I am a Clinical Psychologist in New York City. I work in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Department at Bellevue Hospital and see private clients in the Faculty Group Practice at NYU Langone.
I received my PhD from Long Island University Brooklyn and completed my predoctoral internship at New York University - Bellevue Hospital Center. My educational background is in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (BA, SUNY Stony Book) and Psychology in Education (MA, Teachers College Columbia University). During my doctorate, I received clinical training at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, and Weill-Cornell - New York Presbyterian Hospital. Additionally, I completed a two-year postdoctoral research and clinical fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Lieber Recovery Clinic. During fellowship, I was given the Trainee Recognition Award from Division 18 SMI/SED section of the American Psychological Association (APA) for my research, clinical, and advocacy work.
I am the current Vice President of the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis US Chapter (ISPS-US) and a member of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance (TFSMI/SED). I also assist the Speciality Counsel in the development of curriculum for board certification of psychologists interest in becoming certified in SMI Psychology.
Additionally, I am co-editor of three books, Women and Psychosis: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness (both with Marilyn Charles), and Emancipatory Perspectives on Madness: Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Dimensions (with Robin S. Brown), and the author/co-author of numerous research articles and book chapters on topics such as hearing voices and other anomalous experiences, postpartum psychosis, trauma, women's mental health, and transforming the mental healthcare system. Additionally, I am currently working on a book on psychosis and the female fertility cycle for the Routledge Women & Psychology Book Series.
In addition to my clinical and academic work, I am an original co-founder of the non-profit Hearing Voices Network NYC and have a deep commitment to promoting current/former service user involvement in mental health care research, policy, and clinical work.