Tani Burton is a clinical social worker and logotherapist with over a decade experience with individual, couples and family therapy. Tani has worked in various agency settings with a broad spectrum of clients, from children to elderly. He has presented at national conferences and audiences on topics of sexual abuse and community interventions. In recent years he also trained in the treatment of sexual offenders while cofacilitating forensic therapy groups at Shalom Banayich, an organization created to deal with the phenomenon of sexual abuse in the charedi community.
Dr Sanford Landa
Sanford is a substance abuse specialist and a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP). Sanford earned his M.S.W. from Columbia University School of social work, in addition to a Master’s degree in public health from New York University. A practitioner and educator in the fields of mental health and substance abuse for over 30 years. Sanford is a member of the Academy of Addictions Studies and a licensed training professional for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. He co-authored “Brief Therapy with Alcohol and Other Drug Abusing Clients” and “Motivational Interviewing with the Substance Abusing Client.”
Miles grew up in Australia and later settled in Boston, where he received a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art with a concentration in Art and Community Education. Miles worked as a high school art teacher at Cambridge Ridge and Latin and Arlington high school, and is an active member of Abstraction Made Elementary (AME), an organization which brings together children, professional artists and community. In Israel, Miles, attended Aish Ha Tora Yeshiva, and has worked at Nesiya, Emmunah Ve’omanut, Young Judea, and Musrara Schools, and also currently works at Retorno Rehabilitation Facility as an art therapist. Miles worked in therapy placements in Creedmore Psychiatric Hospital in Queens, The Jewish Living Center in Manhattan, and The Children’s Cancer Ward in Indians State Hospital. Miles began working at Crossroads in 2010 as a street outreach art program leader, and more recently joined the staff of social workers. He now resides in the old city of Jerusalem with his wife and children.
Dr Justin Resnick
Dr. Resnick received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. He studied marital and family therapy at the Chicago Center for Family Health, where he first caught the fire of “strengths and resilience.” He brings over 15 years’ experience as a psychologist and psychotherapist. Alongside his private practice in Jerualem, Dr. Resnick is a passionate instructor of individual and couples counseling skills to graduate students in several religious training programs in Jerusalem, where he spreads the fire of the “strengths” approach. He also works in the Jerusalem public school system with teachers, children and parents. He has a secret love for the martial arts.
Dr David Ribner
Sheryl Solomon MSW graduated as a clinical social worker before she moved To Israel.
Dr Yael Solomon
Yael Solomon, M.S.Ed., Ph.D., earned a master’s in school psychology from Queens College and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Eisner Institute for Professional Studies. She has worked as an educational consultant in the Israeli school system with a special focus on crisis and trauma response, providing staff training as well as intervention with trauma survivors and their families. She has extensive experience in working with at-risk adolescents, most recently collaborating with Kav L’Noar to create SOUNDBYTES, an intensive therapeutic summer program for at-risk adolescent girls. In addition to consultation with non-profit organizations in the Jerusalem area, she maintains a private practice working with adolescents and young adults.
Sarah Beth Solomont
Sarah Beth received her Masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1997. Since making Aliyah in 2003, Sarah Beth has been using her creative gifts to facilitate psychological healing and deeper self-understanding by means of art, play, and other forms of self expression. She has worked successfully with individuals and groups; of children, teens and adults; including organizing and co-facilitating interactive theater programs for Anglo teens and their parents. Sarah Beth has led several training workshops in Expressive Arts Therapy for NEFESH and the Family Institute at Neve Yerushalayim. Sarah Beth is a graduate of the Family Institute at Neve Yerushalayim, and is currently training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Sarah Beth maintains a private practice in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Jerusalem and Chashmonaim.
Dr Daniel Sullum
Gershon Swimmer MSc., earned a master’s degree in clinical sociology from the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Barney School of Business at The University of Hartford. Gershon completed his post graduate training at the The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim and maintains a private practice in Jerusalem working with individuals and couples. Gershon has worked with a wide array of client issues and has extensive experience in working with addictions and 12 step programs. His background also includes a 25 year successful multi-industry and entrepreneurial career devoted to establishing relationships and managing people.