Happy new week, everyone! Since Rav Brody is on vacation, i.e. the "Starting Over" tour, I'm takin' over. And the first thing I would like to do as self-appointed person-in-charge-who's-not-really-in-charge is to introduce Breslev Israel's newest writer and Emuna Therapist, Rebbetzin Yehudit Channen!
Rebbetzin Channen began her career as a crisis intervention counselor in Silver Spring, MD. After moving to Israel, she worked as a marital mediator and social skills instructor for kids. Following the death of a son, she became a certified bereavement counselor and worked with young mothers who had suffered a loss. Most recently, she worked at the Melabev Center for the memory-impaired, as an activity director and group facilitator for families coping with Dementia. The Rebbetzin has written for numerous magazines and newspapers and recently led an interactive creating writing course. She is the wife of Rabbi Don Channen, Rosh Yeshiva of Keter HaTorah. They are blessed to have nine children and many grandchildren and live in Ramat Bet Shemesh.
Now that you've read her uber-impressive credentials, I want to introduce you to Yehudit, the woman. She is one of my closest friends, so I can tell you who she really is. Her challenges in life have given her the ability to truly empathize with the pain that others are going through. She is real; she is deep; she is compassionate, uplifting, and non-judgmental. She listens with her heart; not just her ears. She is a genuine person who doesn't live for anyone else's approval. She lives according to Truth.
Breslev Israel is truly blessed to welcome her to the team. I have told her that in my mind, she is the female equivalent of Dr. Zev Ballen, our amazing Emuna Therapist. I later found out that Dr. Zev told her that himself.
Her career background, her charming personality, and her life experiences have combined to make Rebbetzin Yehudit Channen a therapist that will be an immense gift in her clients' lives. Anyone that has met with Dr. Ballen can attest to the unique and life-changing approach of Emuna and traditional therapy. Rebbetzin Channen adds her own special flavor to the only therapy in the world with the blessing of Rabbi Shalom Arush, and I know that she will be loved by many.
Rebbetzin Channen is now available for counseling sessions. Contact her through firstname.lastname@example.org.