Dr. Arnoff has been learning American Sign Language and been passionate about Deaf culture since elementary school. She is excited to bring accessible therapeutic services back to the Hudson Valley.
She is conscious about how Deaf people’s lives are shaped by their identities and experiences as members of this cultural and linguistic minority group, as well as the many other intersectionalities in their lives. Therapy and assessment services are delivered in a way that takes into account language, as well as cultural norms and values.
With a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University’s Deaf Studies Program and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University, Dr. Arnoff understands the importance of direct communication and is fluent in American Sign Language and committed to providing culturally competent services.
To give a window into Dr. Arnoff's experience, she spent her senior year of college working at Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts as the only hearing employee. Once at Gallaudet, courses are taught voice-off, without an interpreter, and she even taught a few undergraduate courses in American Sign Language herself!