Naaleh Counseling Solutions is open to the Cleveland Community

 
 
Adhering to a multidisciplinary care model, Naaleh Counseling Solutions is comprised of Cleveland’s most compassionate counseling experts. With diverse backgrounds in psychotherapy, behavioral health, trauma counseling, crisis management and more, our team provides culturally sensitive support proven to improve clinical outcomes.
 
 

Clinical Director

Michelle Bernstein

LISW-S


Michelle Bernstein, LISW-S is a graduate of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has close to 20 years of professional experience practicing in private and public schools, large hospital systems and hospice care, home care and private practice. Michelle has worked with child and adult clients in both individual and group settings. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with clients in the following areas: depression, anxiety disorders, chronic illness, grief and bereavement, behavior/ discipline and parenting challenges, relationship issues, stress and anger management, ADHD, and developmental disabilities. Michelle utilizes a variety of treatment modalities and techniques to help her clients reach their personal goals. In her current role as Clinical director of Naaleh Counseling Solutions, Michelle directs the agency’s outpatient clinical services. She is responsible for providing clinical supervision and facilitates staff training. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operation, Michelle collaborates with schools and with board of directors, in order develop new programs in schools and in the community at large.

Therapists

Joseph Steiner


Mendy Greenberg


Rabbi Raffi Glickman


Beryl Greenberg


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Joseph Steiner Ph.D, LISW-S. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He trained at Fielding Graduate and Case Western Reserve Universities. He has been in practice for over 45 years at various community mental health centers, the last 18 at Signature Health before retiring. Joseph has held adjunct professor and clinical instructor positions with Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State Universities, among others. He specializes in mood disorders, depression, grief, anxiety disorders and ADHD. Joseph uses cognitive behavioral, family, relational and other therapies as needed.
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Mendy Greenberg MNO, MSW, LSW, comes to Naaleh with a wealth of background experiences that he uses to run the Naaleh billing department, and support clients from diverse backgrounds. Mendy completed his dual Masters’ degree at Case Western Reserve University, while interning at Naaleh as a clinical intern and billing specialist.  During his internship, Mendy helped Naaleh to obtain it’s OHMAS certification and assumed the role of the Director of Billing; all while completing his second-year clinical internship at Ohio Guidestone.  Mendy, a native of Cleveland, spent four years learning in Israel at Yeshiva Tiferet Jerusalem (TJ) and the Mir Yeshiva. Mendy is passionate about giving back to the community, supporting his clients with evidence-based treatment and therapy that is individualized to every client's needs. He is experienced in treating those with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, social phobia and oppositional defiant disorder.
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Rabbi Raffi Glickman MSW, LSW, comes to Naaleh with a wealth of background experiences that he uses to support clients from diverse backgrounds. He holds a bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University in Psychology. While at Yeshiva, Raffi completed his first Masters's degree in Jewish Education and his Semicha through the Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem. Raffi has been involved as Rebbe and mentor while he has lived in Cleveland, at the Fuchs Mizrachi School. Most recently, Raffi has completed his Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University with a certificate of completion in Trauma-Informed Practice. Raffi is passionate about his work, supporting his clients with evidence-based treatment and therapy that is individualized, to meet the client's needs. He has experience in treating those with addiction, working with both substance abuse and non-substance abuse addictions, as well as ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, compulsive disorders, and anger management/oppositional defiant disorder. Raffi is currently accepting clients that are in junior high school through adulthood.
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Beryl is a devoted professional who earned his masters degree in social work from LIU in 2018. He has since become an invaluable member of the Amudim team, starting as an intern and consistently excelling as a clinical case manager. His unwavering dedication to assisting individuals in challenging circumstances is fueled by his passion for making a difference.  Specializing in supporting survivors of sexual abuse and individuals grappling with addiction, Beryl has a profound understanding of the mental health landscape. As a clinical case manager, he provides invaluable assistance to those affected, going above and beyond to ensure their well-being.  Recently, Beryl has expanded his expertise by assuming the role of a therapist at Naaleh Cleveland, primarily working with children and teenagers navigating various life difficulties. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, he fosters a safe and nurturing environment, guiding his clients towards growth, healing, and overall well-being.  Beryl's commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others is evident through his extensive experience and unyielding dedication. Combining his professional skills with genuine care for his clients, he offers comprehensive and effective support to individuals facing diverse mental health challenges. Beryl's profound impact leaves a lasting imprint on those he serves, empowering them to overcome adversity and thrive.

