RACHEL WEINSTEIN, LCSW
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Licensed in Israel & Illinois
I am an American-trained clinical social worker who lives in Israel since making Aliyah over a decade ago. As part of my practice, I work with individuals experiencing transitions and adjustments, struggling to find their way through the changes and chaos they are facing.
I have worked closely with parents in the Orthodox Jewish community whose children have come out as LGBTQ+ and want to help others navigate what can be an emotional, sometimes painful process. Giving people a way to channel their fears and deferred dreams into loving relationships is incredibly important to me. Individuals who come out need support and often, so do their family members.
I am also committed to working with people experiencing grief and loss related to the death of a loved one, way of life, and whatever once felt "normal." My experiences as a former hospice social worker, moving to Israel, and living through the COVID 19 pandemic, have all taught me that grief isn't only about losing the people in our lives, but the lives we once led, the countries from which we moved, and even the creature comforts we once enjoyed.
What drives me is the ability to help people transform their fears and losses into achievable aspirations and loving relationships. I am available for in-person (in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines) and teletherapy. I would be honored to work with you. Your journey to healing awaits.