It's less about life difficulties, and more about who supports you
when you deal with them
Hello, and welcome to my website! I am a professor of Clinical Psychology at Long Island University, and a Permanent Visiting professor at the Department of Psychology, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile. I also serve on the editorial board of the scientific journal Attachment & Human development, the leading forum for the presentation of empirical research, reviews and clinical studies that reflect contemporary advances in attachment theory and research.
I conduct Attachment research, teach doctoral-level seminars (including psychotherapy interventions and developmental psychopathology), and supervise doctoral students. I am also a New York State licensed clinical psychologist. I use my educational, research and practice platforms to promote sensitive communication between people, which I believe stands at the heart of well-being.
As a researcher, I study how early relationships with our parents influence our mental and physical health, and the quality of our close relationships later in life. I do so by investigating how individuals across the lifespan behave with their parents at times of distress, and how they remember and talk about these experiences years later. As a clinical psychologist, I apply an attachment-informed framework to therapy, which I keep developing through my research to scaffold my understanding of the difficulties clients experience.
I am thankful for being in a unique position to both inform my clinical practice with cutting-edge research findings, and inform my research endeavors with extensive hands-on clinical experience I gain from interacting with patients.
Whether you are looking for effective individual or couples therapy to help you deal with difficulties in life, interested in finding out more about my research, or book a presentations, I invite you to get in touch!