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Nafshi

Nafshi addresses the critical need for accessible, trained mental health support for English-speaking individuals in Israel impacted by the war. Our comprehensive program offers diverse avenues of assistance tailored to meet the varying needs of the English speaking communities around Israel.
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Subsidized Therapy

Nafshi offers heavily subsidized therapy sessions for ages 13-18, and 18+ by licensed therapists, ensuring affordability by covering up to 90% of the costs, thanks to our generous donors. This service aims to remove financial barriers for the next 6 months, allowing individuals to access professional mental health support.

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Q&A Webinars

Q&A Webinars: Nafshi conducts informative webinars, focusing on pertinent topics during wartime, such as strategies to strengthen marital relationships amidst challenging circumstances, every other week.

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Whatsapp Support

Our platform hosts a supportive WhatsApp group delivering messages of encouragement and practical tips on crucial aspects like marriage, parenting, and self-care during times of distress, fostering a sense of community and providing ongoing support. 

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Crisis Support

We provide a dedicated hotline staffed by trained professionals, offering support, guidance, and referrals to relevant organizations. This avenue serves as a crucial first point of contact for individuals seeking assistance.

Therapy Sessions
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My Approach

He holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he promoted intergroup dialogue at the Nyumburu Cultural Center. He also holds a Bachelor's of Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbical College and a Master's of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas - Dallas. 

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About me

Rabbi Mike Friedman is an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and seventh generation ordained rabbi. He works as a mental health therapist at "Lion Counseling" and serves as a Wellness Rabbi for "Nafshi," a non-profit organization that combines Jewish teachings with holistic principles of spiritual and emotional wellness. 

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