Meet our Clinical Team

Clinical Team Leaders

Tova Brody, LCSW

Tova Brody, LCSW

Clinical Director

Tova Brody is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Social Work. She treats clients coping with anxiety, depression, challenging relationships, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, and trauma. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other modalities, Tova utilizes an eclectic approach to help clients build emotional resilience and meet their individual needs.

  • Individual and family therapy
  • Adolescents and adults
  • Specialty: Anxiety, depression, challenging relationships, and trauma

Rachel Dale, PsyD

Clinical Director of Project SARAH

Dr. Dale is a clinical psychologist who received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) as well as a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Northeastern University. Dr. Dale’s dissertation focused on the intergenerational transmission of trauma and resilience among adult grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Additionally, she has assisted with research regarding perinatal mood disorders.

Dr. Dale has received training in psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioral therapies and has worked with individuals across the lifespan. Specifically, Dr. Dale has received in-depth training in dialectical behavioral therapy and TF-CBT. Dr. Dale has experience conducting psychological testing and assessment and sees the value in empowering individuals to learn more about their cognitive and emotional profiles to assist in leading fulfilling and successful lives. Dr. Dale has trained and worked in diverse settings including a day treatment program, outpatient community health clinic, school-based clinics, and most recently before coming to JFS, as a clinical supervisor in the mental health department of a foster care agency. In her most recent work she has focused on providing evidenced based psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents and families as well as clinical supervision to a team of therapists. In her role at the foster care agency she received an Excellence in Practice Award from New York City’s Administration of Children’s Services.

Tali Friedman, LSW

Tali Friedman, LSW

Children's Mental Health Team Leader

Education: Master of Social Work from Hunter College

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Social Skills, Emotion Regulation

Population: Children and Adolescents

Modalities: CBT, IFS, Social-Emotional Learning, The Nurtured Heart Approach

Personal Statement: My goal is to support and empower clients in order to facilitate change in behaviors, develop coping skills to enhance their emotional well-being, to increase their self-awareness, and to create more meaningful interpersonal relationships.

Anne Marie Ramos, LCSW

Anne Marie Ramos, LCSW

Director of Children’s Services, Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor

Anne Marie Ramos has worked for over 35 years as a clinical social worker and supervisor for families and children. As a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, Anne Marie uses her extensive background to provide a skills training class on the use of play therapy in a family setting with children and adolescents. Through her work in mental health and other community settings, as well as current research, Anne Marie found that incorporating caregivers in a dynamic way in treatment sessions improved client outcomes and satisfaction. She presents on this topic nationally and is the author of several publications on this subject. At JFS, Anne Marie is the Director of Children’s Services, as well as the Clinical Coordinator of PALS (Domestic Violence Program) for children, which is run in conjunction with the Passaic County Women’s Center.

  • Child, adolescent, and family therapy
  • Specialty: play therapy
  • Director of Children’s Services
  • PALS Clinical Coordinator
Pearl Ricklis, LCSW

Pearl Ricklis, LCSW

Director, Geriatric and Holocaust Survivor Services

Education: Masters of Social Work from Columbia University

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Family Disconnection, Holocaust Survivor background

Population: Adults

Modalities: Psychodynamic therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Caring for mind and body

Personal Statement: My goal is to meet clients where they are, and help them to progress towards their goals, with warmth and understanding.

Carmit Schmutter, MSW

Carmit Schmutter, MSW

Director, Clinical Case Management (Somaich Achim)

Carmit graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from Yeshiva University and Summa Cum Laude with an MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has worked with a variety of populations including geriatrics, minorities, and inpatient psychiatric clients. She has provided extensive advocacy and support on behalf of many local families. In addition to supervising the Somaich Achim Community Case Management Program, Carmit is a member of the agency’s Leadership Team, partakes in Project SARAH programs, and supports the JFS Resource Center. Carmit has served on several Jewish Family Service committees and is instrumental in coordinating events, providing grants, and making government and community resources readily available for agency clients.

Sharon Zwickler, LCSW

Sharon Zwickler, LCSW

Director of Intake

Education: Master of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Worker

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: Trauma and Marriage Therapy

Population: Adolescents and Adults

Modalities: IFS and EFT

Personal Statement: My goal is to help clients process trauma and live satisfying and meaningful lives.

Psychiatry

Cheryl Blumenfrucht, APN

Psychiatric Services

Cheryl is a devoted psychiatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience in providing compassionate care to individuals of all ages. With a focus on holistic wellness, Cheryl specializes in treating and diagnosing a diverse range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, and thought disorders.

