Director, Children and National Trauma Services, Ohel
Tzivy directs Outpatient Mental Health, School-Based and Trauma services, and oversees implementation of evidence-based practice models across programs. Tzivy is a specialist in trauma and disaster mental health, having run Crisis Counseling Programs after 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. She has intervened in local and national disasters: floods, wildfires, and mass shootings. She has led Ohel’s pivot to tele mental health treatment, response to Covid and virtual psycho educational sessions that attracted tens of thousands of participants throughout the pandemic. She co-created a resilience workbook used by 10,000 children during the pandemic and was named a mental health hero during Covid by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health. Tzivy recently co-authored a book for preschool children, I Feel That Way and That’s Okay!, and an accompanying Teacher’s Guide. She is bringing these resilience building resources to new communities under Ohel’s recently established Kestenbaum Family International Services for Children.
Tzivy is a licensed clinical social worker and a graduate of New York University.