I completed my doctoral degree at Columbia University and my post-doc at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. Before becoming a therapist and counselor, I worked within the creative practices of art and design for 20 years. It is my practical experience of being in the world that differentiates me from life-long therapists. I remain deeply committed to and active in the creative practices. I am also an educator and have been on the faculty of NYU since 2003.
For a partial list of my presentations, publications, and teaching experience click here.
I advocate for an ecological approach to personal and collective well-being that recognizes our mental, social, and environmental ecologies work in concert to facilitate growth and change.
I am thankful for having been named a Teacher of the Year at New York University (NYU) and been a co-author of the evaluation criteria for the Fuller Challenge which is considered to be “socially-responsible designs highest award.” As a designer, I have won two awards. I was also a Fellow at the United States National Academy of Science in Washington D.C., a visiting scholar at the United States Library of Congress also in Washington D.C., a co-founder of the Cultural Informatics Lab at Pratt Institute, and have evaluated 10’s of millions of dollars of grants for the United States Government.
- Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology
- International Association for Analytical Psychology
- Section IX: Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility
- Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
- Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality