I have been in practice as a licensed psychologist since 1985. I have been appointed by the State Legislature of CT to serve on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council, and I am on the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Aspergers and Autism Association of New England. I helped establish the Yale-Norwalk Hospital collaboration Pediatric Development and Therapy Center. I’m on the professional advisory board of Smart Kids with LD as well as the voluntary faculty in Psychiatry at Norwalk Hospital.
I trained extensively in psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mind-body medicine, neuropsychological testing and EMDR both for children and adults. As Director of Clinical Programs of the New Learning Therapy Center, I created a social skills program as well as continuing education program for professionals. My blog People Skills is featured on PsychologyToday.com and I am a frequent writer and lecturer on subjects including social skill development, executive functions, NLD and Asperger's syndrome, dealing with inflexible children, resiliency and stress reduction.
I graduated from Yale University Magna cum laude and with honors, received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the City University of NY in 1982 and completed my internship and fellowship at NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now NY Presbyterian Hospital). I have completed training with the Benson-Henry Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School to teach scientifically proven stress reduction techniques.