I am a therapist, clinical social worker, and researcher in the New York area. I primarily approach therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, but I am also influenced by narrative, dialogic, behavioral, somatic experiencing, and mindfulness-based techniques.
I hold a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Reed College, where I wrote a thesis examining the transformations of koan meditation practice in Song Dynasty Chinese Buddhism and contemporary western psychoanalysis. I also hold a master's degree in clinical social work from Smith College. My master's thesis at Smith analyzed educational materials used to teach about religion in social work graduate programs.
My current research interests include community mental health policy and practice, intersections of religion and mental health, and ethnographic approaches to the study of mental health practice. I am presently involved with a survey and visual analysis of PrEP medication advertisements targeting queer and trans men.