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Unveiling the Nuances of Jewish Personality Disorders

Welcome to our dedicated space for exploring and supporting the Jewish community in navigating the profound and complex experiences of personality disorders. Our site features a diverse range of professionals, therapists, and content that look into the nuanced realities of Jewish individuals and families dealing with personality disorders, offering insights and guidance from experts within the community.

The Unique Considerations of Personality Disorders in the Jewish Community

The Jewish experience is deeply rooted in a rich cultural and religious tradition, which can significantly impact the manifestation and understanding of personality disorders within the community. From the importance of maintaining a strong family and communal identity to the complex interplay between spirituality and mental health, Jewish individuals facing personality disorders navigate a unique set of challenges.

Within the tight-knit Jewish community, issues surrounding stigma, access to culturally competent mental health resources, and the balancing of religious/cultural beliefs with modern psychological approaches can all contribute to the unique landscape of personality disorders in this population. Addressing these complexities requires a nuanced understanding of the Jewish experience and a commitment to providing tailored support and interventions.

Watch the videos below to gain insights from Jewish mental health professionals, community leaders, and those who have personally navigated the complexities of personality disorders within the Jewish community. These resources provide a compassionate and culturally sensitive exploration of this profound and often misunderstood experience.

Professionals Who Specialize in Personality issues & disorders

Shimshon Meir Frankel

Coach

Free yourself from the foreign thoughts and unhealthy behaviors that have been keeping your true self at bay.

  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎨 Creative

Moshe Norman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Nina Kaweblum, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Eli Goldberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC

We are all just walking each other home - Ram Dass

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Sarina Hofstatter, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Passion is the driving force behind my work.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Mendel Toron

Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR Certified

β€œThe privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Esti Glauser, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful." (Author Unknown)

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Matthew Mandelbaum

Therapist, PhD, MSEd, MA

Helping You Increase Your Authenticity, Power, & Effectiveness

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Dr. Yosef Tropper, PsyD

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, LCPC, LMHC, LPC

Every wall is a door. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Yehuda (Hudi) Kowalsky

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Cultivating Spontaneity | Trauma-Focused & Family Therapist

Levi Rapoport

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

There's more to you than just you

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging

Shayna Shafier, MHC-LP

Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Limited Permit

Safety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection - Gabor MatΓ©

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Rivky Weiss

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Dr. Chaya Rubin

Therapist, Ph.D.

  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Roxanne Singer

Psychiatric Medication Provider, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, AGPCNP-NC, AGNP-C, CDCES

No matter where your path to wellness may lead, you can trust that I will be there to guide you every step of the way.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm

Michael Hartman, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Those who have a β€˜why’ to live, can bear with almost any β€˜how’. - Viktor Frankl

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Pnina Braun (Nina Reiss)

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Therapist, LMFT

Take the reins to steer your life on a new path to achieve your dreams, enhance your love life, and develop positive connections.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Yitzchok Wagshul, Ph.D.

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, Ph.D

Therapy is a work of heart.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Chava Abramovitz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

We are hurt in relationship, and we heal in relationship.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’­ Open minded

Chanan Davis, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul.” - Carl Jung

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering

Esther Brodt, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Within each of us lies the power to access healing and the possibility of moving towards living with more meaning, contentment and ease

  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ™ Spiritual
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🌎 Holistic

Simona Noaghiul Yland

Therapist, MD, MPH, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Fully mindful of each moment. ... "You cannot add more minutes to a day, but you can utilize each one to the fullest

Mindy Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

We are more awake, alive, and complex than we know.

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Eli Kaufman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Tzippy Farhy, LCPC

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor,LCPC, NCC

Embrace your core and believe in your instrinsic power to change your world.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Caryn Guttman-Weber, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Elliott Blitenthal

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. -Carl Jung

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging

Penina Pultman

Psychiatric Medication Provider, DMSC, PA-C

With you every step of the way

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Aaron Silverman

Therapist, LMSW

#gettingtohappy

  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ”₯ Energetic

Cara London

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Jennifer Gould, LPC, NCC

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

β€œVulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity." Brene Brown

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Miriam Porat

Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist

There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life - Tara Brach

Tziporah Eisenstein, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

You can free up headspace, understand your life in context, and experiment with new ways of being to create a brighter future.

  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Jill Mirlis

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, PsyD

The client is the expert in their own life

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Shlomo Zalman Kaufman, MHC

Therapist, Mental Health Counselor

I will support and encourage you, while also challenging you to explore and overcome obstacles.

  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Sheefra Blume

Coach, Certified Enlifted Coach; Clinical Herbalist

She believed she could, and so she did.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, PsyD

לא Χ’ΧœΧ™Χš Χ”ΧžΧœΧΧ›Χ” ΧœΧ’ΧžΧ•Χ¨ Χ•ΧœΧ אΧͺΧ” Χ‘ΧŸ Χ—Χ•Χ¨Χ™ΧŸ ΧœΧ”Χ‘Χ˜Χœ ΧžΧžΧ Χ”

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Sarah Green

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, PsyD

My goal is to empower you to achieve your desired outcomes and create a more fulfilling life.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Jacob (Chezki) Finkelstein

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, MTL, MSCC, LPC

Because you have it in you.

Kimberly Johnson

Therapist, PhD, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

balance your human being with your human doing

Strategies for Supporting Jewish Individuals with Personality Disorders

Addressing personality disorders within the Jewish community requires a multifaceted approach that honors the cultural, spiritual, and social factors that shape the lived experiences of this population. Effective interventions must acknowledge the unique values, traditions, and community dynamics that influence the manifestation and treatment of personality disorders among Jewish individuals and families.

This includes therapy modalities that respect religious beliefs, community-based support networks that foster a sense of belonging and understanding, and educational initiatives that destigmatize mental health challenges within the Jewish community. By adopting a holistic, culturally sensitive approach, we can empower Jewish individuals and families to navigate the complexities of personality disorders with greater resilience and wellbeing.

Cultivating Healing and Resilience in the Jewish Community

Fostering healing and resilience within the Jewish community requires a deep understanding of the interplay between personality disorders, cultural identity, and spiritual beliefs. This involves seeking guidance from professionals who have extensive experience working with the Jewish population, as well as developing community-based resources that address the unique needs and sensitivities of this community.

By providing access to culturally competent mental health services, strengthening support systems within the Jewish community, and promoting education and awareness around personality disorders, we can help Jewish individuals and families overcome the challenges they face. This can lead to improved mental health outcomes, stronger family and communal connections, and a greater sense of empowerment and resilience within the Jewish community.

It is important to note that our professionals are experts in their fields, bringing both clinical expertise and a deep understanding of the Jewish experience to their work.

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