I am a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience with children and adults from many different backgrounds. I founded Small Brooklyn in 2013 after I noticed a need for Brooklyn-based psychological assessment services, especially in the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and Bed-Stuy neighborhoods. I'm so excited to be working in my own backyard, with many of my long-time neighbors and beloved Brooklyn institutions.
I earned my BA in Psychology from Cornell University and my MBA in Organizational Behavior from Suffolk University in Boston. In 2010, I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Child Psychology, also from Suffolk University. I completed a predoctoral internship at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn and a postdoctoral fellowship at NYU School of Medicine. In my fellowship, I worked with renowned psychiatrist Dolores Malaspina to research the causes and contributors to childhood and adult aggression in schizophrenia. Following this, I joined the Family Translational Research Group (psychologists Amy Smith Slep and Richard Heyman) at NYU to study how family violence contributes to medical outcomes, such as childhood obesity and diabetes. I am still involved with this research, and I hold an appointment as Assistant Professor with the Research Faculty at NYU School of Medicine.
After living in Boston for 10 years following our undergraduate years, my software engineer husband and I relocated to Brooklyn in 2009 with our then-2-year-old son. We now live in Prospect Heights with our three kids and are likely to see you at the area playgrounds!
Small Brooklyn Psychology is a private psychology practice run by a licensed clinical psychologist. We offer educational, behavioral, diagnostic, neuropsychological, and personality assessment to children from babies through college age, and we make recommendations for new strategies and for services throughout the city.
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