Greetings! I’m the Reverend Dr. Deb Berman, DMin, LCSW (pronouns she/her/hers), a holistically oriented psychotherapist and the Founder and Clinical Director of NYC Holistic Psychotherapy. I served as the Chief of the Behavioral Health Program at Interfaith Hospital, where I supervised a staff of mental health practitioners, and designed and supervised a variety of mental health programs with an emphasis on women’s empowerment and LGBTQAI+ affirming clinical services.
I also served as the Director of Social Work and Clinical Services at the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, where I supervised the organization’s clincial and direct service staff, established and directed neighborhood-based counseling and crisis centers, and produced professional conferences on topics such as building healthy relationships, trauma recovery, and women’s health.
I have a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work with a concentration in clinical practice. I hold a Doctorate in Ministry in Pastoral Counseling degree from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. I am LGBTQAI+, straight ally, sex, sexuality, gender, and alternative relationship/lifestyle/family affirming ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister through the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary where I serve on faculty as an instructor and clinical supervisor with the institution’s Interspiritual Counseling Program.
I currently mentor masters and PhD students, and supervise psychotherapists, mental health counselors, sex educators, and psychologists. I am also a clinical consultant and professional development adviser to national and global health, mental health and disabilities agencies. I have have spoken at more than 200 professional conferences and workshops.
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