I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and have
offered individual and couples counseling and psychotherapy
from my office on Newbury Street in Boston for more than
thirty years. I also teach and supervise psychology trainees in
my faculty role at Harvard Medical School and
The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
My job is to create a safe place where individuals and couples can explore
their current or long-standing problems and find realistic solutions. A
significant part of this work involves carefully and mutually developing an
appreciation of people's actual qualities and circumstances. Individuals and
couples have strengths and vulnerabilities that need to be empathically
recognized and understood if there is to be a basis for realistic change. I
work with people in crisis or who sense they have patterns of living that
could benefit from a clear understanding and want an expert and
experienced partner to help facilitate their desired change.
I am a professor on the core faculty of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and on the
faculty of Harvard Medical School. I have taught at Wellesley College, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society
and Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis. I supervise trainee psychotherapists at
The Cambridge Hospital.