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Pathways toward Mental Health and Wellness for LGBTQ+ Jews

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August 7, 2024 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

JEWISHcolorado is excited to partner with Keshet to host a two-part virtual program: Pathways Towards Mental Health and Wellness for LGBTQ+ Jews.

Join Kohenet Dr. Harriette E. Wimms and Dr. Dani Rosenkrantz as we explore the psychosocial factors impacting the mental health experiences of Jewish LGBTQ+ people, as well as external and internal stressors that contribute to distress and trauma. We will learn what contributes to resilience in this population, including pride, joy, and community connections. Through the use of clinical vignettes depicting real-world circumstances facing LGBTQ Jews, we will develop individualized strengths-based interventions for providing support and affirming care to LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, schools, and communities within the context of Judaism.


Dr. Harriette E. Wimms and Sunshine Head ShotKohenet Dr. Harriette E. Wimms is a community convener, Jewish professional, spiritual ritualist, and social justice advocate. She is a Maryland licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing compassion-infused mental health care. Founder and executive director of the Jews of Color Mishpacha Project, K’Dr. Harriette recently completed the inaugural Jews of Color Engagement Fellowship at The Associated: Baltimore Jewish Federation (the first type of position within any Jewish Federation System).  She is a prayer leader within the Beit Kohenet community and within Baltimore’s Jewish community. Kohenet Dr. Harriette is a Schusterman cohort 7 fellow, a Selah cohort 17 fellow, and a contract trainer for Keshet.  She is a proud Black, queer, disabled, Jew by choice, and is most proud of being mother to her neurodiverse, gender expansive 20-year-old. 

Dr. Dani RosenkrantzDr. Dani Rosenkrantz is a licensed psychologist and founder of Brave Space Psychology, LLC, a virtual private practice providing therapy and gender affirming care assessments in 40+ states, as well as coaching, support groups, consultations, and training nationally. Dr. Dani is passionate about helping clients heal and connect to joy, identity affirmation, and empowerment through life transitions and stressors, especially for those navigating minority stress as Jewish, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals. In addition to working with therapy clients, Dr. Dani offers parent and grandparent affirmation coaching and support groups focused on empowering Jewish families to best support their LGBTQ+ children and grandchildren. She also provides consulting and training, working with diverse businesses including national companies, local nonprofits, and Jewish and LGBTQ+ organizations. Dr. Dani is passionate about building inclusive communities where all can feel seen and thrive!