Trauma and Transformation Through the Partnership of Modern Clinical Treatments and Spiritual Tools.
Welcome to my website! My primary purpose, as a licensed clinical social worker, is to help trauma survivors who are seeking a spiritual solution, to deepen their healing and recovery. My particular approach incorporates a blending of modern clinical concepts, and ancient spiritual principles. I believe that experiencing trauma effects a person’s mind, body and spirit, and that addressing each aspect of the human being can deepen one’s recovery. I have one purpose, and that is to help trauma survivors who are seeking a spiritual solution as an adjunct to their treatment. This is done by understanding and incorporating the spiritual concepts that are the foundation of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, by encouraging the use of modern systems of mental health treatment, and by supporting the integration of an efficient clinical and spiritual support system.
Over the last two decades, research has revealed the frequency of traumatic events, and their injurious effects on a survivor’s psyche. Mental health professionals have come to understand the connections between unresolved trauma and serious psychological problems. The role of spirituality in trauma recovery is often misunderstood and subsequently minimized. Trauma survivors usually have a difficult time experiencing their vulnerability and the attending feelings of having once been profoundly helpless and alone. Interest and research on the healing effects of applying spiritual tools to the multi-layered consequences of trauma survival - including emotional pain, and interpersonal difficulties - has burgeoned. It is my hope, for every survivor seeking healing, to find the right tools as an adjunct to your healing process: a support, a guide, a comfort, a beacon of light on your journey.
Rivka Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.