Evaluation/Consultation Service

Welcome to my Evaluation/Consultation Service, which I offer in New York City. This service provides specialty evaluations for adults, adolescents, and children who have body image concerns or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or who want to know if they have BDD. People with BDD perceive themselves as looking abnormal, ugly, or unattractive, to the point where it causes emotional distress or interferes with their functioning and quality of life. BDD usually improves with the right treatment.

I also provide this service for people who have olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) or who wonder if they have it. People with ORS worry about emitting an unpleasant body odor, to the point where it is emotionally distressing or interferes with their functioning and quality of life.

Key features of the Evaluation/Consultation Service:

  • Available regardless of where you live.
  • Expert evaluation of body image or body odor concerns.
  • For adults, adolescents, and children who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) or olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) -- or who want to know if they have these conditions.
  • May consist of a one-time meeting with me, in which case you and your local clinician can use my treatment recommendations as a roadmap to guide your future care. Or, for adults and adolescents who live in the New York City area, the evaluation may serve as a first appointment for ongoing outpatient treatment with me.
  • I will give you feedback during the evaluation about your diagnosis and treatment options, and I'll answer your questions.
  • Family members may participate.
  • You and the clinicians who are currently treating you will receive a detailed report with recommendations for your current and future treatment. Recommendations will be tailored to your specific symptoms and needs.

I provide an expert evaluation in a friendly and relaxed setting. You'll receive immediate feedback and answers to your questions. I'll send my written report to you and, with your consent, to clinicians who will treat you where you live. My goal is to provide expert feedback and helpful treatment recommendations that are tailored to your specific symptoms and individual needs.

Whether or not you think you have BDD or ORS, if you're preoccupied with perceived flaws in your appearance or body odor concerns that are distressing or interfering with your functioning and enjoyment of life, I can provide helpful input and suggestions for how to feel better and get your life back on track. Even if you've seen other providers, it's likely that I can recommend helpful treatment options.