Embracing Jewish Identity & Culture
Jewish identity is highly personal and may look different for everyone. At Boundless, we respect both the non-secular and secular experiences of Jewish culture. We welcome Jewish clients who may define their Judaism by qualities such as its historical legacy, traditions, languages, food, values, a sense of community-- as well as spirituality or religiosity. For many, Judaism may be a source of great pride, connection, and a means to preserve and pass on a sacred tradition to future generations. At Boundless, we value the mental wellbeing of the Jewish diaspora and acknowledge the ways in which Anti-Semitism and intergenerational trauma have impacted and continue to impact Jewish families, individuals, and congregations today. It is for this reason that Boundless proudly offers culturally competent mental health services for the Jewish community.
A Culture of
Healing & Healers
Jewish people have suffered thousands of years of persecution, genocide, and expulsion. With many lives lost and their sense of safety violated throughout history, Jewish people have been in a perpetual state of mourning and healing for centuries. Despite these hardships, Jews have never faltered from their commitment to their ethical values that intentionally seek to help others heal.
The concept of Tikkun Olam, or "repairing the world," emphasizes the responsibility to contribute to society and engage in acts of kindness, justice, and social activism. This commitment to making the world a better place extends beyond religious bounds and is demonstrated by secular cultural Jews who strive to embody these values regularly.
At Boundless, we too strive to practice Tikkun Olam every day by extending unconditional support and high-quality services to our Jewish clients who are seeking healing of their own.
Shared Experiences in the Jewish Community
Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
A Culture of Diversity
One of the most unique aspects of Jewish culture is its rich and ancient heritage; shaped by persecution, migrations, and ultimately, assimilation into diverse regions around the world. The Jewish diaspora is vast and stretches throughout Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Each intersectional Jewish identity comes with its own Jewish customs and traditions. Yet still-- a collective memory, value system, resilience, and a shared sense of pride in being Jewish people unites the global community of Jewish people at large.
At Boundless, we welcome Jewish people of all nationalities, races, and other intersectional identities into our practice. In fact, we not only welcome the diversity, but we celebrate it, cherish it, and advocate for it--- as it illuminates the beauty of Jewish customs, traditions, languages, cuisines, and religious practices. As Boundless expands as a practice, we are committed to providing greater representation of all intersectional Jewish identities. At the time of your consultation, please feel free to specify any particular demographic information that may help us pair your with a Jewish therapist who may best complement your needs.
Why Work with a Jewish Therapist in New York?
If you identify as a Jewish person, finding a therapist who understands and shares your cultural background may bring added benefits to the therapeutic process. Working with a Jewish therapist can support an environment of cultural sensitivity, a shared sense of values, and implicit understanding. Jewish therapists have a deep understanding of the values and experiences that shape the Jewish identity. They are familiar with the nuances of Jewish family dynamics, vernacular, and historical events that may have influenced your life. Family and interpersonal relationships play a significant role in Jewish culture. Jewish therapists, who share a familiarity with Jewish family dynamics, can provide valuable insights and guidance when addressing issues related to family conflict, communication patterns, and intergenerational challenges. They can help navigate the complexities of maintaining a healthy balance between individual needs and communal expectations, allowing for a deeper understanding of the unique dynamics at play within your life and those who are in it.