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License Information 

New York –– 1983 to Present 

District of Columbia –– 1995 "Inactive"

Connecticut ––  2005 to Present

Florida –– 2012 to Present


1990, Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP)

1986, Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work, NYU School of Social Work

1983, MA in Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work

Professional Affiliations

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Clinical Experience 

Full-Time Private Practice, New York, NY, 1989-present

Group Supervision Instructor, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), 2006-2009

Volunteer Group Supervisor, New York, NY, 2000-2004

Supervisor, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) 1999-present

Private Individual Supervision, 1999-present

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Continuing Education

Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative, TZK Seminars, April 11, 2024


Integrating Traumatic Memories: Conceptualization and Clinical Considerations in Evidence-based Approaches to Trauma Processing, TZK Seminars, March 4, 2024


Boundary Issues and Multiple Relationships in the Real World: A Rational Approach, TZK Seminars, February 14, 2024


Introduction to Attachment-Based Family Therapy, TZK Seminars, June 13, 2023


Making Peace With Panic: A Mindful Approach to Understanding and Treating Panic, TZK Seminars, June 8, 2023


Gaslighting in the Spotlight, TZK Seminars, January 14, 2023


Understanding and Treating the Cybersexually Addicted, TZK Seminars, July 10, 2022


Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative, TZK Seminars, July 8, 2022

Awestruck: How the New Science of Awe Can Make Us Happier, Healthier, and More Connected, TZK Seminars, November 22, 2021


Calming The Emotional Storm: Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, TZK Seminars, October 15, 2021

Spirituality in Clinical Social Work, National Association of Social Workers, September 24, 2021


Meeting the (Big) Challenges of “Blended Families”: Rupture and Resilience Up Close and Personal, Ackerman Institute, February 28, 2020

When the Music Stops: Understanding the Unique Contributions of Therapy, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce When Marriage Comes to an End, Ackerman Institute, September 6, 2019

The Heart of Couple Therapy: Key Principles for Enabling Couples to Change, Ackerman Institute, November 30, 2018

Ambiguous Loss and the Myth of Closure, Ackerman Institute, April 6, 2018

DBT Principles and their Application to Treating Couples and Families, Ackerman Institute, February 16, 2018

Love, Secrets, Cybersex, Infidelity, Addiction – and Forgiveness, Ackerman Institute, April 21, 2017

Loving with ADHD, Ackerman Institute, January 13, 2017

Working with Emotions in Clinical Practice, Ackerman Institute, December 4, 2015

Between Pink & Blue Combining Affirmative and Research Based Approaches to Gender Expansive and Transgender (GET) Youth and Their Families, Ackerman Institute, November 20, 2015

Learning to Listen to Men’s Sexual Narrative in Treatment, Ackerman Institute, October 23, 2015

Emotional Overreaction in Couples, Ackerman Institute, May 29, 2015

Love, Secrets, Cybersex, Infidelity, Addiction- and Forgiveness?, Ackerman Institute, May 16, 2014

Ten Things Therapists Need to Know about Sex- and Why, Ackerman Institute, May 9, 2014

Secrets in Families and Family Therapy Ackerman Institute, Ackerman Institute, May 17, 2013

Sexual Intelligence: Cybersex, Kinky Sex, Pornography and Sex Addiction, Ackerman Institute, May 10, 2013

Facilitating Resilience in Couples Therapy: A Neurobiological-Relational Approach,Ackerman Institute, May 3, 2013

Love and its Discontents: A Neurobiological-Relational Approach to Couple Therapy, Ackerman Institute, June 8, 2012

Therapy with Couples: Working with Power and Privilege, Ackerman Institute, November 11, 2011

From Analytic Delinquency to Boundary Violation: A Clinical Workshop, Division 39 Conference, April 13, 2011

The Multiple Aspects of Multiplicity: From Traumatic Dissociation to a Normative Model of Mind, Division 39 Conference, April 13, 2011

Models of Marriage and Attachment Ideal of Affairs: A Systemic-Attachment Position, Ackerman Institute, April 8, 2011

Do Not Ask Me to Forgive you! A Radical Approach to Healing Interpersonal Wounds, Ackerman Institute, February 25, 2011

Bodies: What exactly are these bodies that we are trying to live in?, William Alanson White Institute, May, 2010

Facilitating Relational Empowerment in Couples Therapy, Ackerman Institute, April 30, 2010

Money Matters: The Collapse of Consciousness, William Alanson White Institute, March, 2010

EDCAS One-Year Course: Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions, William Alanson White Institute, September 2008 – June 2009

Ethics in Psychoanalysis: Philosophical Foundations, Clinical Ramifications, Division 39 Annual Spring Meeting, April 9, 2008

Knowing Not Knowing & Sort of Knowing: Psychoanalysis and the Experience of Uncertainty, Division 39 Annual Spring Meeting, Waldorf Astoria, April 10– 13, 2008

Current Perspectives in American Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute, June, 2007

Couples Therapy for the Psychoanalyst, William Alanson White Institute, March, 2007

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