Our clinical team is made up of licensed mental health professionals who moderate closed group and drop-in sessions over Zoom. Each facilitator brings specialized knowledge and training to their work at Kesher Families.
Three of our facilitators will be running sessions at the Shabbaton.
MSS, LCSW, PMH-C, AASECT certified
Carly has nearly a decade of experience working within diverse clientele within the Orthodox Jewish community in and around Philadelphia. She utilizes a person-first, strengths-based perspective with clients, and supports individuals and families from a systems-based model. Carly's experience and training in working with adolescents and young adults, particularly from the LGBTQIA community, combined with her postgraduate training in Sex Therapy, lend a unique, evidence-based perspective in both an individual and group setting. Carly is excited to provide holistic support to Kesher Families as they navigate their unique circumstances.
LCSW-R, Family Therapy, Positive Psychology
Dodi has a private practice in psychotherapy and is a professor of psychology at Touro College. Dodi received her MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and completed post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She was the school social worker at TAG, inspiring her interest in supervising other social workers and students. She has lectured about parenting and women going through divorce, which are areas of focus for her. Dodi's passion is helping people navigate and thrive during lifetime transitions.
Sivan Aulov is a licensed professional counselor and doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Fordham University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from University of Texas and her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Methodist University. Sivan immigrated to the United States at the age of six and holds interest in working with Jewish families assimilating to a new culture. Her community work spans across several sectors, including serving the needs of youth struggling with various mental health disorders in a nonprofit organization and working as a graduate research assistant at Fordham studying concealable stigmatized identities.
Our presenters round out the Kesher Families team, bringing knowledge and experience in family systems, DBT, somatic work, parenting, Jewish education, and dealing with difficult circumstances that impact family and communal life.