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Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R

Therapist, Psychotherapist, LCSW

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Why Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R chose to be in the helping profession

Having been raised in a family dedicated to the service of the Jewish community, I found myself immersed in the diverse tapestry of life from a young age. Interacting with individuals from varied backgrounds within the Jewish spectrum, I witnessed the myriad of struggles they grappled with — whether stemming from internal wounds or intricate family dynamics.

This exposure stirred within me a profound sense of duty to contribute towards the restoration and healing of the Jewish community. I felt a calling to address the nuanced challenges arising from child, adult or familial traumatic experiences, the grief accompanied by loss, chronic illness, significant life transitions, or profound spiritual concerns. My professional commitment lies in the facilitation of healing processes within the community, with a focus on these intricate aspects of the human experience.

Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R's approach

In my practice, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy utilizing an experiential and trauma-focused framework within an environment that upholds respect and is free from judgment. My aim is to guide individuals through the intricate layers of their emotional distress stemming from past or recent experiences, including abuse, neglect, grief/loss, childhood trauma, medical trauma, complex trauma, and ruptured relationships.

To achieve this, I draw upon various therapeutic modalities, such as Somatic Intervention, IFS (Internal Family Systems), Psychodrama, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), psychodynamic approaches, guided imagery, mindfulness, meditative therapy, relaxation techniques and other established treatment models. My focus extends to attachment and developmental trauma, particularly childhood trauma. I possess a keen understanding of how trauma can disrupt the mind/body/self-relationship, and I work to re-establish that connection.

Beyond conventional talk therapy, my integrative approach aims to attune to my clients, offering a transformative experience for the Self. This involves re-experiencing oneself, others, and the world in a healthier manner than perceived during earlier traumatic experiences.

In addition to individual sessions, I conduct psychoeducational and growth-oriented groups that incorporate creative outlets such as poetry, journaling, film, art, guided imagery, breathing exercises, and mindfulness.

My work is guided by principles of integrity, kindness, honesty, respect, ethics, and the establishment of clear boundaries. I firmly believe in the collaborative nature of therapy, viewing it as a partnership between the client and therapist, providing a space for individuals to be genuinely seen and heard.

What you can expect from sessions with Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R

My commitment to you is centered on creating a secure and non-judgmental space infused with compassion, fostering an environment where trust can naturally flourish. I approach each individual I work with as a distinct person on a unique journey shaped by their values and aspirations. Our collaborative process involves peeling back layers in a gentle manner, promoting self-awareness, examining fresh perspectives, and fostering a clearer, healthier connection to the Self and one's identity.

In cases where there's a history of trauma, our exploration is conducted with utmost sensitivity and respect. We navigate these layers delicately, providing room for the parts of you that crave expression and understanding. Our sessions are dedicated to allowing these aspects of your experience to have a voice and be acknowledged.

Chavie Brumer, LCSW-R's experience working with the Jewish community

Since 1997, my professional path has involved collaborating with diverse Jewish communities, encompassing individuals from various religious affiliations and those identifying with both Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Aydot Hamizrach groups. I've had the privilege of engaging with people across the religious spectrum, accommodating both those who embrace religious traditions and those with a more secular orientation.

I firmly believe in the alignment of Jewish values with the principles of therapeutic healing and coping. Throughout my work, I invite individuals to openly share the impact of their Jewish roots and practices on their lives. Some find it challenging to separate their Jewish spiritual selves from other aspects of their lives, and I recognize the significance of incorporating this interconnectedness into our therapy sessions when relevant.

I approach each individual's unique experiences and perspectives with sensitivity, recognizing the intertwined nature of their Jewish identity with their broader life narrative. This inclusive approach allows for a richer exploration of how Jewish values contribute to therapeutic healing and personal growth.

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Languages spoken

English

People I work with

Adults Elders (65+)

Personal religious affiliations

Orthodox

Jewish community experience

Extensive

Licensed to work in

New Jersey, New York

Where people can see me in person

Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

27 years in practice

Licences

  • LCSW by New York 1/23/01. License number 062964
  • LCSW by New Jersey 44SC05302400

Degrees

  • BA (Psychology) by York University 1994
  • BSW by York University 1995
  • MSW by Wurzweiler School of Social Work 1997
  • MBA (Non Profit Management) by Tour University Worldwide 2017

Awards

  • Benaroche Hazan Award in Sephardic Studies by York University 1994

Certificates

  • EMDR by EMDRIA Institute 2013
  • Somatic Intervention by Riki Bernstien SI Institute 2022
  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy by Pain Reprocessing Therapy Center 2022
  • Building A Lasting Connection Couples Workshop® by Building A Lasting Connection Couples Workshop® 2023
  • Teacher's Certificate by Michlalah College 1992

Trainings

  • Family Therapy by The Ackerman Institute for the Family 2001
  • Somatic Experiencing for Chronic Pain by PESI 2022
  • Drama Therapy by Creative Arts Center of NY 2011
  • DBT by FEGS NY 2006
  • Psychodrama by The Psychodrama Institute of NY 2003
  • Sexual Abuse Training by Ackerman Institute for the Family NY 2001
  • Family Therapy Training by Mt. Laurel Institute for the Family 2002

Affiliations

  • Member by Nefesh 2000
  • Member by EMDRIA 2013

Average costs per session

$170 - $220

Payment Methods

  • Sliding Scale
  • Free consultation
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle Quick Pay

What my clients have to say about working with me:

  • "I never understood how stuck I was in my past until I worked through my childhood trauma with Chavie. She was so kind and in tune with me and she really helped me release and heal from a lot of painful things. I feel good about myself now."

    NG
  • "Chavie has helped me immensely in my personal and professional growth. She has been a constant source of support and has helped me successfully navigate my roles as both a therapist and a clinical supervisor. Her insights and recommendations are invaluable to me. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a supervisor, coach or therapist."

    RS
  • "Chavie helped me and my husband understand how past trauma can get in the way of our relationship today. I feel that she helped us heal from our traumas and so that we can now be happy with each other today."

    ES

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