Making time and space to have conversations

What is therapy? Who should see a therapist? How can friends, family and coworkers approach someone they care about to discuss seeing a therapist. In this video, JP Katz interviewed Eli Wolff, LICSW (eli.b.wolff@gmail.com) and coauthor of “Self Forgiveness in Couple and Family Therapy,” to seek his advice on these important questions that could sometimes fall into the category of lifesaving.

Eliyohu works with couples and individuals in Boston, Monsey, and on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and provides consultation to the Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology at the Danielsen Institute at Boston University (most recently co-authoring a chapter on Self Forgiveness in Couple and Family Therapy). 

Eliyohu also worked as a Rabbi at Tufts University, where he utilized Talmudic teachings and relational-psychoanalytic theory in his exploratory classes around personhood-development, relationships, leadership, and integrative and relational spirituality. He received a MSW from Simmons College and Rabbinic Ordination from Mir Yeshiva-Jerusalem. 

Eliyohu’s clinical and research interests include attachment, differentiation, identity development, trauma, neglect, ACoA , idealization, perfectionism, addiction, its correlation with mentalization, humility, resilience, and emotional wellbeing and connectedness, and its implications on capacity to maintain intimacy and autonomy in monogamous relationships, and a sense of equilibrium and self-identity in the context of life transitions or adverse experiences.