Monday, August 01, 2011

Mental Health Professionals Experienced With Sexual Trauma Serving the Jewish Community

The licensed mental health professionals listed below were suggested by survivors of sexual abuse/assault who found these individuals to be helpful in their healing process.

Disclaimer: Inclusion in this website does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. Individuals must decide for themselves if the resources meet their own personal needs. 


Kathleen Young, PhD
Experienced working with both male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Also offers online therapy.


A. Steven Frankel, PhD
Phone: 925-283-4800
Experienced working with PTSD and Dissociation.

Los Angeles
Cynthia A Henrie, MFT, BCETS

Andrew Susskind, LCSW

Carolyn J. Braddock, MA, PC 
Phone/Fax: 805-640-3744
Provides workshops on the The Braddock Body Process for survivors, professional training and consultations/coaching, Retreats and Intensives for individuals, couples and families.

Santa Monica
Rape Treatment Center, UCLA Medical Center
1250 Sixteenth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 


District of Columbia (Washington DC)

Richard Chefetz, MD
Phone: 202-966-0224
4612 49th St., NW, Washington DC 20016
Specializing in PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

Christine Courtois, PhD 
Phone: 202-955-5652
3 Washington Circle, NW, Suite 206, Washington DC  20037
Specializing in PTSD and Dissociative Disorders


Florida Coalition Against Sexual Violence
Phone: 888-956-7273
A statewide organization committed to victims and survivors of sexual violence and the rape crisis programs who serve them.


Rusti Klien, MSW, MFT, LCSW
Phone: 706-369-0697
Specializing in PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.
Experienced working with orthodox survivors.


ICASA (Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
Phone: 217-753-4117
ICASA consists of 33 sexual assault crisis centers and 26 satellite offices. Each center and satellite responds to victims of sexual assault. Staff and volunteers provide counseling, education and advocacy for victims and their families regardless of age, race or income.

Jeff Levy, MSW, LCSW
Phone: 773-880-1314
Specializing in working with gay male survivors of sexual trauma

Kathleen Young, PhD
773- 381-1922
Experienced working with both male and female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Also offers online therapy.

Gail Roy, MA, ATR, LCPC  
Phone:  (815) 469-4366
Specializing in Trauma, and creative therapies.

Oak Park
Richard Schwartz, PhD. LMFT
Center for Self Leadership
PO Box 3969, Oak Park, IL 60303
Phone: 708-383-2659
Fax: 708-383-2399

Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, LCSW
Center for Contextual Change
9239 Gross Point Rd., Ste. 300, Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 676-4447 

Vicki Polin, MA, LCPC
A Creative Healing Center
Trauma, Recovery and Empowerment Services
P.O. Box 4824, Skokie, IL 60076

Specializing in adult survivors of trauma.  Offers both verbal and creative therapies.  Experienced working with orthodox survivors (male and female).


Robert Benedek, PhD
15 Walker Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Experienced working with orthodox survivors (male and female).
Pro Bono Counseling Project of Maryland
Pro Bono Counseling Project hooks up individuals who can't afford counseling with private practice mental health providers who volunteer their services.  They have some therapists who specialize in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Joyanna Silberg, PhD 
Experenced working with sexually abused children.  Experienced working with orthodox survivors.

Owings Mills
Eena Bass-Feld, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC
Turn Around
10806 Reisterstown Rd., Suite 1-B, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Phone: (410) 998-9520
Individual and group therapy.
Art and verbal therapy.

Wendy Hoffman, MSW, LCSW-C
Individual counseling for survivors of sexual violence.


St. Paul
Mic Hunter, PhD, LMFT
357 Kellogg blvd., East, St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-224-4335
Experienced working with both male and female survivors.  Author of several books on child sexual abuse.


Mark Schwartz, PhD 
Castlewood Treatment Center 
800 Holland Rd., Ballwin, MO 63021
Phone: 636-386-6611
Experienced working with both adult and children who have been sexually victimized, eating disorders and also has experience working with Juvenile Sex offenders and sexually reactive children.  Clinical Director of Masters and Johnson Sexual Trauma Program

Nan Karl, MSW, LCSW
Phone: 314-403-7037
25 South Meramec Avenue, Suite 321T, Clayton, MO
Experienced working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse and the treatment of adolescent sex offenders and abuse reactive older children.

