Dafna Berman, L.C.S.W., M.S.W.
In Dafna's practice, she takes a strength-based approach which is grounded in the principles of self-determination, resilience and the belief in ones innate ability to heal. Her philosophy is guided by the eco-systems perspective where the impact of the socio-political environment on individuals, families and communities is acknowledged.
Dafna works collaboratively with her clients and, when appropriate, may include significant people in her clients life. Together, Dafna and her clients identify barriers and obstacles to achieving the clients goals; what keeps clients from implementing changes they would like to make. Dafna and her clients also explore ways to address these obstacles, as they tap into their own unique qualities and strengths.
Severe and persistent mental illness
Psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery
Symptom and illness management
Areas of Interest:
LGBT positive and affirmative psychotherapy
Post-Traumatic Stress and the aftermath of interpersonal violence
M.S.W. - Washington University St. Louis, MO
B.S.W. - Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
Couple Therapy with Gay Men / The Minuchin Center for the Family (David E. Greenan & Gil Tunnell) NY, NY
Solution-Focused Therapy training/ Life Crisis Services St. Louis, MO
Narrative Therapy training with Yishai Shalif/ Qesem Center for Narrative Therapy Jerusalem, Israel
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training with Don Sloane/ Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy St. Louis, MO
Alicia Rose, M.S.W., A.P.S.W., SAC-IT
Family Center Director/Clinician
As the Family Center Director of Jewish Family Services (JFS), Alicia oversees specific services for families and children in the clinic and serves as the coordinator of the Kids in the Middle program. Alicia also provides therapy to older adults through the Late Life Counseling program as well as to individuals and families in the clinic.
Prior to her current role in the clinic, Alicia served as a Care Manager through the Family Care program at JFS. Additionally, Alicia has experience working as a substance abuse counselor with Meta House, a residential program serving women and their children as well as providing assessment, group therapy, and psychoeduation in an acute psychiatric setting.
Areas of Interest:
Depression & Anxiety
Divorce and Co-Parenting
Gay Affirmative Therapy
Health of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons
M.S.W. -Physical and Behavioral Health - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI-AOP Fellow
B.A. -Legal Studies/Social reform; Minor in Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Anne David, LCSW
Program Manager Counseling Services
Anne focuses on the treatment of depression, anxiety, and grief/ loss, working with individuals throughout developmental stages of pre-adolescence through adulthood and families across the lifespan. Anne seeks to assist clients in empowering themselves, achieving deeper healing from trauma, and transforming themselves in areas where they previously may have experienced suffering or a lack of growth.
Anne previously worked at Sixteenth Street Community Health Center as a bilingual (Spanish/English) psychotherapist where she provided counseling for individuals, couples and families within an out-patient, community health setting. She worked as behavioral health consultant to the HIV Department and provided counseling to individuals adjusting to recent diagnosis of HIV. She worked with trans female clients who received counseling prior to beginning hormonal therapy. She also worked with clients around gender exploration, transgender and gender identity concerns.
Anne began her work at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center in July 2012. She aims to offer supportive, affirming counseling to help LGBTQ individuals:
Reduce anxiety and depression
Learn healthy relationship skills
Explore their sexual orientation and gender identity
Coming out to family or friends
Healing from childhood or adult trauma
M.S.W. - University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
B.S.S.W. / B.A. Spanish Studies -
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Intensive Training in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - Milton H Erikson Foundation, Phoenix, AZ, 2012
Certificate in Trauma Counseling - UW-Milwaukee, 2009