I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for forty years, with a postdoctoral degree from NYU. I have worked at Long Island Jewish Hospital with developmentally impaired babies and their families and at Montefiore Hospital, treating children with chronic illnesses and emotional disorders. In my private practice, I have worked extensively with toddlers, young children, adolescents, young adults and men and women of all ages. I have developed specialties in eating disorders, autism and childhood and adult depression. I have also had significant experience treating people with chronic pain and illness. I went back for a degree in elementary education so that I could teach elementary school as a psychologist. In the ten years that I worked in the Locust Valley School District, I learned from the inside out what the school day is like for children who can't self-regulate, who have low self-esteem, learning difficulties, chronic illness or behavioral disorders. This experience helped me better understand the children I treat and made me more successful in my interactions with teachers and other school administration. Throughout the years, I have continued to take courses and read the literature relevant to the work I am doing in order to keep learning and growing. I am committed to providing every person I treat with respect and dignity. I feel very honored to be a part of their lives.