After a brief stint as an opera singer in training at the New England Conservatory, I realized I would never be satisfied with stirring up momentary visions of the noble and sublime in a passive audience. Rather, I wanted to stir up whatever it was people needed in order to generate such visions for themselves, and to realize them in action.
Toward this end, I double-majored in psychology and philosophy at Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in 2008. I completed my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia (UVA), and my clinical psychology internship/residency training at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. I then completed 2 years of postdoctoral training at Boston University, where I continued developing my research program and providing cognitive-behavioral therapy to anxious and depressed adults at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD).
Today, as a professor and licensed psychologist in NYC, I am happily living out my own long-held vision: to unite art, science, philosophy, teaching, and practice in the common aim of helping people become their noblest, most sublimely joyful selves.