Utilizing a patient-centered approach, Cheryl emphasizes collaboration, empowerment, and cultural sensitivity in her practice. Each session is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of the individual, incorporating both medication management and therapeutic techniques. Cheryl fosters an environment of open communication and shared decision-making, encouraging patients to actively participate in their treatment journey by sharing their concerns, preferences, and aspirations to co-create personalized care plans.

Michelle Grant, APN

Psychiatric Services

Michelle Grant is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. She has been in the mental health field for over ten years and has experience in a variety of clinical settings. Ms. Grant is also a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the New Jersey State Nurses Association.

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication management

Rabbinic Liaison

Rabbi Berel Leiner

Project SARAH Rabbinic Liaison

Rabbi Berel Leiner is the Rabbinical Liaison for Project SARAH, the agency’s domestic violence services program. He is a talmid of Rav Pam, ZT”L and has over 30 years of experience in chinuch. As founder of South Shore High School and Yeshiva Ateres Yaacov in the Five Town, Rav Leiner has demonstrated expertise in building programs from the bottom up. Rav Leiner has also served as Menahel of Elite High School in Brooklyn, Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Emes in Brooklyn, and Principal of Yeshivas Beis Hillel in Passaic, NJ. In addition to his vast experience in school settings, Rav Leiner served for nearly two decades as Head Counselor of major summer camps, where he is responsible for the wellbeing of hundreds of campers and staff. Rav Leiner is especially committed to the development and implementation of creative curricula that bring together a traditional religious and secular education. His unique ability to direct, guide and inspire students, staff and families alike makes Rav Leiner an asset and welcome addition to Project SARAH and JFS.

Vocational Consultant

Chaim Solomon

Vocational Consultant

Chaim started his career in 2006 by developing and growing a pre-vocational and supportive employment program for individuals with developmental disabilities in Monsey. In 2020, he shifted his focus to become an executive recruiter, assisting candidates in securing employment and aiding businesses in finding skilled employees.

Now joining Jewish Family Services, Chaim brings with him a vast network of businesses in the local community and soft skills to obtain employment. He offers services in resume writing, career coaching, interview preparation, and business networking.

Psychology

Noam Joel, PsyD

Director of Quality and Compliance

Dr. Joel is a clinical psychologist who received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) from Yeshiva University where he also received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He has trained and worked in both hospital and outpatient community mental health settings, focusing on individuals across the span of adulthood, from emerging adults to older adults. Dr. Joel’s therapeutic approach encompasses a diverse range of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive, insight-oriented, and experiential interventions. Dr. Joel assists individuals in recognizing and reshaping patterns of thinking, feeling, and behavior that may contribute to difficulties in their lives. His ultimate goal is to empower his clients to cultivate a flexible mindset, fostering personal growth and emotional well-being.

Chana Krupka, PhD

Staff Psychologist
Bio coming shortly

Zahava Pianko, MS Ed, NCSP

School Psychologist Consultant
Zahava is a nationally certified school psychologist with the Secaucus public school district. She received her training from City University of New York, Brooklyn College, earning a masters in education with an advanced certificate in school psychology. Zahava previously worked in NYU during the summers in their specialized program for children with behavioral difficulties. She has a passion for advocating for children’s needs and providing them with everything they need for a successful school experience. She runs a variety of counseling sessions and social skills groups for children in both the regular education and social education program. Zahava also started a therapy dog program in her Publix school district, the first of its kind in the state, utilizing police therapy dogs as well.

David Steinman, PhD

Consulting Psychologist

Dr. David Steinman, PhD has been an assistant professor at Touro College for over thirty years and has taught in graduate programs in social work and mental health counseling. He has designed and coordinated externship and internship programs for graduate students in mental health counseling, social work and psychology. Dr. Steinman has served as the clinical director for several substance abuse programs, ranging from outpatient through 12 oriented residential treatment and therapeutic communities, served as the clinical director for a school based prevention and mental health program and was the director of counseling services at a university. He has spoken widely about substance abuse and other mental health issues, including addressing the United Nations.

Dr. Steinman received his BA with a double major in philosophy and English literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his BTL and ordination from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the Derner Institute, Adelphi University.

Clinical Staff

Yael Baldinger, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Columbia University

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Trauma

Population: Adult Women

Modalities: CBT, ACT

Personal Statement: My goal is to empower individuals by collaborating with them to discover their own path towards growth.

Lyndsay Blashka, LSW

Lyndsay Blashka, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Worker

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Marital Relationships

Population: Adult Women and Couples

Modalities: CBT, IFS, RLT Marital Therapy

Personal Statement: My goal is to empower clients through self discovery, enabling improved relationships with the self and with others.

