I completed a B.A in classical studies at the University of Chicago and an M.A. in counseling psychology at Northwestern University. I received my Ph.D. in psychoanalytic studies from the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, UK. I am certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors and am licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
Apart from clinical practice, I teach in the MA and PhD programs at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. I am also in the final stages of psychoanalytic training at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. This post-graduate program integrates coursework on theory with intensive clinical training and culminates in certification as a psychoanalyst.
I have published on psychoanalytic theory and practice in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Self and Context (formerly the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology) and the Routledge book series Psychoanalysis in a New Key. I was recently nominated to serve as an Editorial Associate for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.