Month: June 2017

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Founder and President at Refuat Hanefesh
Dr. Ariel Mintz grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After spending two years learning in Israel, at Derech Eitz Chaim and Shaalivm, he earned his BA in Psychology at Yeshiva Univesity in New York. He went on to obtain his MD at Oakland University William Beaumont School of medicine and trained in adult psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and is a practicing psychiatrist in Cleveland, Ohio. He has received awards for his research, academic performance, and service to the Jewish community. He has a supportive and talented wife and three wonderful children. He is very passionate about destigmatizing mental illness and bringing comfort to those who are suffering. Ariel can be reached at arielmintz@refuathanefesh.org.
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In this week’s Torah portion (Korach), we witness one of the most famous biblical arguments. Korach gathered a group of people to contest the power of Moshe and Aharon. Moshe and Aharon attempted to discuss the matter with those who felt slighted. However, their opponents stayed firm refusing to enter into conversation and ultimately greater Read More …

Marriage Advisor at Refuat Hanefesh
Rabbi Dani Bauer, originally from Brooklyn, NY, earned a Bachelor’s of Talmudic Law at Yeshivat Sha'alvim in Israel and a Bachelor's in Psychology at Lander College for Men. He obtained Semicha at Yeshiva University and received an M.S. in Jewish Education from the Azrieli School of Education. Rabbi Bauer has served as a rabbinic intern at the Roslyn Synagogue, a Kollel instructor at DRS High School, a Beit Midrash Fellow at SAR High School, and youth director in Bais Medrash of Bergenfield. He has been teaching Gemara and Tanach at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Philadelphia since 2013. He is currently studying at the Council for Relationships in a post-graduate certification program for marriage and family therapy.
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We all grow up in different environments with different standards for how to communicate. Yet, we often expect others to understand and conform to the way that we grew up. When it comes to communication in a relationship, one of the most common difficulties is learning the partner’s different styles and communication patterns.

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Founder and President at Refuat Hanefesh
Dr. Ariel Mintz grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After spending two years learning in Israel, at Derech Eitz Chaim and Shaalivm, he earned his BA in Psychology at Yeshiva Univesity in New York. He went on to obtain his MD at Oakland University William Beaumont School of medicine and trained in adult psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and is a practicing psychiatrist in Cleveland, Ohio. He has received awards for his research, academic performance, and service to the Jewish community. He has a supportive and talented wife and three wonderful children. He is very passionate about destigmatizing mental illness and bringing comfort to those who are suffering. Ariel can be reached at arielmintz@refuathanefesh.org.
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In this week’s Torah portion (Shelach), spies are sent to explore Israel in preparation for conquest. They were given several tasks including assessing whether the land was fat or thin. The Ohr Hachaim interprets this to mean, is the land capable of producing healthy produce year after year or are the nutrients quickly depleted, requiring a fallow Read More …

Support Room Facilitator at Refuat Hanefesh
Yocheved Rabinowitz, LCSW graduated from Fordham University with a masters degree in social work. Her passion for psychology became apparent as a middle-school teacher and coupled with an innate fascination of human behavior, it morphed into a dedicated interest in helping adolescents and adults make positive change in their lives. Filled with curiosity and empathy, she has an interest in helping people live a more authentic and fulfilled life. She specializes in treating trauma, addictions, disordered eating, eating disorders and relationship concerns. Yocheved has presented on various topics including living authentically and effective ways to reach difficult teens. Yocheved currently works out of her private practice in Brooklyn, NY.
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As someone who works with women struggling with eating disorders, I often hear that mothers are to blame for a child’s eating disorder. Mothers in my office will oftentimes offer defensive statements such as, “I am naturally thin; What can I do about it?” Or, “I like to eat healthy; I didn’t know why my daughter Read More …

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Founder and President at Refuat Hanefesh
Dr. Ariel Mintz grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After spending two years learning in Israel, at Derech Eitz Chaim and Shaalivm, he earned his BA in Psychology at Yeshiva Univesity in New York. He went on to obtain his MD at Oakland University William Beaumont School of medicine and trained in adult psychiatry at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and is a practicing psychiatrist in Cleveland, Ohio. He has received awards for his research, academic performance, and service to the Jewish community. He has a supportive and talented wife and three wonderful children. He is very passionate about destigmatizing mental illness and bringing comfort to those who are suffering. Ariel can be reached at arielmintz@refuathanefesh.org.
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In this week’s Torah portion (Behalotcha), we are told the Jews in the desert would rest and travel at God’s command. Sometimes they would rest for a year and other times just hours. The Ohr Hachaim points out that the Jews obeyed regardless of if they were exhausted or if they wanted to travel further. They never complained about the constant uncertainty of Read More …

Intellectual Disabilities Advisor at Refuat Hanefesh
Dr. Stephen Glicksman received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He works at Women's League Community Residences in Brooklyn, New York, a life-span social services organization meeting the needs of children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities along with their families. He is also an adjunct associate professor at Yeshiva College and the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. In addition, Dr. Glicksman is the Consultant Psychologist for the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) in Lakewood, New Jersey and has a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey. Dr. Glicksman has presented on a variety of developmental topics at numerous professional conferences and his research has been published in both national and international scientific journals.
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Many years ago, I started a support group for teenagers whose families were going through a tough time. As I approached the doorway for the first session, one of the boy’s parents stopped me to offer a disclaimer. “Doctor, we just want you to know that our son isn’t going to speak during your group. Read More …