Who Am I?
Aryeh Blum is a licensed psychotherapist who works with individuals and groups. Aryeh started his career as a Rabbi, counseling individuals with a variety of both spiritual and religious concerns. He then worked for the State of Texas working closely with families of children living with severe and chronic medical conditions. When he moved back to Florida, Aryeh began working with people suffering from substance abuse, alcoholism, and other addictions such as gambling, sex, and work.
Aryeh does not believe that good therapy is “cookie cutter” and programmatic. Aryeh works with clients in a highly individualized way based upon the close empathic rapport and therapeutic alliance that he builds with them. Using a variety of treatment modalities, his therapy has a distinctly client centered, spiritual, humanistic, and reality- based approach. Aryeh is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and uses EMDR when indicated.
Aryeh specializes in working with people suffering from trauma, addictions, chronic illness, and existential crisis, as well as dual diagnosis. He has extensive experience working in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. His background and life experiences brings a wealth of resources to bear on his ability to connect with a wide range of clients and the struggles that bring them to ask for help.
Who are my clients?
My clients are people seeking freedom from emotional and psychological pain and confusion. They see me in order to gain independence from the pain of trauma, chronic illness, addiction, and existential crisis. My client’s learn new ways of thinking about the world and their place in it. They learn to live as “a part of” and not “apart from”. Their relationships are enhanced, their quality of life improves, and they begin to experience life more broadly and richly. My ideal client desires change and is willing to work to achieve it.
Pain is a necessary part of life. Suffering, however, is not. If you are suffering, feel alone, perhaps despair for a better quality of life, come see me. I will help you work through the pain, the trauma, and the suffering.