NOT about me

Why "NOT about me"?

Your therapy is about YOU, not me. I'm glad to share my education and experience with you, but it is only one part of a much larger picture. I could have a huge display of certificates and diplomas in my office and still be one of the biggest jerks you've ever met!

So, here is a summary of my background. For more assistance, see the page "Choosing the Right Therapist."
  • I have over thirty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families. I have worked for several agencies and a major HMO before beginning a full-time practice in 1995.
  • From 1995 through 2013, I was in full-time practice in Staten Island, NY (Brief Therapy Center of Staten Island). In 2014, I began a new practice in Westfield, NJ. This practice is very different than my Staten Island practice. The Counseling and Connection Center is a limited and selective practice. It is limited as to the number of clients I will accept and selective in terms of what kind of problems I will treat.
  • I received my graduate degree (MSW) from Hunter College of Social Work in 1977, where I received honors in two courses: Human Behavior and Group Work
  • I have postgraduate certificates in two areas: Family Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis.
  • My certificate in Family Therapy was awarded by the Ackerman Institute for the Family in 1985.
  • My Certificate in Ericksonian Hypnosis was awarded by the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Central New Jersey in 1995. It was followed by a year of supervision in Ericksonian Hypnosis.
  • I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey.

If you have any questions about my education or experience, email or telephone me.

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