Yachad Set to Open New Counseling Center Beginning October 15

The Yachad/NJCD Counseling Center provides mental health services to families, adults, children, and adolescents from diverse Jewish backgrounds and communities. We work with clients with a wide range of learning, mental health, communication, behavioral, social, health and mobility challenges.

Our Counseling Center, with its affordable sliding scale, provides a unique opportunity to form a warm and meaningful relationship with an empathic team of professionals. They will join you in the journey toward self confidence and discovery, and making lasting positive changes in your life. Our staff psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and advocates provide a compassionate, confidential, and integrative approach in a comfortable and supportive setting.

Clinic Locations:
11 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10004
1122 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11230

For an intake appointment, please call (212) 613-8229 or email yachadcounseling@ou.org
Intakes are by appointment only. No walk-ins.

Biography’s of Clinical Staff
Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, Clinical Director, is the National Director of Yachad/NJCD; Dean of IVDU School and Director of the New Jersey Association of Jewish Day Schools. He received his undergraduate and rabbinical training from Yeshiva University, where he also completed his doctorate. His areas of expertise include individual and group counseling, social skills training, and facilitating Inclusion and teacher training. Jeff served as a Psychologist and Principal of the SINAI High School in Teaneck; and psychologist to several other schools and agencies.

Dr. Joe Goldfarb is Assistant Director of Yachad/NJCD and Director of Summer Programs. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University and his B.A. from Yeshiva University. His specific areas of focus include cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders as well as behavior management of children. In addition, Dr. Goldfarb is an adjunct faculty member at Touro College, where he has taught courses in developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, personality, social psychology and the psychology of learning among several others. Aside from his clinical background, Dr. Goldfarb has devoted considerable time working in the areas of youth programming and informal education. He has worked at Camp Moshava for 10 summers and most recently has been an assistant head counselor.

Deborah Berman, LCSW, Senior Social Worker of Yachad/NJCD, previously served as Chief of the Interfaith Medical Center Outpatient Behavioral Health Program. She holds a Masters degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work and a B.A. in Jewish Studies from Hunter College. Deborah has served as a family, marital, and individual psychotherapist at Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy in Park Slope, Interfaith Medical Center, and New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Additionally, she has a private psychotherapy practice in Greenwich Village dedicated to individuals and families as well as providing clinical supervision/mental health training to rabbis and seminary students from diverse Jewish backgrounds. Deborah lectures extensively in the U.S and abroad on
organizational management, professional development, clinical practice, multidisciplinary and cross-cultural treatment planning, and ethics.

Amanda Levy, LCSW, has worked with children and families for more than 20 years. She is currently the Family and Clinical Coordinator at Yachad/NJCD. She brings to this position a long history of experience coordinating services for
families caring for children with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Amanda also has a private practice serving families, couples, individuals and children. Amanda brings her warmth, enthusiasm, and “positive spin” into her work and
after all these years still loves what she does. She has been extensively trained in individual and family therapy as well as Hypnotherapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

To schedule your appointment/consultation please contact us at(212) 613-8229 or email us
at yachadcounseling@ou.org
Payment for sessions can be made using cash, credit card, check or money order and are due
at the start of each session. A Sliding Scale (reduced fee) is available for individuals who require it,
and is determined prior to the start of services. The office is happy to provide you with receipts for
your payment.
If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, notify the office at least 24 hours
in advance so that your missed session will not be charged.
The Yachad/NJCD Counseling Center ensures a safe and private forum for all clients.
Your information will be kept confidential.