THERAPY THAT WORKS;
A THERAPIST WHO CARES.
What makes psychotherapy good therapy?
What makes a therapist a great therapist?
It's an understanding of your needs and a commitment to provide reliable, effective help.
It's a scientific approach to people's problems and a knowledge of state-of-the-art interventions.
It's a commitment to results.
I base my work on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy as informed by cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Whenever possible I use methods that have been proven to work in repeated clinical trials endorsed by the NIH.
My goal is to reduce a patient's suffering as quickly as possible, to set them back on their feet and get them functioning again.
Please note: I now work exclusively in Lynbrook.
I have an uncommon background, compared to most people who provide psychotherapy. It's part of what's made me who I am: what I bring to the table.
Psychotherapy is my second career. After graduating from Columbia with a BA in Biology and Psychology in 1977, I worked for twenty years in the computer industry. Among other things, I was part of the team that developed the world's first medical MRI machine, the FONAR QED-80. I've also written three science-based educational computer games and I've been a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's advanced technology team. To top it off, I worked in steel mill automation, and worked in pattern recognition research for a national defense contractor.
What did I learn from this career?
I learned to be practical. I learned that engineering either worked or it didn't. I learned to evaluate scientific research and put it to use. I learned the value of a new perspective on a difficult problem.
I learned that people are much more interesting than machines.