Expertise

Eating Disorders, Work-related Injuries, Career Transition, Peak Performance, Stage Fright, Burnout, Stress Management, Pressures of Celebrity, Weight Control.


Consultant

Medical Team: New York City Ballet
Wellness Consultant: New York City Ballet; The Ailey School
NYC Private Practice: Clinical Psychology
Advisory Committees: NYS Labor Department's Prevention of Eating Disorders in Child Performers; Career Transition for Dancers; the Dancers' Resource at The Actors Fund.
Executive Board: BFA Ailey/Fordham Program
Senior Advising Editor/Advice Columnist: Dance Magazine


Societies

American Psychological Association, Performing Arts Medicine Association, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science


Prior Positions

Adjunct Professor: Fordham University, NY, NY
Psychologist: Eating Disorders Inpatient Unit, Fair Oaks Hospital, Summit, NJ; The Miller Institute for Performing Artists, NY, NY
Research Associate: The Miller Institute for Performing Artists
Dancer: New York City Ballet


Education

Degrees: Ph.D. (Clinical/Research Psychology), Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
B.A. (Psychology major), Fordham University, NY, NY
Internship: Clinical Psychology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, rotations in Smithers Alcoholism Treatment/
Training Center, Eating Disorder Outpatient Center, AIDS Inpatient Unit, NY, NY
Dance Training: The School of American Ballet, NY, NY



Honors

Summa Cum Laude, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Psi Chi National Honor Society, NYSPA's Research Awards in Women's Issues, Daniel E. Berylyne Award for Psychology & the Arts, Ford Foundation Scholarship (Dance)