Our Practice

Rachel Rubenstein, LCSW CSAT-Candidate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Addiction Candidate.  Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Stern College and her Masters in Social Work at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, a part of Yeshiva University.  Upon graduating Rachel worked for several years with older adolescent boys in a residential treatment center, The Children's Village, the majority of them there as an alternative to incarceration.  There began Rachel's interest in both trauma and addiction and after several years she then moved to work at an intensive outpatient substance abuse program for adolescents in Brooklyn at The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services.  In this program, which after several years she became supervisor of, she was treating multiple trauma victims who were also medicating their traumas with substances, food, and sexual acting out.  Rachel became trained in the phase based trauma treatment of TFCBT, Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which she has seen as highly successful with adolescent trauma survivors.  Rachel implemented this model, as well as The Stair Model for adult trauma victims, and her knowledge of addiction and trauma into her private practice where she has been working full time with adolescent and adult addicts, adolescent and adult trauma survivors, and partners of addicts as well.  Rachel is presently in the process of being certified as a sex addiction therapist by Dr. Patrick Carnes's International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).  Rachel has done several trainings on addiction, codependence, sexuality, and gang violence.  Rachel is professionally affiliated with NASW, IITAP, and Nefesh International.

 

 

Rachel Dworkin is a therapist and clinical supervisor based in Brooklyn, New York.  With the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and within the practice of Rachel Rubenstein and Associates, she provides individual, family and group therapy to adolescents and families as well as clinical supervision for fellow therapists.  Conversant in many techniques, Rachel has also extensively trained in and practiced the TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment) model with great success for all types of trauma victims. Prior to joining JBFCS, Rachel treated a diverse group of clients at the Steinway Mental Health Clinic in Queens. Rachel's interest in social work was kindled while working with survivors in a domestic violence shelter in Ann Arbor Michigan and later with Legal Services in New Mexico.  She holds a bachelor's degree from University of Michigan and her MSW from Columbia University.
 

 

Motti Salzberg, LMSW graduated from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 2001, where he was a Golding Fellow. In 2002, he was trained in EMDR to treat trauma, anxiety and other mental health issues. He is the founder of the Beit Shemesh Counseling Center, a non profit mental health agency. Motti has experience in working with diverse mental health issues including trauma, addiction, marital issues, with an emphasis on at risk teenagers. Motti is fluent is Yiddish and Hebrew.

 

Typical Problems We Treat:

Sex Addiction
Multiple Addictions
Partners of Addicts
Trauma
Couples Issues
Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Sexuality Issues
Adolescents
Depression
Anxiety
Adjustment Issues

Testimonials

  • Rachel provided me with a thoughtful & compassionate therapy environment. More than other therapists I've seen she offered me amazing support, insight, and guidance through some of the most painful times in my life.

    Jane
    D.

  • Rachel provided me with a thoughtful & compassionate therapy environment. More than other therapists I've seen she offered me amazing support, insight, and guidance through some of the most painful times in my life.

    Jane
    D.

  • Rachel provided me with a thoughtful & compassionate therapy environment. More than other therapists I've seen she offered me amazing support, insight, and guidance through some of the most painful times in my life.

    Jane
    D.

  • Rachel provided me with a thoughtful & compassionate therapy environment. More than other therapists I've seen she offered me amazing support, insight, and guidance through some of the most painful times in my life.

    Jane
    D.

  • Rachel provided me with a thoughtful & compassionate therapy environment. More than other therapists I've seen she offered me amazing support, insight, and guidance through some of the most painful times in my life.

    Jane
    D.