Tzivy Reiter LCSW
Tzivy Reiter, LCSW, serves as the Children’s and Trauma Services Director at the Ohel Zachter Family National Trauma Center. In this role, Tzivy leverages her decades of experience in children’s mental health, trauma, and bereavement to develop trauma-informed and resilience-based building services, including training for first responders, workplaces, synagogues, and schools grades K-12.
As a trauma and disaster mental health specialist, Tzivy has managed crisis counseling programs for events like September 11, Hurricane Sandy, Houston Floods, Pittsburgh shootings, and Woolsey Fires. During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tzivy successfully led the launch of real-time virtual support offerings from Ohel to ensure care was always available for those in distress.
One of Tzivy’s priorities is promoting resilience among children. In 2020, she co-authored a children’s workbook to help children process emotions around the pandemic. The My Covid-19 Resilience Workbook teaches children ages 5 to 10 healthy ways to express their feelings and learn valuable socioemotional skills. Her book, I Feel That Way and That’s Okay, launched in the fall of 2022 and teaches preschool-aged children how to understand feelings and emotions. Her newest book, “Innerspace: My Resilience Workbook,” will launch in Fall 2023.
Tzivy is an accredited Triple P Positive Parenting Program practitioner and a consultant to Building Blocks Magazine. She also writes frequently on work/life balance issues and is the author of Briefcases and Baby Bottles: The Working Mother's Guide to Nurturing a Jewish Home. She earned a Master’s Degree in social work from New York University.