As a Certified Cat Behaviorist, I'm Trained To Help With Many Behavior Problems Including:

  • Aggression/Biting:
    cat-on-cat or cat-on-people
  • Cat-to-Cat Introductions
  • Litter Box Issues
  • Hyperactivity
  • Play Aggression
  • Late Night or Early Morning Wake-up
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Destructive Behavior/Scratching
  • Excessive Vocalization
  • Compulsive Behavior:
    chewing non-food material or over grooming
  • Food Aggression
  • Excessive Attention Seeking
  • Kitten Socialization:
    cat-to-human, cat-to-environment
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss Counseling

Limited Time Offer : Free 15 Minute Behavior Inquiry For New Clients Only!

Click below to learn more.

Consultation Packages

Because cat-to-cat introductions (and re-introductions) can be so challenging I am now offering a special Cat-to-Cat Introduction Package that adds 4, 15 minute follow-up virtual (or phone) calls at a discount off my regular hourly rate.

Booking is easy. Choose the package below to schedule a virtual or in person. Choose your desired day and time,
and answer a few basic questions. At the end, you’ll be prompted for a credit card payment.
A Zoom or Google Meet link (your choice) will immediately follow by email.

Unsure if a virtual consultation meets your needs? I think they're as effective, and sometimes more so than an in-person visit.
Between seeing videos, having you fill out my behavior questionnaire(s), and seeing a sketch of your home's floor plan I will get a
really good picture of what's going on. And I don't impact your cat's behavior by being physically present. Also, I don't train your
cat; I train you to train your cat, and that works perfectly over Zoom.

Cat-to-Cat Introduction Package

  • Any pre-session guidance that I offer you
  • 60 Minute virtual session
  • Written report and behavior plan
  • 4, 15 minute follow up calls (virtual or phone) during the 60 day support period
  • 60 days of email support

Standard Virtual Consultation

  • Any pre-session guidance that I offer you
  • 60 minute virtual session
  • Written report and behavior plan
  • 60 days of email support

Short Virtual Consultation

  • Any pre-session guidance that I offer you
  • 30 minute virtual session 
  • Written report and behavior plan
  • 30 days of email support

~~ Some behaviors may have a medical cause and should be investigated by a veterinarian first. It is always best practice to have a vet see your cat before a consultation

Success Stories

More Than 150 Five-Star Reviews and Counting

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    stars 5 yellow  Stephen was very kind and shared a lot of great information and ideas for helping my senior cat! It was a very personalized and positive experience! I would highly recommend!

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    stars 5 yellow  What an awesome opportunity! Thank you so much, I learnt a lot about my own cats and about cats in general and felt very welcomed. A unique experience. I think... read more

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  • stars 5 yellow  Meeting with Stephen was absolutely wonderful! He is so knowledgeable and sympathetic about cats with behavioural issues!! This experience was absolutely worth it, you get so much out of it!... read more

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    stars 5 yellow  I can’t recommend Stephen highly enough! Since I booked a little further in advance, he even took some time prior to our private session to get to know more about... read more

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  • stars 5 yellow  Stephen gave me hope that I didn't have before. And he helped give me peace of mind that whatever direction I go I will have support along the way. Thank... read more

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    stars 5 yellow  Stephen did a great job of listening to the issues I am having and delivered a thorough and thoughtful plan that is already starting to show results.

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    stars 5 yellow  Stephen was attentive and knowledgeable. Would recommend!

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Please fill out the appropriate questionnaire no less 24 hours before we meet.

For all non-litter box behavior issues please fill out my Behavior Questionnaire

For litter box issues, please fill out my Litter Box Questionnaire

Educational Webinars

I offer a few educational webinars at local libraries on zoom. See below for more details.

cool cat with sunglasses with headphones, a photo from the cat behavior help decoding mystery of cats webinar

Webinar: Decoding the Mysteries of Cats, or Why Cats Do What They Do

I explain cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that drive cat behavior and help shape their lives including the cycle of predation, the scale of confidence, the mother-kitten relationship between humans and cats and finally how food affects cats and our relationships with them.

My Calendar is below. All times are Eastern.

July 01, 2024
Brockton Public Library
7:00 pm Eastern

September, 05, 2024
ELA Area Public Library
8:00 pm Eastern

September, 17, 2024
Westerly Library
6:30 pm Eastern

October 10, 2024
Winnetka Public Library
8:00 pm Eastern

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Webinar: The Dogs of Chernobyl: A Story of Hope and Resilience

In 2019 I was on a spay/neuter and research campaign for the dogs and cats that descended from the pets left behind after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. This rare look at Chernobyl, the dogs and people who continue to live there, features my photos and videos from athe abandoned towns of Pripyat and Chernobyl City. A story of unexpected resilience, hope, and heroism, it is at times poignant, emotional and ultimately hopeful.

June 10, 2024
ELA Area Public Library
8:00 pm Eastern

June 13, 2024
Bacon Free Library
6:00 pm Eastern

July 09, 2024
West Hartford Public Library
6:30 pm Eastern

If you are a library, organization or company and would like to book either of my webinars
 please contact me at [email protected]

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Contact Me

Creating a Happier World for Cats
& the Humans Who Love Them

Based in New York City, and available virtually over Zoom, worldwide.
New York, NY, 10044



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