I’m flexible, friendly, and highly skilled in achieving the results my
clients need. I been doing this kind of work for the past 20+ years
and work with many different lawyers around the USA. Born in Brazil,
I have lived in the United States for the past 30 years. Experiences of
immigration, exile, and displacement bring on emotional and social
challenges that can be overwhelming. My professional and personal
knowledge of multinational identity makes me especially sensitive to
issues of cultural selfhood and adjustment. People with roots in
more than one society are exposed to chronic stressors at home, at
work, in relationships, and in the activities of daily life. A good-
enough fit between self and environment is something we
continually build and rebuild, in a hard process that can be beautiful
and fascinating, but also costly for our self-esteem, our peace of
mind, and our clarity of purpose. Much of my career is about
reaching people in their struggles with these issues, resonating with
their frustration, pain, and ambivalence as we create new
foundations for a life of meaning and achievement in the society we
Private Practice in Charlotte, NC. 2018 – Present.
Private Practice in Manhattan, NY. 2000-2003.
Private Practice in Westchester, NY. 2000-2018.
Provide psychotherapy to adults and young adults.
Provide Psychological Reports for immigrants.
Clinical concentration on depression anxiety, experiences of immigration, exile, life challenges and changes.
Clinical expertise in working with the LGBT community.
My professional and personal knowledge of multifaceted identity makes me especially sensitive to issues of cultural selfhood and adjustment.
New York University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychoanalysis, Honorary Degree | Southern California
Master of Social Work. May, 2002.
New York University – NY
Master of Applied Psychology. May, 1998.
Fairfield University – CT
Bachelor in History. May, 1991.