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; and training in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is currently completing Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training with Adam Payne, PhD and Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD.
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.