Shaina Bodenheim, LSW

Shaina Bodenheim, LSW

On-site Coordinator, Club Sequoia

Shaina Bodenheim graduated from NYU’s School of Social Work, with a concentration on issues pertaining to the geriatric population. Before joining Jewish Family Service as the on-site coordinator of the Club SEQUOIA, Mrs. Bodenheim completed training in the areas of dementia and cognitive impairment, with experience coordinating regular social gatherings and events for seniors.

Nancy Cohen, MSW

Nancy Cohen, MSW

Case Manager

Nancy is a graduate of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, where she earned her Master’s degree in social work. She brings over 20 years of Case Management experience in a wide variety of settings. Nancy has a background in medical social work, as well as extensive experience in medical insurance and hospital discharge planning. As a certified SHIP counselor, Nancy works closely with the Passaic County Board of Social Services. She works with clients who are in crisis, and assists them with applying for government and community resources. Responsible with supervising the Support Coordinators at JFS, Nancy ensures the delivery of supports and services to the intellectual and developmentally disabled population that are enrolled with the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Nancy has led several workshops for individuals with chronic medical or mental health conditions, and participates in ongoing meetings with government and community agencies throughout New Jersey.

Sibel Doko, BA

Case Manager

Sibel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology through William Paterson University and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Social Work at Montclair State University. She is looking forward to gaining experience in Case Management, and hopes to continue on her path in helping families across New Jersey!

Donna Frederickson, LPAT, ATR-BC

Donna Frederickson, LPAT, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

Education: Master of Arts (Clinical Art Therapy) from C.W. Post, Long Island University

Licensure: LPAT, ATR-BC

Specialization: Clinical Art Therapy, Trauma, DV, Anxiety, Women’s Groups, Social Skills Training, Anger Management

Population: Youth/Adolescents, Families, Adult Women

Modalities: Clinical Art Therapy, TF-CBT, Brainspotting, IFS, DBT, Psychodrama, Play Therapy, Women’s Groups, Neurosensory Art Interventions

Personal Statement: By using a creative process, along with applied psychological theories, my goal is to facilitate clients to broaden their critical thinking skills; foster self-awareness and self-care; build emotional resilience, reduce/resolve conflicts and anxiety, and improve communication capabilities—all with the objective of inner growth and healing.

Toni Freni, MS, BC-DTR

Toni Freni, MS, BC-DTR

Art Therapist

Education: Master level Dance/Movement Therapist from Hunter College, NY

Licensure: BC-ADTR

Specialization: Anxiety, depression, trauma, body/mind approaches, relaxation

Population: Adults, Children, Families

Modalities: Creative Arts Therapy, DBT, Dance/Movement Therapy, Body/Mind Approaches, Stress-Reduction

Personal Statement: I bring over 35 years of clinical experience to my work, with a strong focus on stress-reduction, empowerment, goal-directed and creative interventions with an emphasis on client’s strengths and agency.

Rossana Gallegos-Veliz, LSW

Clinician
Rossana holds a BA in psychology and an MSW from Montclair State University. Rossana has experience as a Behavioral Assistant, providing support to young individuals within their homes and communities. She has also served as a Paraprofessional in school settings, further honing her skills in guiding and mentoring students. Additionally, Rossana has made significant contributions as a Behavioral Technician working with children on the Autism Spectrum. During her internship at JFS, Rossana gained valuable experience working with adults, providing support and guidance to help them overcome challenges and achieve personal growth.
Passionate about conducting 1:1 therapy with individuals of all ages, Rossana aims to support personal growth and resilience. Looking ahead, Rossana aspires to expand her scope of practice and delve into the intricacies of family systems. Recognizing the profound impact of familial dynamics on individuals’ lives, she is determined to contribute her expertise and support families in fostering healthier, more harmonious relationships.
Rossana is dedicated to empowering individuals and cultivating stronger families.

Naomi Goldman, RN, LAMFT

Clinician

Education: Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kean University

Licensure: LAMFT

Specialization: Couple’s counseling and Family therapy

Population: Adults and all ages of family unit

Modalities: Structural Family Therapy, CBT, EFT

Personal Statement: I am passionate about helping couples and families navigate the challenges they face and fostering improved relationships, whether in a marriage, a family or even with oneself.

Moshe Groman, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Sara Schenirer/Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Relationships

Population: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Modalities: Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Child-centered Play Therapy

Personal Statement: For me, therapy is a healing process that evolves through gradual self-discovery. I help my clients to feel all of their feelings, say anything and everything, and to bring their entire self into the therapy room. The process is the progress; together we journey to a better place.

