I have been conducting psychotherapy for over 14 years. I received my bachelor's degree from Rutgers University where I was a Henry Rutgers Scholar, and my Master's degree and Ph.D. form Saint Louis University. I completed an APA-accredited internship at Beth Israel Medical Center (now Mount Sinai Beth Israel) in New York City. I am board-certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). I have served as past President of the Missouri Psychological Association (MOPA). I am trained in several evidence-based psychotherapies including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Problem-Solving Therapy. Regardless of the approach used, I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship, characterized by empathy, warmth, genuineness and positive regard is the foundation of any effective treatment.