I trained as a developmental psychologist at Harvard, where I graduated summa cum laude in 1976. In 1982, I obtained my doctorate in Psychology at Harvard. My dissertation, on Thought Disorder in Children of Psychotic Parents was published in the journal, Archives of General Psychiatry. After finishing my doctorate, I completed a clinical internship at the Judge Baker Guidance Center in Boston and a post-graduate internship at Boston's Children's Hospital. For five years, I was a full time staff member and taught at Children's Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital. Afterwards, I worked at various private schools in the Boston area and was a member of a group of psychologists who organized national conferences for private school teachers. I established my solo private practice in Cambridge in 1985 and have dedicated myself exclusively to it since 1989.
I tend to practice within an insight-oriented and relational perspective, but also use some mindfulness and cognitive therapy techniques.
I have lived in the Boston area since 1972. However, I was born and raised bilingually in Bogotá, Colombia, educated in English speaking schools, spent a year living in Paris, and have traveled extensively throughout the world. When it is useful to do so, I am able to bring an international perspective to my clinical work. Mostly, I have worked with U.S. citizens, but also have extensive experience treating citizens from numerous countries.