Healing for the Healer

Dr. Masresha Dessie in Israel. Photo provided to the author by Dr. Dessie for worldwide commercial distribution and use by Times of Israel
Dr. Masresha Dessie in Israel. Photo owned and provided by Dr. Dessie for commercial distribution by Times of Israel
Dr. Masresha Dessie with wife Beza at her 2016 university graduation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The couple had married seven months prior. Photo provided with permission for publication by Dr. Dessie
Dr. and Mrs. Dessie’s three year old daughter Yan in Ethiopia. Photo by Yosi Photo Studio, Addis Ababa provided with permission for publication by Dr. Dessie

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About the Author
Neal H. Brodsky, a family and somatic psychotherapist, writer and activist lives in Connecticut near NYC. A contributor to the 2021 Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play & Play Therapy, he practices online during Covid-19 and is affiliated with the Israel Center for Self Transformation. Originally trained as a script writer, his career includes ten years writing grants supporting families in subsidized housing, more than a decade in marketing positions at major U.S. public television stations and programming management at HBO. Neal curates One Jewish Family: News of Ethiopian Jews social media feeds on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. He also writes for publication in The Forward and Medium.
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