I received a doctorate in clinical psychology from The George Washington University and semicha from Yeshiva University’s RIETS. My graduate training included clinical work and research among diverse populations, with a special emphasis on various aspects of trauma symptoms and treatment. I also trained at top facilities, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Veterans Affairs medical centers in Washington, DC and Long Beach, CA. I also was part of internationally renowned trauma research teams in Boston (under Dr. Brett Litz) and in Israel (under Dr. Rachel Dekel).
In my clinical practice, I use various evidence-based approaches to help clients achieve their goals. I have worked extensively with individuals and couples experiencing wide ranging challenges, including various forms of anxiety, depressive symptoms, relationship conflict, grief, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, and difficulties with life transitions. I currently have a private practice in Israel, and I also practice with The Pinnacle Center in Maryland.
In addition to clinical work, I also continue with a number of other roles. I serve as a research consultant for Lamdenu, a non-profit organization focusing on child abuse prevention. I also write a monthly parenting column for the OU’s weekly publication, Torah Tidbits.
I have also had the benefit to offer lectures to diverse audiences, including mental health professionals, Rabbis and religious leaders, students, and community-members, on a wide variety of topics in psychology and Torah. I have authored or co-authored articles and chapters published in top peer-reviewed scientific and Jewish-interest journals, and I recently published a book, Talmud on the Mind, exploring Chazal and practical psychology to lead a better life.
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