in creating group protocols for our program and providing regular supervision/training for staff.  I additionally regularly monitored and assessed the effectiveness of the group psychotherapy services and facilitated staff in making adjustments accordingly.
As a senior psychologist, I provided evaluations, individual psychotherapy, collateral sessions with family members, and group psychotherapy to a diverse population presenting with a wide range of concerns. Groups I facilitated included men’s and women’s groups for individuals coping with serious and/or chronic medical issues, CBT for Anxiety, and an emotion regulation group.  I additionally provided clinical supervision and training to psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and clinical staff. I also led a weekly multidisciplinary team.
Jacobi Medical Center
Continuing Day Treatment/MICA Services
I provided individual psychotherapy and extensive group psychotherapy to individuals with serious and/or chronic mental illnesses.  I was additionally the primary coordinator of the substance abuse services within the program and facilitated in shifting the program from an abstinence based to harm reduction based model.  I also provided clinical supervision to psychology externs and interns.