St. Louis
Donald Jeffries, MSW
Phone: 314-832-9415
Maiposa Men's Wellness Institute
P.O. Box 190372, St. Louis, MO
Specializes in working wiht Male survivors of sexual abuse.

Daniel Levin, PhD
Phone: 314-567-1044, ext. 1
8515 Delmar Ave., Ste. 220, St. Louis, MO  63124
Specializes in working with both adults and child survivors of child abuse. 

New Jersey

Ava Schlesinger, MSW, LCSW
Phone: 908-277-2790 Works with both adults and children.  Experienced with PTSD and Dissociation

New York

Phone: 212-229-0345
27 Christopher Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014
The mission of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is to develop and advance strategies, policies and responses that prevent sexual violence and limit its destabilizing effects on victims, families and communities.

Marcelo Abramovich, LCSW-R
Phone: 212-655-3045
138 W. 25th Street, Ste. 623, New York, NNY
Experienced working with gay survivors of sexual abuse/assault.
Phone: (212) 799-5723  Fax: (212) 877-6030
Women's Mental Health Consortium, 205 West End Avenue, Apt. 1A, New York, NY 10023
Experienced working with female survivors, orthodox survivors.

Lisa Gilman, LCSW
Phone:  212-727-7591
Experienced working with both male and female survivors, orthodox survivors, PTSD and dissociative disorders.

Sarah Gundle, PsyD. 
Phone: 646-256-9233
450 West 24th Street Suite 1F, New York, NY 10011
Fluent in English and Hebrew.
Experienced working with both male and female survivors, orthodox survivors, addictions, eating disorders, self injury, dissociative disorders.  
Offers both individual and groups.
Sensitive to gay/lesbian issues and sexual identity issues.

Jenny Heinz, LCSW, BCD 
Phone: 212-362-0606
Experienced working with dissociation and PTSD.  Experienced with clergy sexual abuse and working with orthodox survivors.

Incest and Rape Recovery Center
Phone: 212-598-4218
Supports, vitalizes, organizes, and advocates for survivors of sexual abuse who seek healing in community.  Offers workshops and low-fee drop-in groups. Certified in the Rubenfeld Synergy Method®. 

John Markowitz, MD
Phone:  212-543-6283

New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University
1051 Riverside Drive, Ste. 129, New York, NY 10032 
Psychiatrist experienced working with male survivors of sexual abuse/assault.

Murray David Schane, MD
Phone: 212-864-0951
350 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025
Psychiatrist experienced working with male survivors of sexual abuse/assault.

Cheryl Seaman, MD
Phone: 917-687-8901
Psychiatrist.  Experienced working with PTSD and dissociation.  

Shielagh Shusta-Hochberg, PhD
Phone: 212-777-0775
Experienced working with PTSD and dissociation. 

Brad Foote, MD
Phone: 718-231-6964

Psychiatrist.  Specializes in dissociation and PTSD. Experienced working with orthodox survivors.


CAMBA : Rape Crisis Services
885 Flatbush Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: 718- 282-5575
Hotline: 800-310-2449
All services are free and confidential. Legal and medical advocacy.  Assistance with filing compensation claims with the Crime Victims Board. Crisis counseling through 24-hour hotline.  Individual and group counseling.  Information and referrals.

Gavriel Fagin, MSW, LCSW 
Phone: 917-257-8626
441 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn NY
Fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish.
Experienced working with both male and female survivors, orthodox survivors

Dov Finkelstien, MSW
Phone: 718-787-1100
Sephardic Bikur Cholim, 425 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Experienced working with both male and female survivors, orthodox survivors

Moshe Preiser, PhD
Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Experienced working with both male and female survivors, orthodox survivors

Barbara Walters, MPS, MSW, LCSW
10 Plaza St., Brookyn, Y 11238
Experienced with survivors of child abuse of both genders and of al sexual orientations.

