Areas of Practice

  • Adoptive Families
  • Blended Families
  • Child/Adolescent
  • Couples
  • Divorce
  • Gay/Lesbian Families
  • Mediation
  • Parenting
  • Post-Divorce Disputes
  • Pre/postnuptial Agreements
  • Separation
  • Profession

    Mental Health Professional

    Academic and Professional Credentials

    MSW, Adelphi University School of Social Work, 1975
    DSW, Hunter School of Social Work, 1984
    Post Masters certificate in Family and Couple Therapy 1980


    About my Practice

    As a collaborative professional, my goal is to assist couples separate with dignity and respect and formulate agreements that are fair and mutually beneficial for both parties. In couples with children, the goal is to establish a new co-parenting arrangement with the best interests of the children as the priority, and good communication between the parents.

    I have been a couples and family therapist for more than thirty five years, which informs my work as a collaborative professional. Throughout the years in private practice, I have specialized in working with divorcing couples. My dissertation on custody mediation was completed in 1984, and I wrote one of the first articles researching joint custody to be published in a major journal prior to that. I have published several other articles and papers, led seminars and presented at conferences on various issues of family therapy and co-parenting. I taught Couples Therapy to graduate students at NYU and Hunter Schools of Social Work for more than twenty years. And I joined NYACP after taking mediation training several years ago, which has been a most satisfying addition to my work.

    Professional Organizations

    New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater NY, American Family Therapy Academy, National Association of Social Workers

    Professional Trainings

    Mediation Training, Collaborative Practice Training, many additional advanced trainings in Family and Couple Therapy through the Family Institute of Westchester and the Ackerman Institute as well as Collaborative and Mediation trainings

    Professional Licenses

    LCSW - New York State

    Office Locations

    Location 1 ) 244 Fifth Ave Suite 8A New York New York 10037
    Location 2 ) 26 Court Street Suite 1617 Brooklyn New York 11242