Chaim Yosef/ Howard Ackerman
I am also available in person in Flatbush, NY
Chaim Yosef/Howard Ackerman has been working with people for over 17 years, first in the capacity of a spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation, and now as a psychotherapist. Combining a psychodynamic background with experience and training in Advanced CBT, he identifies 2 ingredients to his clients' therapy work: 1. Psychoeducation- Learning about the nature and possible causes of the challenges that have brought the client to therapy, and
2. Filling the Toolbox- Teaching clients skills that can benefit for a lifetime.
He trained in Motivational Interviewing, and empowers his clients to own and manage their growth according to their motivation and commitment to grow.
His experience with grief has helped clients hold the space for cathartic grieving in which they can move through and manage their grief, rather than avoiding it.
Chaim Yosef's clientele are adults of all ages who want to learn to not only work through their stresses, but to thrive and feel empowered.
Validation is key, and clients report that Chaim Yosef establishes that rapport in a sensitive, warm manner, at the pace at which the client is comfortable.
His offices are located in Kew Gardens, Queens, and Flatbush, Brooklyn, and have on street parking. Chaim Yosef is also available for remote sessions.
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Chaim Yosef/ Howard Ackerman is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 1 year
Sephardic Bikur Holim, Therapist and Intake Coordinator, 2022 - Present
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Master's of Social Work, 2022
New York: 118084-01
New Jersey: 44SL06747500