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Background and Training

Background

Growing up, I loved school and loved to read. I went away to college at Yale University after high school but soon found I was unprepared for the academic challenges of college. I loved the intellectual environment but lacked the discipline to make the most of it. Lacking focus and feeling discouraged after two years, I decided to take some time off and get a job instead. Over the next five years I worked as a waitress, a telephone answering service operator, a receptionist, and a secretary. Working taught me the skills and sense of responsibility I needed to complete my education. It also taught me to be more organized and stop procrastinating. During those years, I discovered psychotherapy, which gave me the confidence that I could change and overcome my old bad habits. I returned to Yale to major in psychology and graduate with distinction in the major.

I went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology from the New School for Social Research and a PhD from Rutgers University, where I received specialty training in neuropsychological and psychological assessment and the treatment of eating disorders and addictions. After graduate school, I completed postdoctoral fellowships in clinical neuropsychology and addictions research. Before starting Change and Maintain, I worked on the faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center, as a clinical psychologist for the Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, and as the lead bariatric psychologist for the Reliant Medical Group/St. Vincent’s Hospital bariatric surgery program.

My own indirect path to success in a career I love instilled a passionate belief in the human capacity for positive change and growth. Let me help you make and maintain the positive changes that will bring you success and happiness. 

Office Hours

Monday  

Telehealth

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday  

Lexington Office

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday  

Telehealth

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday  

Telehealth

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday  

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Saturday  

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Sunday  

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