I began my career with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and behavior at Columbia University and went on to medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. I completed my residency training in psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I have a private practice in New York City where I see patients both in person as well as online and do both medication management and psychotherapy. In addition to running my private practice, I currently work in several emergency rooms throughout New York City including Bellevue, LIJMC, and Montefiore Medical Center. I am certified in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Research by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). I have done research looking at the how the process of leaving high demand groups or highly prescriptive religions organizations impacts mental health. I have dedicated my life to learning how to open and feed the mind – psychologically, creatively and spiritually – and these lessons have had a major impact on how I conduct my life and my work.
How I work with clients
I provide a safe space for you to integrate your psychedelic experiences in the context of psychotherapy and if applicable medication as well. I tailor my approach to each person based on their unique needs and personality. I take a holistic approach to the treatment of psychiatric conditions addressing what’s going on in the mind, the body, and in your environment. While psychedelic medicine is still in the process of being researched here in the United States, I believe it is important that you feel comfortable to seek help from your doctor and/or therapist and be open about what you are going through so that these psychedelic experiences can be processed and incorporated constructively into your daily life.