Michael J. Salamon, PhD  
Phone: 516-596-0073  Fax: 516-599-5698
Adult Developmental Center (ADC), 1728 Broadway, Hewlett, NY, 11557
Works with Adults, Adolescents and Children. Experienced with male survivors, the Orthodox community, Holocaust survivors, sex offenders (both adults and children), sexually reactive children, eating disorders, self mutilation, chemical dependency, sex addictions, bereavement issues, PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Sexual Identity Issues, biofeedback, and psychological testing.  Also offers group therapy for survivors (both male and female survivors).  Fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Ruth Levi, MSW, LCSW
Experienced working with female survivors, orthodox survivors.

Staten Island (Near Brooklyn)
Ed Crowley, CSW
Work: 718-227-0758
3974 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10308
Works with adolescents and young men with history of childhood trauma.  Experienced with addiction and with survivors who are gay.

Stephanie Stolar. LMHC
Phone: 518-271-3705
Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program
2215 Burdett Ave., Troy, NY 12180
All services are free and confidential.  No insurance neeed.  24 hour hotline: 518-271-3257


Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIII
Phone: 216-619-6194
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center 
The Leader Building, 526 Superior Ave, Ste. 1400, Cleveland, OH 441121
Experienced working with survivors of sexual trauma and with chemical dependency issues.  Fluent in English and German.

Howard Fradkin, PhD, LICDC
Phone: 614-445-8277
A Center for Psychotherapy and Growth
918 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH  43206 Specializes in working with male survivors of sexual abuse/assault, and experienced working with chemical dependency issues.


Jill Maier, MA, LPC
Phone: 215-749-2433
Still Waters - Holistic Health Therapies
2305 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130
Specializes in working with trauma survivors in a holistic manner.


Falls Church
Joan Turkus, PhD.
200 Little Falls St., Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: 703-532-4200
Experienced with PTSD and Dissociative Disorders


Frances Waters, MFT, LCSW, MSW
Experienced working with children who have PTSD and or Dissociative Disorders.


British Columbia
* Victoria 
Sandra Wieland, PhD
Experienced working with children and adolescents with PTSD and or dissociative disorders.

* Ontario
Nancy N. Mayer, MSW, RSW
1849 Yonge Street, Suite 605
Toronto, ON, M4S 1Y2



The Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel
Rape Crisis Hotline, Groups, Legal Advocacy, Victim-Witness Assistance Program

Site in Hebrew.  Experienced working with orthodox survivors.

Israel Association for Child Protection (ELI) 
Not only deal with child abuse prevention, awareness, hotline, and treatment for victims and family, but also have a teen offender program.   Hebrew website

Religious Men's Hotline
Phone: 02 5328000, evenings.  At other times leave message. Referrals available for male survivors of sexual violence

Trauma and Dissociation - Israel (TDIL)  is a component group of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and is affiliated with the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD).TDIL serves as the professional home for Israeli mental health professionals, physicians, social workers, and counselors who are interested in trauma and dissociation.  Hebrew website

DN Emek Bet Shean
Frances R. Yoeli, MFT, LCSW
Experienced working with adults with PTSD and Dissociation

Eli Somer, Phd and Liora Somer
+972-4-838-1999 Experienced working with adults with PTSD and Dissociation.  Founder of the Trauma-Dissociation-Israel component group of the ISSTD

The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma was founded by professionals in the field of traumatic stress to promote the development of services for trauma survivors and to advance the treatment of trauma survivors throughout Israel. Furthermore, the Center aims to function as a national and international resource center for both mental health professionals and the average Israeli in need of information. Experienced working with orthodox survivors

Ramat Gan
David Ribner, PhD 
Bar-Ilan Univeristy
School of Social Work, Ramat Gan  52900, Israel
Experienced working with orthodox survivors.

Tel Aviv
Bonnie Simone, MSW
Experienced working with PTSD and dissociation.  Experienced with orthodox survivors


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