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Shimshon Meir Frankel

Rabbi Shimshon Meir Frankel is a clinical psychologist and founder and president of the Chedva Institute for Relationship Enrichment. He was trained at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology and has been working privately for nearly twenty years. His rabbinic studies -- along with extensive coursework in communication, child development, and group dynamics -- help Rabbi Frankel guide others seeking to actualize their potentials and form healthy relationships. Rabbi Frankel founded the Chedva Institute for Relationship Enrichment to provide worldwide access to experts specializing in the various challenges faced by those in relationships. He lives with his wife and children in Northern Israel.

Batya Yaniger

Batya Yaniger is a Diplomate-level certified logotherapist through the Viktor Frankl Institute and a licensed social worker in Israel with a PsyD in psychology. She maintains a private practice in logotherapy (meaning-centered therapy) and is a co-trainer in the English-language logotherapy training program in Israel. Batya has worked successfully with people who have, for a variety of reasons, lost their sense of direction in life. She listens for values and strengths that put the person in touch with who they are and what is most important to them. Logotherapy's assumption that every life has a purpose and every situation can be made meaningful perfectly dovetails with Jewish principles of optimism and responsibility. Batya has worked with people who struggle with issues of depression, anxiety, fears and indecisiveness, helping them to access their intuitive wisdom. Check out Batya's fluid blog at: meaningtherapy.wordpress.com

Jenny Sassoon

→ Director of Professional Development ← Jenny Sassoon is a social worker, family/teen coach, and relationship educator. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and an advanced certificate from the Academy for Family Coach Training where she was personally trained by Diana Sterling in the Parent as Coach Approach to working with parents and teens. Jenny has fifteen years of experience working with parents and teens in various settings, including summer programs and sleep-away camps, shelters for homeless families, schools, and individual and group counseling. In her business, she provides private coaching and workshops to parents and young adults, respectively. Jenny implements a coaching/outcome-based, goal-oriented approach to assisting individuals which she finds to be the most effective in helping her clients move from awareness to commitment and sustainable change. Through Jenny’s customized coaching programs for parents and young adults she empowers PARENTS to break the negative cycles and battles with their teens and replace them with a peaceful, open and respectful relationship. She also teaches parents the tools to effectively guide their teens in building a life of confidence, focus and direction. Jenny empowers YOUNG ADULTS to attain real and sustaining self-confidence; gain clarity, focus, and direction in their lives; and learn the important tools required to creating real, loving and long-lasting healthy relationships – with their parents and family, friends, and future relationships. Jenny lives in Maale Adumim with her husband and three children. She has offices in Maale Adumim and Jerusalem. Feel free to contact Jenny at BuildBetterRelationships.com

Matt Gleicher

Matt Gleicher is an accomplished Massage Therapist, certified Craniosacral Therapist and Myofascial Release practitioner. He currently runs a private practice, Jerusalem Massage, where he helps people with acute and chronic pain and stress issues, as well as babies and children with developmental disabilities. After earning a degree in Philosophy and learning for two years at Yeshivat Darche Noam in Jerusalem, Matt was inspired to enter into the healing arts and learn massage therapy. During this time Matt began to study Myofascial Release with John F. Barnes, PT and Craniosacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute, which is where he discovered the true power and healing potential of hands. Matt also has a passion for teaching people to use Intentioned Touch as a vital communication tool to enrich their relationships. Many people work with married couples to improve and enrich their marriages, but Matt noticed that there is no one working on the level of touch. Touch is an extremely important and necessary skill in every marriage and Matt has a special, enjoyable, non-intimidating, non-judgmental, and modest way of teaching Intentioned Touch and Massage Techniques to couples. Feel free to reach Matt at: jerusalemmassage.com

Simcha Shapiro

Dr. Simcha Shapiro is a US trained physician who practices general medicine and Osteopathy. He specializes in addressing the unique emotional needs of patients and their families in dealing with illness. Dr. Shapiro’s educational background includes degrees in psychology, bio-chemistry, ecology, osteopathy, and Zen shiatsu bodywork. These disciplines complement his medical training, giving him deep insight into the complex functioning of the mind, body and spirit, and their interaction with the world. In addition to helping the patients who come through his clinic to deal more gracefully with their illnesses, Dr. Shapiro has extensive experience with hospice care. In 2010, Dr. Shapiro helped to found a hospice home-care service in Israel and today serves as one of its principle advisers. Dr. Shapiro shares more at: drsimcha1.wordpress.com/

Tanchum Burton

Rabbi Tanchum Burton is a psychotherapist who works with a wide range of clients, from individuals to couples to families. In addition to his private practice, he has served as the therapeutic director of a program for at-risk youth and their families, as well as a group therapy facilitator with an organization that focuses on sexual abuse in communities. He is currently finishing his training at the Victor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. Rabbi Burton finds much inspiration in Logotherapy, which emphasizes meaning, consciousness and responsibility as the primary concerns of all human beings. Read more about Rabbi Burton's thoughts and activities at: onthederech.wordpress.com/