My Professional Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 30 years of clinical experience. I received my Doctorate in Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University in New York. I completed my internship in the Department of Psychiatry and did postdoctoral work in Sex Therapy at the Mount Sinai Hospital and held academic positions on the faculties of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the City University of New York while maintaining my private practice in psychology.

I returned to Canada in 1989 and subsequently joined the Department of Psychology at the IWK Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University while working as a senior psychologist in the Behavior Therapy Unit and maintaining a large private practice with both children and adults. Throughout my career, I have trained, supervised and lectured to medical and graduate psychology students, interns and residents. I have served on both the board of directors of the provincial psychological association and the provincial professional licensing board of psychology, as well as the Chevra Kadisha, emergency disaster response team, internship and private practice committees. I have worked extensively with the American and Israeli communities, both before and after September 11th, giving workshops on stress management, coping, and the psychological impact of terror and trauma. I have advanced certification as a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. I have published extensively in both the professional and lay literature and have been quoted in Reader's Digest, Modern Woman, Today's Parent, Canadian Family Magazine, Israeli News Agency (INA), and CNN. I developed and continue to write a bi-weekly column for the Jerusalem Post Magazine, Psychologically Speaking, (formerly known as The Doctor Is In…) where various psychological topics across the lifespan are dealt with in detail. I have been a frequent guest on Rusty Mike Radio, and have lectured extensively to the lay community, believing it is our responsibility to make psychology accessible to the general public.

In 1999, I made aliyah with my husband and three children to Ra'anana, Israel where I maintain a private practice in clinical psychology serving the English speaking community. I work with children, adolescents, couples, families and groups providing assessment, consultation, psychotherapy (short term solution focused, CBT, and mini-intensive) as well as bereavement and trauma counseling.