Stephanie blends her experience as both lawyer and therapist to help individuals and couples meet the challenges of real life.
Stephanie's first career was in international corporate law. After graduating summa cum laude from Brooklyn Law School she joined Cleary Gottlieb, working in New York and Paris. But her experience as a pro bono attorney representing victims of domestic violence inspired her to return to school to earn her master's degree in social work. Stephanie went on to complete post-graduate training in couples and family therapy at the Ackerman Institute, and has since studied a variety of modalities which she draws on in her work. More recently she was the recipient of a prestigious OnRamp Fellowship which sponsors the reintegration of women into high level legal practice.
In addition to her private practice, Stephanie has been affiliated with Ackerman's Center for Families and Health and is a guest speaker on working with couples affected by ADHD, which is her subspecialty. She is an adjunct faculty member at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and the Training Institute for Mental Health, where she supervises students studying couples therapy. She also sits on the Board of Section VIII (couples and families) of Division 39 of the APA. She has been the recipient of several grants, including the New Writers Award from the Journal of Family Process.