I am a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, in Washington DC (technically, Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Friendship Heights, steps from the DC border).
People seek me out for help with anxiety, depression, workplace dissatisfaction, relationship difficulties and an array of other concerns. I work best with people who want to deepen their understanding of themselves. Professionally, my practice is weighted heavily toward attorneys, academicians, physicians, mental health professionals, entrepreneurs and students (ranging from doctoral students to middle school students).
Also, I see people with a wide array of professional backgrounds and interests, including some who are pursuing paths off-the-beaten-track as well as those who are in the process of attempting to find their passions.
In addition to providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to laypeople, I am a Board Certified Psychoanalyst and a Supervising and Training Analyst. This means that I have been appointed to provide psychoanalysis and supervision to Psychoanalysts-in-Training. Also, I supervise licensed psychotherapists, and psychoanalysts, in my private practice.
Beyond this, reflecting the vibrant fabric of Washington DC’s cosmopolitan and international community, I see people from all over the U.S. and from all over the world, representing all races and creeds. I value this diversity and recognize the important role that culture may play.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Executive & Career Coach and a Clinical Supervisor. My office is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1/2 block from Washington, DC, border (Friendship Heights metro, Red Line).
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I am very active in providing psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis. However, I also devote a substantial part of my practice to providing clinical supervision and consultation. As a Training and Supervising Analyst, I am approved to provide supervision to psychoanalysts-in-training. As an adjuvant to this, I provide clinical consultation to graduate psychoanalysts wishing to deepen their analytic skills and to more fully develop their analytic practices. I supervise (aka as providing consultation) licensed psychotherapists at each stage in their journey. This has been a longstanding interest of mine, and I greatly enjoy it. Similarly, for decades, I have taught at the University level.
I’ve been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University since 1999, serving in both the clinical counseling program and the business school. From 1986 – 1999, I served on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon in psychology and in the Heinz School of Public Policy. Prior to that, I taught at the University of Pittsburgh (1979 -1986).
Since 2005, I taught in various capacities at the WBPI. My teaching of psychoanalysts-in-training has included courses in, psychoanalytic technique, continuous case conference, psychoanalyst writing, pathological formations and human development. Also, from 2014 – 2017, I chaired the psychoanalytic fellowship.
Since 1989, I have provided consultation to heads of independent schools, in Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington DC and elsewhere. Currently, I am a Trustee, and former Chair of the Governance Committee, at the McLean School in Potomac, Maryland. Similarly, for the National Association of Independent Schools, I have published, and presented extensively, on building healthy independent schools, sustainability, learning from crisis and related topics. I greatly enjoy this work. Consequently, I invite those seeking consultation to reach out to me.
Most recently, I have begun providing consultation to universities regarding their mental health outreach to undergraduates and graduate students.