Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Therapist
Expertise, Training and Awards
Joan’s postgraduate coursework includes collaborative divorce team training from the New York Collaborative Law Group; transference-focused psychotherapy training at the Personality Disorders Institute of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where she studied under Otto Kernberg, MD; The Family Institute of Westchester, where she received three years of training in family and couples therapy; training in cognitive behavioral therapy at New York Presbyterian Hospital; and training in treating depression and anxiety in women during the perinatal and postpartum periods.
Joan’s experience includes work with the Visiting Nurse Association, where she provided psychiatric evaluations at the request of nurses treating patients for medical conditions. Having trained in physical medicine before she entered psychiatric nursing, Joan is uniquely qualified to understand how the consequences of physical illnesses can affect mental health.
Joan is a member of The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York. In 2017, she received New York Presybterian Hospital’s Nursing Excellence Award.