I have been a licensed psychologist since 1985. I have been appointed by the State Legislature of CT to serve on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council. I'm proud to have helped establish the Yale-Norwalk Hospital collaboration Pediatric Development and Therapy Center. I serve 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 a continuing education program for professionals. My blog Divergent Thinkers: Aspergers, NLD & More is featured on Psych Central. I am a frequent writer for SmartKidsWithLD.org as well as other publications and sites, and a lecturer on subjects including social skill development, executive functions, NLD and Asperger's syndrome, self-confidence, 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.