Education and Training

I graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994.  I completed a year of Internship and year of Psychiatry residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.   I  Completed my Psychiatry residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  I spent twelve months during the fourth year of my residency concentrating on Psychosomatic Medicine at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church,  Virginia.  I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  I hold Board Certification in General  Psychiatry with subspecialty certification in Psychosomatic Medicine.  While I am available for psychiatric consultation and medication management, I  am currently focused on developing my psychotherapy practice.   During my residency I had formal training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, short term and long term psychotherapy along with cognitive behavioral therapy.  While I find most of the therapies I learned to be quite helpful to patients,  my deepest  interest lies in long term psychodynamic psychotherapy.    Since my residency,  I have gained experience from doing psychotherapy  in my private practice.  I am currently involved with other local therapists in supervision groups and training seminars.