My interest in psychology began with an elective I took in high school. I went on to major in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a BS in psychology.
While I was a psychology major in college, I began working part time at a school for children with learning disabilities. After graduation, I worked there full time for another year. Here I became interested in working with children and adolescents. The director of the school informed me that he was going to start a doctoral program in clinical psychology and invited me to apply. I did so, and was accepted into the first doctoral class at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. In the last year of my training there was an opportunity to study abroad at the Hampstead Clinic in London, England with Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud’s daughter. I jumped at this opportunity and spent the last six months of graduate school there.
Upon my return to Philadelphia I was hired to become the Director of an outpatient clinic for children and adolescents in the Hahnemann University Community Mental Health Center. After several years, I was invited to become the Director of the Peberdy Clinic, the training clinic for child psychiatry fellows and clinical psychology graduate students. I was also asked to join the teaching faculty at Hahnemann University.
I had started a private practice and eventually left the job at Hahnemann to into full time practice. At that time I was interested in post graduate education so I enrolled in the training programs in both adult, and child and adolescent psychoanalysis at the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis. After finishing my training there, I joined the faculty and began teaching at the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis.
Currently, I continue in private practice, teaching, clinical supervision of mental health professionals, consultations, and psycological testing.