Chanan Davis

Therapist, LMFT

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Chanan Davis
"Trauma-Focused therapy"

Why I chose to be in the helping profession

Frum Therapist in Lakewood, NJ

I work from a trauma-focused perspective. Trauma in this context doesn't only refer to life-threatening events such as a car accident or being mugged. It also referrs to any event that was too difficult to handle at the time that it happened. When a traumatic event occurs, a person's system is overwhelmed and cannot make sense of that event. Most mental health issues are directly caused by unprocessed traumatic events. With a trauma approach, the question to ask is not, "What is wrong with you," but rather, "What happened to you?"

Some examples of traumatic events that affect people even later in life might include:
Emotional or verbal abuse
Parents having a personality issue or being overwhelmed and not able to parent effectively
Death of a parent or sibling
Illness in the client or in a family member
Physical or sexual abuse
Having a frightening panic attack

To move past these unprocessed memories, I use a variety of powerful techniques including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and ego-state therapy. I work with the client to formulate goals and a focused plan to work through the issues at a pace that is right for the client.

Jewish Therapist serving the frum community in Lakewood, NJ


  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Inner child work
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Somatic


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn's
  • Depression
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional defiance disorder
  • Personality issues & disorders
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Religious Identity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transitions & Change
  • Trauma

Languages spoken


People I work with

Couples Adults Individuals

Personal religious affiliations


Jewish community experience


216 River Avenue

7 years in practice


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by NJ 2018. License number 37FI00187200


Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy by Touro University Worldwide 2014


EMDR by EMDR Insititue 2017
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 2020

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Sliding Scale
  • ACH Bank Transfer

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