Cara Harmon, LCSW

Cara Harmon, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Education: Master of Social Work from Rutgers University School of Social Work

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: Domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and other trauma; anxiety; depression

Population: Adults

Modalities: IFS, EMDR, Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Personal Statement: Starting from the first conversation, I prioritize building a safe therapeutic relationship. This sets the ground work for collaboration and a shared understanding of what progress means for each client. — whether it’s moving past stuck spots, healing from trauma, finding hope after loss, or changing behavior patterns.

Sarala Katz, LSW

Clinician, Assistant Director of Senior Services

Education: Master of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Grief

Population: Adolescents, Adults and Seniors

Modalities: CBT, Strength based approach

Personal Statement: I am passionate about helping my clients maximize their potential through personal strengths, social and community networks, and using practical strategies to modify challenging behaviors.

Sari Katz, LSW

Sari Katz, LSW

Clinician

Sari Katz received her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and currently holds a NJ social work license. After graduating, she worked in a nursing home and a dialysis center, gaining experience working with the geriatric population and multiple medical settings. Sari is a Case Manager and Support Coordinator at JFS, and provides supportive counseling, psycho-education, and different concrete resources to her clients and their families to meet their various needs. Sari’s goal is that her genuine care for her clients will help them gain self-confidence that will ultimately empower them to make positive changes in their lives in order to succeed.

Anna Kirshblum, LCSW

Anna Kirshblum, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Education: Master of Social Work from Columbia University

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Bereavement, Infertility issues

Population: Adults

Modalities: Integrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Somatic Interventions

Personal Statement: I help people navigate the inevitable transitions and challenges in life and gain the tools to lead a healthy life.

Chaim Laufer, LSW

Chaim Laufer, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Wurzweiler

Licensure: LSW, LMSW

Population: Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups

Modalities: Psychodynamic approach combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and Psychoeducation

Personal Statement: I work with clients to help them identify the issues that they are facing and understand how those issues impact their lives. I partner with my clients to set goals towards developing skills such as acceptance, alternative perspectives, behavioral changes and insight as a path to living a more meaningful and pleasant life.

Dawn Lax, LSW

Clinician

Dawn received her MSW from Rutgers University and is certified in CBT from Beck Institute. She has experience working in non-profit organizations and in school settings, helping students improve their social skills and coaching parents. Dawn provides individual therapy for children and adults, as well as families, women’s health and parenting.

Abril Lazaro, LCSW

Clinician

Bio coming soon

Adina Lehrfield, LCSW

Clinical Outreach Coordinator

Education: Master of Social Work from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Geriatrics

Population: Adolescents, Adults and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Modalities: Crisis Intervention, Strength-Based Model and Problem Solving

Personal Statement: As Clinical Outreach Coordinator, I am looking forward to addressing the concrete and mental health needs of my clients.

Zipora Levi, LCSW

Zipora Levi, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Education: Masters of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Challenging Relationships

Population: Adults

Modalities: Trauma Informed Focus and pull from CBT and IFS interventions

Personal Statement: I partner with my clients to help them achieve healthy interpersonal relationships, self awareness, and creative positive changes in their lives.

Melissa Lopez, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Montclair State University

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Self Esteem, Codependency, Relationship Difficulties

Population: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Approach, and Mindfulness Techniques

Personal Statement: As a first-generation Latina, I bring a rich understanding of cultural diversity and a dedicated focus on cultural competency to my practice, I am committed to assisting individuals in finding healing, personal growth, and empowerment in their lives. Additionally, I possess expertise in intergenerational trauma and inner child work, powerful modalities for addressing deep-rooted wounds and supporting the healing process. My dedication lies in helping clients develop effective coping skills, enhance self-awareness, and cultivate resilience to navigate life’s challenges. As a Latina therapist, I am fluent in both Spanish and English, facilitating effective communication and providing support to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Currently doing online and in person sessions.

Jen McLean, LPC, NCC

Jen McLean, LPC, NCC

Clinician

Jen graduated with an MS in Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis on addiction treatment and prevention. She has experience working with children, adolescents and families, and help clients deal with anxiety, depression and family challenges. Using interpersonal CBT and other evidence-based treatments, Jen adds compassion and warmth to help empower her clients to foster change in a positive way.

