Licensed clinical social worker Yochanan Berkowitz has dedicated his career to offering help and guidance to families and individuals facing life’s unexpected challenges. Yochanan Berkowitz deals with many clients suffering from the pressure, stress and anxiety of modern problems. Yochanan Berkowitz’s professional calling pits him against difficult stress every day.
In the field of clinical social work, Yochanan Berkowitz frequently observes how difficult too much stress can be on a person. However, Yochanan Berkowitz says there are several different services that help individuals take control of the stress in their lives. Two of the more widespread of these methods, says Yochanan Berkowitz, are biofeedback and massage therapy.
Biofeedback is a therapeutic tool, explains Yochanan Berkowitz, which heightens a person’s awareness of his or her own physiological stress responses. Biofeedback is a painless process, says Yochanan Berkowitz, and it involves sensitive monitoring equipment. A person hooked up to biofeedback sensors, explains Yochanan Berkowitz, can observe the minute changes in skin temperature, heart rate and muscle activity that are associated with anxiety and stress. By studying the indicators on the monitor, adds Yochanan Berkowitz, he or she can learn to control adverse physical responses to stress.
Massage therapy is a more traditional stress treatment, says Yochanan Berkowitz, counted among the oldest healing arts. More people than ever, notes Yochanan Berkowitz, are turning to massage therapy for effective, natural relief from the tolls of stress on the body. Yochanan Berkowitz reports that professional massage therapy can remove toxins from a person’s lymphatic system and help release new stores of energy that outlast the massage session itself. Massage therapy is backed by a breadth of research, says Yochanan Berkowitz, and is widely accepted as a way to enhance health and relaxation. According to Yochanan Berkowitz, massage increases blood circulation, soothes muscles and lowers blood pressure. Other benefits of massage, says Yochanan Berkowitz, include endorphin production, reduced heart rate and improved flexibility.
About the Author
Yochanan Berkowitz began his professional studies in Psychology at Queens College in Flushing, New York. In 1994, Yochanan Berkowitz earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and following further studies Yochanan Berkowitz was awarded a Masters of Clinical Social Work. Later Yochanan Berkowitz received the designation of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
During his studies at Queens College, Yochanan Berkowitz had the opportunity to employ his passion for helping others in the New York City Public Schools as a special Education Instructor in Brooklyn from 1993-1994. Yochanan Berkowitz also served for several years as a school Psychologist and Social Worker with the Brooklyn Board of Education. Several years were also spent doing an internship in social work at Maimonides Psychiatric Outpatient in Brooklyn.
In 1997, Yochanan Berkowitz became a certified school social worker and school Psychologist following studies at the Long Island University. Yochanan Berkowitz received his Masters of Clinical Social Work two years later from New York University. Completing additional studies in his chosen field, Yochanan Berkowitz obtained a Post Masters certification in Early Childhood and Adolescence Psychotherapy in 2000 and Gestalt Therapy certification from the Gestalt Association of Psychotherapy in New York City in 2002.
Yochanan Berkowitz used his experience to serve in Brooklyn as an outpatient social worker, MSW, CSW at the New Hope Guild from 1999-2000. Yochanan Berkowitz added breadth to his vocational opportunities while serving as Administrative Assistant, MSW, and LMSW at Fordham Tremont Center in Bronx, New York during the years of 2003-2004. While there, Yochanan Berkowitz began offering his skills as a Clinical Social Worker, MSW, and CSW at the Jewish Board of Family & Children Services in Brooklyn New York.
The years 2004 and 2005 found Yochanan Berkowitz at the Bikur Cholim Department of Clinical Services in Rockland, New York where he was the Administrative Director, MSW, and LMSW. Currently Yochanan Berkowitz maintains a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey that primarily serves children, adolescents, couples, and families.
To contact Yochanan Berkowitz by telephone, call 646-338-5424. Yochanan Berkowitz can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about his private practice visit www.familiesheal.com.