LORI KRAMER-FEINGOLD, LCSW, EMDR
– HEALING FROM WITHIN
My name is Lori Kramer-Feingold. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), functioning as a Clinical Psychotherapist in which I embrace the Therapeutic Alliance between Client and Therapist. I am proud to be bound by the ethical principles based on Social Work’s core values of Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, and Competence. These principles set forth ideals to which I, as a Clinician, with a Social Work background, aspire to live up to in all my relationships, including Clients, their Family Members, and Human Beings as a whole. The Relationship between Therapist and Client is one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic experience. Nurturing that relationship is my priority because in order for a Client to feel comfortable enough to trust the process, they must feel the connection with their Therapist, and trust that they are the most important person in the room, as well as in their Therapist’s life, at least for the time they are with them in session. I have been working with Clients for 18 years at present, with my expertise being in the Mental Health Field to include Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders, Relationship Issues, Family System Dynamics, Divorce, Separation, Inner Child Work, and more.Mental health and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable, and many people do recover. Mental disorders involve changes in thinking, mood, and/or behavior. These disorders can affect how we relate to others and make choices. Reaching a level that can be formally diagnosed often depends on a reduction in a person’s ability to function as a result of the disorder. For example: Serious Mental Illness is defined by someone over 18 having (within the past year) a diagnosable mental, behavior, or emotional disorder that causes serious functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
Jif Feingold has been a leader in the field of substance abuse with co-occurring disorders since the 80’s. He has persevered through all the stages of change in this field, maneuvering his way through with continuous growth and consistency.
Jif has earned a pristine reputation as a helping professional with values and integrity, always with the primary goal of helping people in need. His stellar reputation has been based on wearing many hats in this field, one of which included his leadership and participation in interventions, with more than 200 Clients successfully entering treatment.
Jif has held the office of COO, CEO, as well as other management positions over the years, working with other professionals to provide quality leadership every step of the way. He is righteously respected as a well-established Professional by his peers, as well as Judges and Lawyers throughout Broward County and Palm Beach County, spreading all the way north to Martin County.
At this time, he proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Fellowship Foundation Recovery Community Organization, once again selflessly helping people on a daily basis. While never losing his passion to assist in any way he is asked, he is known for his empathetic and compassionate care with clients, while also providing emotional support for the family members during difficult times in their lives.
Jif’s primary personal focus and passion at this time is in mentoring and training other professionals in helping them build up their career in this field. While always a man of dignity and integrity, he magnifies the institution of hope in a vulnerable population to empower them towards recovery in order to live a healthy lifestyle.
Jif will continue to assist with interventions and treatment placement while being gloriously dedicated as court liaison all the while providing case management to this vulnerable population and their family members.