I have been a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst for 40 years.

Over those years, psychoanalysis has evolved and so have I.

Many people associate psychoanalysis with a silent therapist, but I believe that the relationship between therapist and patient is the foundation of the treatment and essential to understanding the patient. SO I TALK!

I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University and am a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where I taught for many years. I did my psychoanalytic training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and also taught there for many years (Published Articles). 

I am the author of Doing the Right Thing: Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents Even if They Didn't Take Care of You (Penguin/Tarcher, 2006 paperback). I have been quoted in The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, on ABC News and other national media platforms.  I have appeared on The Diane Rehm Show, AARP, Prime Time Radio and several other NPR programs. Excerpts of the book appeared in Today’s Caregiver and Caregiver.Com. I have also been featured in articles in Newsweek’s Web edition, The Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, Tampa Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, and Seattle Times.

Currently, I write articles about personality problems that interfere in success in relationships and at work.  I am a frequent contributor to ThirdAge.com and have a blog at Psychology Today:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-after-50.

For a more detailed view of my career, please visit my LinkedIn page.