I became licensed in Indiana as a Clinical Psychologist in 2006; my post-doctoral training included counseling New Yorkers following the World Trade Center attack in 2001 and working at Pace University’s counseling center in Westchester, NY. My clinical work focuses on anxiety, depression and trauma sequellae in adults. I use a therapeutic style incorporating a relational-dynamic approach with mindfulness-based, as well as traditional, cognitive techniques.
Since my post-doctoral training, I have conducted stress reduction workshops for a variety of professionals, including community social workers, trauma counselors, higher education faculty and staff, as well as for college students. I have continued my education at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where I received training to conduct the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
One area where clinical topics overlap with my theoretical interests in self-constitution, is in the area of how we conceptualize diagnostic categories and treatments. Those conceptualizations imply how we constitute the healthy self in ourclinical work. My paper presented at the Fourth International Conference on Narrative reviews the diagnosis of Multiple Personality Disorder (now Dissociative Identity Disorder) in this light.