Consulting Services

Health Psychology Consulting

It has and continues to be important to me to think about how I can reach a different audience and help people outside of my private practice. One way I do this is by extending my health psychology services to hospitals, businesses, and community agencies. Briefly, health psychologists promote medical health by using interventions that address lifestyle, emotions, thoughts, and environment. Health psychologists also design and implement models of healthcare delivery within medical healthcare systems (and beyond) with the aim of increasing patient engagement, preventing medical illness, and improving medical health for those with medical illness. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, infertility, and diabetes are among the medical illnesses that health psych interventions target.

To this end,  I recently teamed up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and gave a presentation to the Greater New York City Community Leadership Board on the subject of depression and adherence. Currently, my work with the ADA involves the development and implementation of educational programing designed to help patients and family members engage in health-promoting behaviors and disease prevention and management strategies. In the future, I hope to continue my work with the ADA on a wide-range of projects. One project that is underway is the formation of a collaborative partnership the American Psychological Association.  This partnership involves the development of training programs for psychologists that focus specifically on the unique needs of persons with diabetes. 

For Hospitals:

Health psychology consulting services offered to hospitals:

-The design and implementation of models of healthcare delivery within medical healthcare systems to increase patient engagement, improve patient care, and decrease costs
(e.g. health psychology interventions to help prevent, identify, and manage cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infertility, postpartum depression, and other medical conditions)
-Trainings to medical residents and fellows to promote patient engagement and improve patient health (e.g. coping with medical illness, anxiety due to health fears or medical procedures, medication and lifestyle adherence, brief and effective screening tools, resilience training, etc.)

For Business and Community Agencies:

Health psychology consulting services offered to business and community agencies
 
-Mental health awareness development (e.g. content for local and national messaging campaigns, outreach and activities)
-Fundraising strategic plans
-In-service training on mental health and wellness topics  (e.g. dispersing and promoting the tools of psychology that can help employees thrive and stay motivated)
-Strategic partnership opportunities

Consulting to Local Schools:

Many middle and high school students are drowning in homework and face complex social challenges, too. I enjoy conducting speaking events and workshops at schools on topics that are highly relevant to teens and young adults. The overarching goal here is to provide insights towards change and action. Speaking events/workshop topics include but are not limited to; healthy body image, developing and maintaining friendships, consent and communication in sexual relationships, and motivational skills to combat procrastination.

Speaking events/workshop topics available to parent organizations, teachers, counselors, and students: 

-Body image (e.g. practical exercises and tips that address the common factors that lead to negative body image)
-Transition from high school to college (e.g. effective coping strategies)
-Motivation skills to combat procrastination
-Assertiveness
-Problem-solving
-Goal-setting
-Friendships (e.g. developing and maintaining friendships, doing away with toxic friendships, how to deal with a friendship break-up)
-Self-esteem
-Sexual relationships (e.g. consent and communication)

Clients included:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Match.comPublicis Worldwide
  • The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • The YinOva Center
  • Circady
  • Cohen Veterans Bioscience
  • Local Hospitals
  • Private Schools on The Upper East Side of Manhattan