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.
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.
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.
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.
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.