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Understanding Trauma in the Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to our dedicated space for discussing and addressing trauma within the Jewish community. Our site features a diverse range of professionals, therapists, and content focused on understanding and healing from trauma in the Jewish community.

Unique Challenges of Trauma in the Jewish Community

When individuals within the Jewish community experience trauma, which is often shaped by distinct cultural, historical, and religious factors, it represents a specific category of challenges faced by this group. Intergenerational trauma, religious abuse, and the impact of antisemitism are all examples of the unique forms of trauma that can affect the Jewish community. This trauma can manifest in various ways, impacting mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Watch the videos below to gain insights from Jewish professionals, therapists, and advocates. These resources offer extensive knowledge on addressing trauma within the Jewish community, providing expert guidance and culturally sensitive techniques.

Can you be yourself in therapy?

One tasks of therapy is to develop deeper self compassion and acceptance. In order for this to happen you need to feel that your therapist has authentic compassion for, and…

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Maintaining Therapeutic Gains

Maintaining Therapeutic Gains by Gershon Basch, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

When Jacob* had started seeing me, he had been in a pretty good place. He had just stopped with his previous therapist, who was moving out of the area. He…

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Dependency in Therapy

Dependency in Therapy by Shayna Shafier, MHC-LP, Mental Health Counselor, Limited Permit

Am I too dependent on my therapist?         This is a question that many people in therapy find themselves asking. Especially people with a history of attachment wounding…

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How long does it take to treat insomnia….and other common Cbt-I questions

The following are some commonly asked questions about Cbt-I. Feel free to comment on this article with more questions. I have insomnia for 20 years, is it going to take…

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Professionals Who Specialize in Trauma

Moshe Sosover, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

I empower clients to delve into their inner selves.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener

Tracy Singer, Psy.D.

Therapist, Licensed Psychologist, Psy.D.

I now see that owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do- Brene Brown

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Stacey Shapiro, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

As you teach, you learn.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Naomi Franklin

Therapist, LCSW-R; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Rachel Yaghobian, Ms.Ed

Coach, Ms.Ed, RMMC

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Orly Bentata Goldenberg, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Smart Therapy

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Shimshon Meir Frankel

Coach

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

  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎨 Creative

Rebecca Marcus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Shira Pomrantz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your journey to self-discovery, emotional healing, and inner peace begins here.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Ari Perl

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sometimes therapy is about dealing with a problem, sometimes it's about clarifying that there isn't a problem.

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic

Mendel Toron

Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR Certified

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Rachel Steinhardt, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Understanding and Addressing Trauma within the Jewish Community

Trauma is a pressing concern across various communities, with the Jewish community facing its own specific obstacles. While the broader societal understanding of trauma exists, the intricacies of historical and cultural experiences within the Jewish community add layers of complexity. Trauma within the Jewish community can affect individuals regardless of age, gender, or background, highlighting the need for awareness and targeted interventions.

Strategies for Addressing Trauma in the Jewish Community

Effective support and treatment for Jewish individuals experiencing trauma necessitate approaches that are culturally and religiously attuned. This encompasses therapy that respects religious beliefs and cultural practices, community support networks that provide a sense of belonging and understanding, and accessible resources for healing and recovery. Tailored therapies and interventions are developed to address the specific facets of trauma within the Jewish community. It's crucial to seek professional guidance to navigate these challenges effectively, ensuring a path towards healing and resilience. It's important to note that our professionals are experts in their fields, bringing both specialized knowledge and a deep understanding of cultural nuances to their work.

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