Biography

I am a psychotherapist and journalist based in Brooklyn, NY.

Currently I work at group practices in Midtown Manhattan and Park Slope.  I write the Love Well column for The New York Times.

As a journalist, I have worked as a deputy editor at Real Simple, and a staff writer for Money magazine. For four years, I a co-author of The New York Times Patient Money column.  The Book of Times (WilliamMorrow), a compendium of facts about measured time, was published in 2013 and was well-reviewed in People, Parade, Yahoo!, Mental Floss and The New York Post. I edited the book, First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You (Bantam), which was translated into 24 languages.

In addition to being a devoted yoga practitioner, I have taught yoga to children and adults. In 2009, I received my yoga teaching certification from Om Yoga.

I serve on the board of The Rosa Vera Fund, a non-profit that provides healthcare to disabled children and their families in Montero, Bolivia.

I graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College with a degree in psychology.  I received my Master of Social Work degree from New York University, where I was a member of the Phi Alpha honor society.

Oh, and I love to travel. I have visited Nepal, Mexico, Bhutan, Tibet, Vietnam, Laos, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba.