Naomi Sternberg M.S., L.C.M.F.T.

Naomi Sternberg is a seasoned New York State Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 25 years of experience working with couples and families of all cultural backgrounds. She received her B.S. in Education and Psychology from Hunter College, New York, her M.S., M.F.T. from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida, and a School Counseling Certificate from Brooklyn College, New York. She is a Clinical Member of the AAMFT (American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy) and a Fellow of the APA (American Psychological Association). In addition, Naomi has taken Post Graduate courses in Attachment Theory, Abandonment and loss issues and has been trained in Gottman Marital Therapy. As a result, Naomi has developed her own specific couple counseling methodology in conjunction with Gottman, Imago, and EFT. She has been successful in restoring many couples’ relationships into a healthy homeostasis.

Naomi has an extensive background in foster care and adoptions as she was the coordinator of the Jewish Foster Care Program in Miami, Florida. In New York she worked for CounterForce consulting and counseling in multicultural schools with children ranging from pre school through high school. Naomi instituted an anti-bullying program in the Gur elementary school which is still being sustained. She supervised student interns, facilitated parenting, step parenting, and marriage workshops for couples. Naomi maintained a private practice throughout seeing teens, couples, families and individuals.

Since living in Israel, Naomi has worked in Taatzumot, presented parenting workshops for Hakshiva, counseled seminary girls in seminaries and taught The Psychology of parenting at Yanar Institute, Yerushalayim. Naomi continues to see private clients in Yerushalayim and Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Naomi enjoys working with varied populations, cultures and ages as she has stated that she has learned a great deal from them and marvels at their resilience.

Naomi has written on topics relating to mental health issues for the Jewish Press Mental Health publication and is featured on FrumTherapist.com.