I came to New York City in 1988 to pursue a doctorate in French Studies, but soon shifted gears, after a transformative experience caring for persons with HIV/AIDS, and began training as a psychotherapist. I earned an M.S.W. from New York University in 1994 and Certificates in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in the early 2000s. My work has allowed me the privilege of practicing with a broad range of clients: vulnerable or traumatized children and youth; artists and writers; LGBTQ+ individuals and couples and their children; persons suffering from addictions and compulsive behaviors; and therapists seeking additional support working in an array of clinical settings. I am fortunate to belong to a richly diverse community of therapists and teachers at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Greenwich Village, and have also taught at the William Alanson White Institute and the N.Y.U. Silver School of Social Work. My clinical writings have appeared in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, among other publications. I am a member of the the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.