Yehuda E. Morrison, LPC, CSAT

Yehuda E. Morrison, LPC, CSAT

Clinician

Education: Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Touro College

Licensure: LPC, EMDR Certified, CSAT

Specialization: Sex Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD/C-PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Attachment Wounds

Population: 18+

Modalities: EMDR, CSAT, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Ego State Interventions, Trauma Focused, Attachment Based

Personal Statement: Along with a nonjudgmental/humanistic approach, I facilitate a safe therapeutic space to build a positive connection with the goal of helping you overcome overwhelming feelings and begin your healing journey.

Natividad Padierna, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Montclair State University

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Loss/Grief, Identity Issues, Interpersonal Challenges, Parent/Child Dynamics and DV

Population: Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Modalities: CBT and Individualized/Family Support Interventions -English and Spanish

Personal Statement: My goal is to utilize a culturally sensitive trauma-informed family centered practice to help empower and increase resiliency among individuals of all ages. I firmly believe in the importance of building strong therapeutic bonds which encourage personal growth, healing, and recovery.

Esther Pesah, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master’s of Science in Education from Touro University and Masters of Social Work from WNMU School of Social Work

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Anxiety, ADHD, Effective Parenting, Depression and Trauma

Population: Children, Adolescents and Adult Women

Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, and other Psycho-dynamic theories

Personal Statement: My goal is to work with each client to identify and highlight their individual strengths and tailor an approach specific to them to help them build emotional health and resilience.

Jenny Psaki, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work with a Minor in Law from Columbia U, a BFA & BA (Theatre & Psychology) from NYU, Divorce & Family Mediator Training from Rutgers U, and a Qualified ASL Interpreter Certificate from the College of Staten Island

Licensure: LSW (LCSW pending)

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Special Education and ADHD, Gender and Sexuality, Family Court-Related Issues

Population: Teens, Adults, Seniors – Individuals, Couples and Parent/Child

Modalities: Psychodrama, Positive Psychology, Creative & Expressive Art Therapies, Strengths-Based CBT and DBT Skills Work

Personal Statement: I firmly it’s possible to change and/or heal one’s self or family through strength-based, mindful work; with compassionate exploration, humor and creative ‘play’ – whenever possible.

Peter Schessler, LCSW

Peter Schessler, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Education: Master of Social Service, Fordham University School of Social Service

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: All diagnostic entities excluding active psychotic and addictive conditions

Population: Adult Men and Women

Modalities: Psychodynamically Informed Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Flexible Applied

Personal Statement: I help patients work through emotional and psychological impediments toward improved functioning.

Rebecca Schochet, LSW

Rebecca Schochet, LSW

Clinical Case Manager

Rebecca has over a decade of experience in the helping profession, and wears multiple hats at JFS. As a vital member of our Case Management team, Rebecca works with struggling families to assess and prioritize their needs, develop a collaborative service plan, and assist in accessing a range of services designed to stabilize family function. She also helps clients with all insurance related matters and assists them in applying for insurance either through NJ Family Care of GetCovered NJ.

Naftoli Sobel, LCSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Rutgers University

Licensure: LCSW

Specialization: Trauma, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression

Population: Adults, Couples, Families

Modalities: IFS, EFT, Gestalt, Paradoxical Interventions

Personal Statement: My aim is to help clients boost their self-esteem and find relief from stressors by creating a supportive environment characterized by warmth, empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard. I also incorporate ‘out-of-the-box’ interventions and humor to help clients feel seen, heard, and empowered.

Hannah Toran, LSW

Clinician

Hannah is a graduate from Rutgers University School of Social Work and has an extensive background in supporting children and families. With warmth and empathy, Hannah fosters a nurturing space for clients to process emotions and achieve their goals throughout different life stages. Hannah utilizes a trauma-informed approach and incorporates CBT, DBT, and interpersonal psychotherapy when working with clients. A recent member of the Project SARAH team, Hannah focuses on supporting survivors of domestic violence and abuse by referring and linking clients to resources and community support.

Rivky Volovik, LSW

Clinician

Education: Master of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Licensure: LSW

Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma

Population: Adult Women

Modalities: CBT, EMDR, IFS, Motivational Interviewing

Personal Statement: I provide an understanding, empathic and safe environment to support you and partner with you on your journey, highlighting your strengths to help meet your goals.

Paige Weintraub, LCSW

Paige Weintraub, LCSW

Clinician

Paige graduated from Stern YU with BA in development psychology in 2016, and received her MSW from Kean University in 2018. She has experience working with adolescents, adults and hospital patients. Paige enjoys working with adolescents and children, helping them navigate school and personal relationships. She is trained in The Nurtured Heart Approach, and uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, mindfulness and a strengths-based approach. Paige is involved with Project SARAH and coordinates many school trainings including the Child Safety Program for young children, and the Internet Safety Program for middle school students.