Services

At the Tikvah Center for Jewish Recovery and Healing we offer

Psychotherapy

Individuals, Couples and Families

We provide individual, couples, family and group spiritually integrated psychotherapy. Our staff have flexible schedules and are available for morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. Many of our therapists also work on Sundays. Individual sessions are typically 55 minutes long, though there are times with couples and families that we may ask for additional time to meet. During an initial session, our staff will orient you to the process of therapy and will explain their unique practice approach. Clients are encouraged to ask questions and to participate in the process of establishing goals and regularly discussing progress toward those goals. We see clients from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and we value the uniqueness of each client we serve. We also work with people of all abilities, genders, sexual
orientations. Many of our therapists have backgrounds working with families, vulnerable youth, and individuals who have been impacted by trauma, violence, and addictions.

Group Therapy

Kiddush Club
The Kiddush Club is a continuing care process group for people who have completed primary treatment for a substance use disorder and/or have maintained 40+ consecutive days of sobriety and are looking to connect continuing care with Jewish cultural and/or spiritual principles. The Kiddush Club utilizes Midrash Therapy as its therapeutic orientation. The Kiddush Club meets Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm.

Faith In Recovery
Faith In Recovery is a continuing care process group for clergy and faith leaders who have completed primary treatment for substance use disorder and are looking to address issues unique to faith leaders in continuing care. Faith in Recovery meets Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00am.

Grief Group Recovery
Grief Group Recovery is a grief, loss, and bereavement process group for people who have lost a loved one to substance use disorders.

Family & Friends Recovery Workshop
Family & Friends Recovery Workshop is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual skills group for family and friends of people with substance use disorders.

Parenting Recovery Workshop
Family & Friends Recovery Workshop is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual skills group for parents of emerging adults (18-26) who are recovering from a substance use disorder.

Spiritual Counseling & Chaplaincy
Spiritual care interventions parallel psychotherapeutic interventions and should remain care recipient centered with continuing awareness of the trajectory of the illness and treatment. A chaplain might provide a spirituality lecture series, engage in spiritual assessments, offer advance care planning, maintain a sanctuary space for meditation and prayer, co-facilitate primary care groups, lead rituals, and meet with individuals, families, and staff.

The Tikvah Center for Jewish Hope and Healing offers the following spiritual care
interventions. Advance Care Planning featuring The Sober Five an advanced directive
document for people in recovery. Chaplain Visits with patients, family, and staff. Group Work with a chaplain as a co-facilitator of process groups. Labyrinth facilitation by a Veriditas trained and certified labyrinth facilitator. Mandala work featuring the Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI) by a certified MARI practitioner. Spiritual Counseling with a board certified chaplain. PsychoSpiritual Recovery Education featuring our spirituality series that includes sessions on Religion vs. Spirituality, Mandalas of Spiritual Awakening, Walking the Labyrinth of Surrender, Feelings As Messengers, and Story Theology—each session integrates a
complimentary spiritual modality and the spiritual message of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

At this time, we are only accepting out of pocket payment. Our individual sessions are $150 for 55 minutes.

We are currently awaiting being paneled by major insurance companies.

For all intake inquiries please email intake@tikvahhealing.org

Our Team


Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury, MA, MC-NTCW, BCC, CRADC, LCPC, NCC

Clinical Director

Credentials & Training: I have a Masters of Arts (MA) in Counseling from Northwestern
University, in Evanston, Illinois, and a Masters of Counseling in Narrative Therapy &
Community Work (MC-NTCW) from the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, and I am a doctoral candidate studying Counselor Education and Supervision at Northern Illinois University where I am writing my dissertation on Midrash Therapy. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRADC), and a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains and the Association of Professional Chaplains. I completed a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (CPE) at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital where I served on the critical care team and as the chaplain at the Advocate Addiction Treatment Program. I have a graduate certificate in Jewish Leadership with a concentration in Supervision from a joint program of Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning & Leadership and Northwestern University. I completed training in the use of the Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI) and I am a Veriditas Advanced Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator with experience facilitating the therapeutic use of labyrinths in inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment of substance use disorders.


Clinical Counseling Experience: My clinical counseling experience is with mental health disorders, people recovering from injury or illness, people recovering from substance use disorders and non-substance related addictions, marriage and family counseling, survivors of religious and spiritual trauma, and people looking to integrate religion and/or spirituality into their counseling sessions.


Philosophical/Theoretical Approach to Therapy: My approach to supervision is grounded in narrative practices and rooted in traditions of rabbinic counseling. These practices include a belief that you have the skills and capabilities to change your relationship with a problem so that it no longer dominates your life. Together we can collaborate on re-telling the story of your strengths and resiliency to make it easier to access your skills and capabilities. You can access a series of case studies that reflect some of my work using Jewish metaphors in narrative practice with people resisting addictions at the InternationalJournal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work.

Victoria Aron LCSW, CADC, CSAT-C

Senior Program Manager

Victoria is a clinician with both a professional and personal connection and passion for the field of addiction. Victoria is dedicated to helping lessen the stigma associated with the disease of addiction and strives to create change in our community. She is responsible for many different functions of the Tikvah Center for Jewish Recovery and Healing and is pleased to answer any and all questions you may have. To contact Victoria, please reach out to her at victoriaaron@tikvahhealing.org.