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Our professional mental health specialists are here to give you personalized advice and emotional support every step of the fertility process. From the moment you reach out to us, you have access to our extensive network of resources and support – halachic, medical and emotional.

You are not alone.

First and foremost, PUAH´s mental health specialists ensure that you never feel isolated or alone. We understand that emotional support is so valuable throughout this difficult time. Infertility is often a problem suffered in silence, so you may be surprised to learn that approximately 1 in every 7 people face hurdles when trying to have children. In the United States alone, more than 5,000,000 individuals of childbearing age experience issues with fertility. With heartfelt compassion and ample experience, PUAH will help you navigate the fertility journey. Holding your hand along the way, we will help guide you through all the possible paths and strategies available.

Shulamis Mayerfeld
Shulamis Mayerfeld
Shulamis is a licensed clinical social worker from NYU who uses a psychodynamic approach with her clients. She integrates play therapy, CBT, systems approach, narrative methods, and strength based interventions to help facilitate her clients healing journey. Shulamis believes in tailoring therapy to her clients specific needs, rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach.
Karen Wasserstein
Karen Wasserstein
Karen runs a private practice that specializes in therapy and counseling for individuals and couples as they navigate the family building process, as well as consultations for those who require them to use third party reproduction, including Recipient, Known Donor, Intended Parent and Gestational Carrier Appointments.
Daniela Gemal
Daniela Gemal
Daniela received her Master's degree in Social Work from The Wurzweiler School of Social Work, where she learned therapeutic clinical strategies tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. She helps individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or just feeling emotionally lost but yearning to enhance their emotional well-being and attain a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in life.
Bassy Schwartz
Bassy Schwartz
Bassy's warm and easy going approach allows her clients the space to foster a deeper level of self acceptance and gain insight and new perspective into the relational challenges in their lives. She specializes in marital/premarital challenges, relationship issues, as well as trauma and PTSD using the Emotionally Focused Approach (EFT).

As a caring community of professional advisors, we offer step-by-step guidance a variety of areas including:

  • Primary Infertility
  • Secondary Infertility
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Miscarriages
  • Intimacy
  • Women´s Health
  • Menopause
  • Men´s Health
  • Taharat Hamishpacha
  • Shalom Bayit
  • Genetics
  • Reproductive Health for Adolescents
  • Shidduchim

Personalized assistance

PUAH´s guidance services are founded upon expert knowledge, with respect and consideration for every unique individual and scenario. Our team is comprised of specially trained coaches and expert Rabbinical advisors in Halacha and medicine who are sensitive and nonjudgmental. Of course, every meeting is strictly confidential.

PUAH is here for you, every step of the way!

Rabbi Segelman
Rabbi Elan Segelman
Rabbinic Director - America
Rabbi Segelman is the rabbinic director for PUAH in America.

After studying in Israel for two years at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh, Rabbi Segelman attained a B.A. in Psychology from Touro College's Lander College for Men, as well as an M.A. from Touro College's Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Shortly after completing his Semicha, he was appointed as a Shoel U'Maishiv and Rebbe in the Lander College Judaic Studies Program. In 2016, Rabbi Segelman became the Rabbinic Educator at New York Medical College & Touro College of Dental Medicine in Valhalla, NY. Rabbi Segelman currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he serves as the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Hancock Park.
Rabbi Eliezer Krohn
Rabbi Eliezer Krohn
Rabbinic Advisor - America
Originally from Kew Gardens, Queens, Rabbi Krohn learned under the tutelage of the illustrious Rav Zelig Epstein. He then studied in Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem for 8 years where he developed a close relationship with the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, and his rebbe, Rav Asher Arieli. Upon returning to America, he received Semicha from Beis Medrash Gavoha of Lakewood, NJ. Rabbi Krohn is a sought after posek and lecturer and delivers regular classes in Jewish law and Jewish thought to a variety of audiences. Rabbi Krohn is also a renowned Mohel, expertise he learned from his mentor and father, Rabbi Paysach Krohn. Rabbi Eliezer Krohn and his family live in Clifton, NJ.

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