My professional background includes a bachelor’s degree from NYU, a doctorate degree from University of California, Los Angeles which I received in 1999 and specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic. I obtained my license in Clinical Psychology in 2002.
Since that time, I have gained a lot of experience by working with patients in clinics and in private practice as well as conducting training and seminars for other therapists. In addition to my private practice, I currently provide weekly supervision to psychiatric residents at OCD Clinic at Stanford and serve as an adjunct faculty at UCSF.
I am also a member of number of professional organizations such as Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. I regularly attend seminars and training session to make sure that I am current in the most state-of-the-art interventions for obsessive compulsive disorder, stress and anxiety disorders.
Beyond my education and professional training, I bring personal experience to my work. I grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to New York after high school. Over the years I have moved from New York to Los Angeles and from Los Angeles to the Bay Area. I have been living a rich and eventful life. Like everyone else, I experienced joy and sorrow; achievement and loss. I have made good and bad decisions in life and learned from those consequences as best I could. I have been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation for many years and integrate mindfulness concepts and techniques into my work as a therapist.
My offices are located in downtown Palo Alto and in downtown San Francisco.
For a complete description of my education and training, please download my CV here.