Counseling Services

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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 one’s 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 client’s life. Together, Dafna and her clients identify barriers and obstacles to achieving the client’s 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
• Harm reduction
• Divorce education

Areas of Interest:
• LGBT positive and affirmative psychotherapy
• Gender Dysphoria
• Transgenderism
• 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
• Co-Dependency
• 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