Dr. Bracha Katz is a nationally certified school psychologist with a broad range of experience working with children and adolescents in community-based mental health clinics, therapeutic day schools, and public schools. Previously an intern at Ridgefield Park Public Schools, Academics West on the Upper West Side, and the Stern College Counseling Center, Bracha most recently served as school psychologist at the Livingston Public Schools. Bracha is especially passionate about the role of social-emotional learning in Jewish education. Her doctoral dissertation explores the significance of integrating social emotional curricula within the framework of Torah learning to broaden and deepen students’ interpersonal and religious experiences. Bracha is incredibly excited to join the administration of Yeshivat Shalshelet as its School Psychologist and help implement its mission by caring for the emotional well-being of each student.
Bracha graduated summa cum laude from Stern College for Women with a B.A. in Psychology and received an M.A. in Educational Psychology and a PsyD in School and Clinical Psychology from Kean University. Bracha lives in Fair Lawn, NJ with her husband and two children.