Beth Koritz has recently been hired to the new position funded by a targeted grant from the Jewish Federation: Counseling Services for the St. Louis Orthodox Jewish Community.
In 2013, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis commissioned a study to gather information about the mental health needs of the St. Louis Orthodox Community. One of the results noted in the study was - “the need for counseling is reported as high and the availability of resources is low”. In response to the study, Jewish Family & Children’s Service submitted a proposal to Jewish Federation for targeted funds to support counseling services for the St. Louis Orthodox Jewish Community. Services will include: outreach to rabbis of Orthodox shuls; trainings for rabbis and their staff about mental health topics; trainings about mental health topics for congregants of shuls; individual counseling; family counseling; and, coordination of services and referrals, as needed.
Beth holds a M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She holds a PLPC (licensure) in Missouri. Beth has experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. Her experience includes treating children, adolescents and adults (both individually and in groups) including experience as a coach. She is skilled in crisis intervention, addictions counseling, problem resolution, persuasive communication, and education/training.
Beth will be located in a private office setting located in Clayton, however, she may be reached by email at:firstname.lastname@example.org and/or a message may be left for her at: (314) 266-8526.