I studied psychology and philosophy in college in Buffalo, NY. I have always been curious about the human mind, the way in which we form an identity, how we relate to one another, and how we find meaning in life. After college, I worked as a researcher in addictions and then as a case manager at a residential treatment center for people with serious mental illness. These two experiences helped me to clarify that I wanted to work clinically, to try and help people directly. Thus I chose a graduate program with a strong focus on clinical work, less on research. I graduated with my doctorate from Widener University in 2004 and became licensed as a psychologist in 2006. I also completed three years of post graduate classes at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
I worked for many years in college counseling. My current practice is about half young adults and the other half adults of all ages. I am LGBTQ friendly and also enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and multicultural individuals. I was born and raised in Romania, which has given me personal insight into the immigrant experience and into the struggle to belong without giving up one's own sense of self.
Licensed as a psychologist since 2006, license number PS015889.
• Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, Narberth, PA
Psychoanalytic Studies 2011 - 2014
• Widener University, Chester, PA
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology 2004
Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology 2002
• SUNY College, Buffalo, NY
Bachelor of Arts Honors in Psychology 1996
Bachelor of Arts Honors in Philosophy 1996