Ariella Dowek


Yocheved Davidowitz


Keary Carl


Ahuva Blatter


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Ariella's passion for building relationships and helping others is what has brought her to Naaleh. She excels at connecting with her clients and uses her strong sense of intuition to truly understand their predicament. She holds a master's degree in mental health counseling and an LPCC-S license. Her recent work experience at JFSA in a financial literacy program as well as at YDT as the girls’ high school counselor have led her to specialize in working with older teens, adults, and most recently, couples, after extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition to her clinical work, she is trained as a kallah teacher.
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Yocheved Davidowitz, LPC, INHC got her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Adler University in Vancouver BC. Yocheved is a certified nutrition coach and has advanced trauma training. At Naaleh, Yocheved works with adult women on a variety of issues specializing in anxiety, relationship concerns, as well as emotional eating. She is the author of the book “I’ll Start Tomorrow” and continues to teach and lecture widely. Yocheved is the host of A Deeper Conversation, the Podcast for Jewish Women.
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Keary Carl is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S). She received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University and a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University.  Keary has a diverse clinical background, treating clients from age 7-93. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings including private practice, community mental health, and nursing homes. Prior to Naaleh, Keary worked as a supervisor in adult services for OhioGuidestone.  Her counseling experience includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, bereavement, trauma, career concerns, life transitions, marital distress, and interpersonal difficulties. Keary’s current role at Naaleh is to provide clinical supervision to our counselors and counselor trainees.
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Ahuva Blatter, LPC, is a licensed clinical counselor. She graduated from Bellevue University. She works with children of all ages in group and clinical settings. She utilizes play-based CBT, child-centered and other modalities to meet each specific client’s needs. Ahuva enjoys using play and creative art modalities to engage her young clients. Ahuva’s goal with her clients is to help them become the best they can be so they can succeed at home, school, and with their friends.

Fraidy Lowenthal


Cheryl Frank


Michal Stavsky, MSW, LSW


Yehoshua Hoffman Psy.D.


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Mrs. Fraidy Lowenthal is a licensed social worker trainee, currently interning at Naaleh. Fraidy was inspired to pursue a degree in social work, while teaching high school girls. She saw her students’ need for a professional and supportive relationship. Fraidy began her college education at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. She currently works with children and adolescence in the areas of anxiety, depression and PTSD. Fraidy enjoys building a therapeutic relationship with her clients and developing their self-esteem via a strengths-based approach. Fraidy is currently developing her skills to be able to use a person-centered approach in the treatment of her clients.
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Cheryl Frank LPC, AT is a graduate of Ursuline College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist who specializes in working with behavioral and emotional issues in children, teens, and adults. She has advanced training in DBT in trauma-based diagnosis. She has received advanced training in treating a variety of diagnosis including PTSD, ADHD, Mood, and Personality disorders. As well as behavioral interventions and social skills training. She has extensive experience in providing mental health services as a general practitioner in a variety of settings, including out-patient clinics, residential treatment, and schools. She uses an eclectic mix of modalities, including the Art interventions as an approach that allows clients to develop a strong sense of self and begin to explore their world in a more creative hands-on way. This additionally assists in the development of strategies to cope with life ‘s challenges. Cheryl believes it is essential to meet people where they are, in order to effectively bring about growth and positive, long-term change.
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Michal Stavsky, MSW, LSW, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and art from Yeshiva University and a master’s degree in social work from Cleveland State University. Her current work as a school counselor at Hebrew Academy of Cleveland’s girls’ elementary school, has deepened her desire to improve the well-being of children of all backgrounds. Although Michal works with people of all ages, she is currently focused on seeing children and adolescents presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, family difficulties, and low self-esteem. She utilizes a diverse range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and art. This versatility allows her to address the unique needs of individuals using a holistic approach. Michal’s warm and empathetic nature creates a fun and safe environment in which individuals can explore their emotions and experiences openly, in a judgment-free space.
Whether your child is struggling with school difficulties, coping with anxiety, facing family challenges, or navigating troubles with friends, Michal provides tailored tools and skills to support their unique needs and to ensure they feel heard, and empowered.
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Yehoshua Hoffman Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist. He obtained his degree from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. He moved to the Greater Cleveland area in 2021 where he completed his internship and residency at the Cleveland VA. His areas of specialty include adjusting to traumatic life changes, substance abuse disorders, and process addictions.  He has experience facilitating both group and individual therapy. He enjoys using a combination of CBT, ACT and Motivational Interviewing to support his clients through their individual journeys.

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