You want to be able to get up in the morning and embrace the potential of a new day. No more getting through the hours or sinking feelings as your packet of troubles tap you on the shoulder. You want, oh to just live an ordinary day.
What should be a natural part of being female hasn’t worked. Perhaps in fertility, perhaps around birthing, perhaps because of things in your past. New choices, new adjustments, it’s so hard.
Batya Jacobs can help. Batya is a Narrative therapist with over 20 years of experience. She has also completed the PUAH Institute- Fertility Medicine Halacha course. Batya works on the PUAH fertility hotline for 2 hours each week.
Batya came to the world of therapy rather late. While clutching her honors psychology degree and dabbling in post graduate psycholinguistics research she put her efforts into raising her children. This unaccredited training coupled with her formative years as an involved family doctor’s daughter was formalized into the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s bachelor’s of social work.
She worked for a while in a therapeutic school during the intifada. She trained in the treatment of trauma, sexual abuse and the special features of the Ethiopian community. She then worked for the epilepsy association. Her deep understanding of epilepsy and her own brush with cancer makes her a great resource for those struggling with chronic illness. She also spent some time in the Welfare Office in Kiriat Sefer and the mental health clinic in Shimon Hatzadik and worked with both English speaking and Ivrit speaking clients.