My Story

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.

Meanwhile I’ve been fortunate enough to find my own sublime joy, not only at work, but in the loving and endlessly mischievous presence of these two goofs:

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