When selecting a therapist, it is important to find a therapist who can understand your culture and background.
In addition, you should find a therapist -- whether a psychologist, psychiatrist, addiction specialist, marriage and family therapist, or social worker -- who shares your values and outlook -- your hashkafa. This is especially true for members of the Orthodox Jewish community, whose culture and values may be quite different from those of the secular world around us.
For many frum people, the already difficult process of going for therapy will be easier when working with a frum therapist.
The frum community has special needs and special concerns when selecting a therapist. As a frum person myself, I understand these special considerations and provide a safe and supportive environment for frum people looking for help. I have worked with clients from across the Orthodox Jewish spectrum, as well as non-frum Jews and gentiles.
I strive to provide a positive, nurturing, and nonjudgmental atmosphere for all my clients, wherever they are in their personal religious observance.
My offices in Midtown Manhattan and Monsey are conveniently located and easily reachable from many Jewish neighborhoods in the Greater New York area, such as: Brooklyn (including Crown Heights, Flatbush, Boro Park, Kensington, and Williamsburg), Queens (including Kew Gardens Hills, Hillcrest, and Flushing), Teaneck, Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Manhattan, Monsey (including Wesley Hills, Spring Valley, Forshay, Pomona, and New Hempstead), Monroe, Staten Island, Washington Heights, Riverdale, Englewood, Far Rockaway, the Five Towns (including Woodmere, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, and Hewlett), Long Island, and New Jersey.