Rabbi Dr. Arielle Hanien, PsyD, SEP

An Associate in Clinical Psychology, a rabbi and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Dr. Arielle Hanien, PsyD, SEP integrates modalities ancient and contemporary  to her work with clients, to help resolve trauma and to support healing and growth.  


Drawing on a rich clinical and scholarly background to help clients normalize and understand their experience, Dr. Hanien supports clients in resolving the effects of trauma.  Her integrative approach empowers clients, supporting their self-regulation, enhancing resilience, and  helping them reconnect to their felt sense and intuition, inner vitality and harmony.   


Dr. Hanien brings fluency in neuroscience and traditional psychology to support clients in healing from physiological and psychological effects of trauma, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD, as well as to clients navigating changes in gender identity and sexuality and in  family and intimate relationships.  Dr. Hanien specializes in addressing trauma of all kinds, including developmental and intergenerational trauma, medical, and legal trauma.  


Dr. Hanien also brings her expertise to prepare expectant mothers for childbirth and to help new parents, caregivers, and infants adjust to life outside the womb in early stages of development.  She helps clients of all ages prepare for medical procedures to reduce the trauma those experiences can sometimes entail.  She works with individuals, couples and families at Lifespan, offering sessions in Hebrew and English.     


Dr. Hanien holds degrees in Philosophy, Sociology, and Physical Sciences from Brandeis University, rabbinical ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College.  An Assistant in Somatic Experiencing and SE Master Classes, she teaches around the world.   

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