Culture and Mental Health Research Lab
Racial/ethnic minority and immigrant populations often experience difficulties accessing mental health care that is culturally sensitive and relevant to their needs and concerns. Our research targets structural, interpersonal, and treatment factors to improve the quality of care for diverse populations.
I am a licensed psychologist in the State of New York and maintain a small private practice near Union Square. I specialize in the delivery of empirically-supported treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, that are tailored to individuals' cultures, social identities, and personal value systems.
The Elephant in the Room: Race, Culture, and the Therapy Relationship
To disseminate our research findings to the public, I also blog at PsychologyToday.com. Look here for posts about how race and culture shapes patients' treatment attitudes and expectations, and how therapists and patients can build a stronger therapy relationship despite their differences.