"Ancient wisdom teaches us that when we open our hands, we can receive what we need"

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Jane Berman, LMSW, Chaplain


For more than twenty years, it has been an honor to support individuals, couples and families cope with the sadness, disappointment, shock, loneliness and worry that life can bring.   My empathetic and reflective approach will enable you to feel heard and understood.   I will accompany you through your deep emotions and help you distill your thoughts and experiences.  I believe that our tears can turn to laughter if we open ourselves to the incredible possibilities for change.   I will work with you to try to improve your relationships and receive the support you need to blossom. I am especially interested in working with couples, and practice Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.


My work and life experiences with loss and illness have shown me the abundance of love that surrounds us and has led me to treasure my relationships with my husband, children, friends, family and community.    


I received my Bachelor's of Arts and Master's of Social Work from the University of Michigan.   Along with being a Social Worker, I am also a Rabbi and Chaplain.  I have worked in congregations, hospitals, and social service agencies.  Currently, I work as a chaplain at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. 


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