I live in New York City with my wife, Lijuan Niu. I practice psychotherapy,
teach, write, jog, listen to music and spend as much time as possible
loafing in Central Park. I received an AB from Fordham College
and a Ph.D. In clinical psychology from New York University. I
hold certificates in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from two
I have been chief psychologist
of the Mt.Vernon, New York public schools, associate professor
at the College of New Rochelle, associate clinical professor
at the Derner Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
and long time lecturer and supervisor at the American
Institute of Psychotherapy
and Psychoanalysis. I have lectured
widely, written articles and four books. I have been in private
practice for forty years.If you wish, I am sometimes available
for individual consultations in person or by phone or visually
on line via Skype. I also make occasional presentations like
the one March 2l, 2007 at the Fordham College at Sixty on “Aging
and Happiness.” Topics I like to speak on include
that and also “Releasing the Spirit,” and “Skillful
communication among friends and lovers”.
urge you to consider my book,
In Praise of Psychotherapists: How change occurs Despite Baffling
Theory and Bureaucracy.
The two chapters on change are in this book and the chapters,
"Is there such a thing as psychopathology" and "Psychotherapy often
suffers from what it purports to cure" are unique and make this a special
and powerful revelation. You'll learn what is great about psychotherapy
and what you have to watch out for. You will read the beautiful story
of Sarah who rose from the bowels of a debilitating depression to become
a happily married and accomplished fine artist. Dr. Judith Goldman writes,
"The best book on psychotherapy I have read in thirty years, if ever."
My newest book, "Always
Say Hello to Life: how to let go of mother and be your best self" is
a pocket size version of "The Price of Wisdom."
It is 100 pages, elaborates the essential
themes with new anecdotes, and in addition has three special chapters, "Breaking the shame
habit,' Loving yourself madly, and Joy, that alone make it worth the
price of admission.
Irene G. from Yugoslavia said, "You have given
me, no the whole world, a great gift."
Both books are available at amazon.com and
Thanks for spending some time
with me. My best wishes to you for a free and joyful life.