Whether you’re looking for services for yourself or your family, or you’re looking to book a talk or workshop for your school, organization, or company, I’d love to work together.

Individuals & Families

Parent Coaching

We’re all trying to raise our children as best we know how. And it’s really hard. The good news: there are science-based approaches, tools, and strategies that can help make things so, so much easier.

Of course, all the tools and strategies in the world won’t transform you into a flawless parent, even if there were such a thing. (Hint: there isn’t.) Raising small humans — frankly, being a human — is difficult work, and a lot of our own “stuff” gets dredged up along the way. Unless we’re mindful, that “stuff” can intrude on our parenting and have a negative impact on the relationships we are building with our kids.

There is no way to navigate parenting without diving deep, where things inevitably get a bit muddy. We all have emotional blind spots. My hope is that I can shine a light, so that parents can see well enough to chart a clearer, more intentional course, one that ultimately leaves them more attuned to and connected with their child.

Individual Therapy

Although the majority of my practice focuses on parenting, I also work with clients seeking to better understand and cope with a range of other challenges, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, identity shifts, family transitions, relationship and career struggles, and general feelings of disconnectedness. My approach is grounded in Attachment Theory and draws from a range of modalities, such as cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, and emotion-focused therapies.

Businesses & Organizations

Parent Coaching as a Wellness Benefit

The data is in. Working parents of young children are feeling pressure from all sides. Although this has always been the case, feelings of anxiety, stress, and isolation among working parents have reached a new high in the current era. And when parents are sleep-deprived, grappling with their toddler’s constant tantrums, or wondering whether their child’s anxieties are developmentally typical or cause for concern, their performance at work is undoubtedly affected.

Many organizations are addressing these new challenges by offering employees access to parenting guidance as a wellness benefit, for example by sponsoring talks for working parent Employee Resource Groups or by offering private consultation/coaching sessions. Yours can too.

Speaking Engagements

Giving talks, both virtual and in person, is one of my favorite ways to share information and guidance about topics related to parenting, child behavior, and both child and parent mental health.

Past corporate speaking engagements have included:

  • AIG
  • Ann, Inc.
  • Dell
  • Gen Re
  • KKR
  • Ralph Lauren

Community organizations and schools where I have given talks or workshops for parents and/or faculty include:

  • 92nd Street Y Nursery School
  • Columbus Preschool
  • Horace Mann Nursery School
  • Hudson River Park Mothers’ Group (HRP Mamas)
  • Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)
  • Kaplan Nursery School
  • PS 41 (Greenwich Village School)
  • Reformed Church Nursery School
  • Westside Montessori
  • Temple Beth Shalom Nursery School
  • Temple Emanu-El Nursery School

Talks and trainings are tailored to your organization’s needs with regard to topic, duration, and format. Previous titles have included:

  • Little People, Big Worries: Understanding and Managing Childhood Fears in Anxious Times
  • Love and Limits: Everything You Need to Know About Parenting in Two Short Words
  • Party of two (or more): Parenting Siblings Through Conflict to Connection
  • Rethinking Resilience: What it Means, Why it Matters, and How Kids Get it
  • Taming Toddler Tantrums and Beyond: Promoting Positive and Prosocial Behavior in Young Children

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you will find answers to some of the most common questions potential clients have. Feel free to contact me if you have additional inquiries.

  • What if I don't know if I need therapy or coaching?

    You don't need to. We can discuss the different options via phone or email, or even when we meet for an initial consultation.

  • Do you meet with clients virtually?

    Yes. My client portal offers a HIPAA-compliant platform that hosts virtual sessions.

  • Where are you located?

    I meet with clients who are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 in my office in Dobbs Ferry, New York, which is part of the Rivertowns Pediatrics suite. I also meet with clients virtually.

  • What are your fees?

    Please call or email to discuss fees for clinical or coaching services.

    Fees for talks/trainings/workshops vary depending on location, duration, and the nature of the engagement.

    I accept all major credit cards, HSA/FSA cards, and electronic payment.

  • Do you take insurance?

    I do not accept insurance directly, no. If you live in New York State, I may be able to provide paperwork that you can submit to your insurance company in order to receive out-of-network reimbursement, depending on your benefits plan.

  • Do I need to complete any forms?

    Once we connect and schedule your initial consultation, I will email you an invitation to my HIPAA-compliant client portal, where you will complete a few (very brief!) forms before we meet. Virtual sessions will also be hosted on this portal.

  • Can we work together if I don't live in New York?

    Yes. I am able to provide parent coaching to clients both nationally and internationally. Due to professional licensing laws, however, I am not able to provide therapy to clients outside of New York State. Please note that coaching sessions are not reimbursable by insurance companies.

  • Do you travel nationally and internationally for speaking engagements?

    Yes, pending COVID safety guidelines. Please call or email to discuss in more detail.