Staff

Clinical Director

Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury, PhD, BCC, CRADC, LCPC, NCC

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

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.

Clinician

Yechiel Silber MS Ed, LCSW

Yechiel has worked as both a teacher and a clinician to assist with academic, social and emotional challenges. Yechiel looks to help both teens and adults find their inner potential and build on that potential to thrive as happy and productive individuals. He combines the use of discovering one’s values together with building a positive behavioral repertoire in order to help people reach their personal goals.

Yechiel believes that in life we are constantly connecting and reconnecting with ourselves and others. This process requires a unique combination of self-care, community, culture and spirituality. The Tikvah Center for Jewish Recovery and Healing is a great setting in which to strengthen all of these components. Yechiel earned his Master of Science (MS) degree in Education at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He earned his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Loyola University in Chicago.