Elanah Naftali, LMFT, Ph.D.
Elanah Naftali
LMFT, Ph.D.
Elanah Naftali, LMFT, Ph.D.

Elanah Naftali

LMFT, Ph.D.
General Information
Online Sessions
Non-Binary
Eastern European

Bio

I followed a passion for the culinary arts and Nutrition Science into my first career as a Registered Dietitian. As a Nutrition Researcher (DrPH), I focused on diet-disease risk factors in marginalized communities (e.g., Native Hawaiians, the Hmong of MN, and the Lakota Nations of Wounded Knee and Pine Ridge). A reverence for preserving traditional food ways and healing practices inspired my work. When academic research took precedence over direct service provision –I knew it was time to move on.

I next explored spirituality as a professional ritual leader, completing another master’s degree and training as an interfaith Chaplain, in Philadelphia and NYC. This work taught me about presencing— what I call, ”catching” or “holding space” for trauma survivors and loved ones, with loving witness.

I also served as a hospice Bereavement Counselor, supporting terminally ill patients and their families. I trained hospice staff, including nurses aides and physicians, in mindfulness approaches to self-care. This work inspired me to train as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), specializing in trauma recovery.

With toes dipped as a Public Health Scientist, Spirit Guide, and Expressive Artist, I bring rich life experience to my SE practice rooted in psychotherapy and supportive touch. I also weave SE and sex therapy into my couples’ work. Fostering radiant and coherent (balanced) nervous systems is my overarching goal.
I am honored to walk with you —recovering whatever went missing in your life.

Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Cultural Issues & Trauma
  • Intimacy Related Issues
  • Spiritual Struggles
  • Trauma
Additional Specialties
  • Attachment & Codependency
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping with Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Mood Disorders
Treatment Approaches
  • Body-Oriented Psychotherapy
  • Coaching
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Medicine & Psychology
  • Mind-Body & Holistic Healing
  • Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic
Types of Service
  • Individual
  • Marriage & Couples
  • Life Coaching
Age Groups
  • Teen & Adolescent
  • Adult

I followed a passion for the culinary arts and Nutrition Science into my first career as a Registered Dietitian. As a Nutrition Researcher (DrPH), I focused on diet-disease risk factors in marginalized communities (e.g., Native Hawaiians, the Hmong of MN, and the Lakota Nations of Wounded Knee and Pine Ridge). A reverence for preserving traditional food ways and healing practices inspired my work. When academic research took precedence over direct service provision –I knew it was time to move on.

I next explored spirituality as a professional ritual leader, completing another master’s degree and training as an interfaith Chaplain, in Philadelphia and NYC. This work taught me about presencing— what I call, ”catching” or “holding space” for trauma survivors and loved ones, with loving witness.

I also served as a hospice Bereavement Counselor, supporting terminally ill patients and their families. I trained hospice staff, including nurses aides and physicians, in mindfulness approaches to self-care. This work inspired me to train as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), specializing in trauma recovery.

With toes dipped as a Public Health Scientist, Spirit Guide, and Expressive Artist, I bring rich life experience to my SE practice rooted in psychotherapy and supportive touch. I also weave SE and sex therapy into my couples’ work. Fostering radiant and coherent (balanced) nervous systems is my overarching goal.
I am honored to walk with you —recovering whatever went missing in your life.

Qualifications
License Number: MF000803
Type: LMFT
State: Pennsylvania
Experience:
12 years

Languages:
English, Hebrew
  • elanah.naftali@gmail.com
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