My interest in Sex Therapy began in 1980 when I received a Fulbright grant to study at Helen Singer Kaplan’s Human Sexuality Program at Cornell University Medical Center in New York, the first clinic for sexual disorders in the United States at a medical school.
I subsequently spent ten years working closely with Dr. Singer Kaplan seeing clients in her practice and discussing cases and treatments with her. I also conducted and co-ordinated case study research for her publications. In addition to that learning experience, I completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University in 1990.
To further broaden my education in the application of sex therapy with medically ill clients I also completed post-doctoral training in psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, focussing on the psychological and sexual impact of prostate cancer on patients and their partners. I continued to do clinical research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Urology for several years, and have published numerous papers and book chapters on the topic of sex and cancer.
Since 2000, I have focused exclusively on my private practice helping individuals and couples with sexual or relationship difficulties find greater satisfaction and fulfillment in their solo and partnered sexual and whole life experience.
I am a member of the faculty of NYU Langone Medical School and teach physicians and mental health professionals enrolled in the Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy Program.
I belong to the following professional organizations:
SSTAR Society for Sex Therapy and Research
APA American Psychological Association
ISSWSH International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health