Dr. Michelle Friedman did her undergraduate work at Barnard College where she majored in religion. After medical school at the New York University School of Medicine, she did an internship in medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital and then a residency in psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center where she is on staff as an associate clinical professor of psychiatry. She then went on to receive a certificate in psychoanalysis at the Columbia University Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Friedman’s chief interests are the interface between psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology and the interface between psychiatry and religious life. She has published in both fields in the academic and popular press. Currently, in addition to her private practice, she is the director of pastoral counseling at YCT (Yeshivat Chovevei Torah) Rabbinical School in New York.