Who I Am & Why I Do This

For Pete’s sake! I’ve been sporadically putting things on this blog for a few months now, thinking that I’ve been doing pretty well with it, though perhaps not as often as I’d like, when someone pointed out a basic lack: I didn’t say who I am! I posted to a list-serve about a new blog post (“Alcoholic Jews,” to be exact) and got an email from a reader asking who is the author of the post. Good grief! Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees. Admittedly this is better than starting to drive off to a party with the bowl of guacamole still on the roof of the car waiting to be packed inside but, still….

So, who writes this stuff? Well, for starters, I’m a New York State licensed psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a private practice in New York, NY. Beyond that I’m the President of The Associates: The Community Education Program of the Training Institute for Mental Health. We are a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for the institute by presenting a lecture series for the general public. Add to that my role as supervisory faculty at the Training Institute for Mental Health, my work at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Adult Consultation Center, consulting work about practice building with colleagues, semi-professional insomniac, enjoyer of fine teas and busy afternoons, and someone with some knowledge and some opinions.

I started this blog as a source of information and an outlet for my opinions. Nothing I write here should be construed as medical or psychotherapeutic advice or is meant to in any way substitute for medical or psychotherapeutic care.  If you have a problem or believe you have a problem please seek the advice of a competent professional immediately.

Okie dokie – there was the disclaimer. Now on to the fun. Wander around the site, read, relax, agree, disagree, whatever. Please feel free to comment. I’ll keep an eye out for ya & send a line back to ya.


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