Background & Experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker and Ericksonian hypnotherapist with over 30 years of experience helping individuals and couples discover and tap into their unconscious resources in order to change their lives. Hypnosis can be used for a whole range of problems.
I specialize in hypnosis and psychotherapy for problems such as: substance use, smoking cessation, stress reduction, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, fear of flying, nail biting, eating disorders such as binge eating, weight management, and bulimia. Public speaking and performance anxiety are also prominent in the list of challenges that I help people with.
I also do medical hypnosis and work with issues such as anxiety around medical procedures and surgeries (pre-op and post-op); tinnitus; teeth grinding, IBS (Irritable bowl syndrome), as well as living with chronic illness. Click here for more information on medical hypnosis.
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My approach is flexible and eclectic, and I adapt the treatment plan to each individual. I enjoy helping clients from all walks of life and have worked extensively within the LGBT community. I hold clinical licenses in both New York and New Jersey, and am board certified by the National Association of Social Workers.
In addition to working directly with clients, I provide professional training, clinical supervision and consultations to agencies and individual therapists. Other experiences include: former President of the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis (NYSEPH), where I continue to teach in their 100-hour intensive training program; Former Director of Hypnotherapy Services for The National Institute for the Psychotherapies; Greta Singer Memorial Lecturer at Monmouth University (2011); and adjunct faculty for both graduate schools of Social Work and Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College/CUNY. I have also served as a Field Instructor for Columbia, NYU, Fordham, and Yeshiva.
I am an Accredited Teacher of T'ai Chi Chih®, a non-martial arts form of T'ai Chi. T'ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness moving meditation, also described as Joy Thru Movement.