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Moshe Wangrofsky, LCSW, ACSW, a practicing psychotherapist for close to 40 years, is the Program and Clinical Director of CounterForce. He oversees all of CounterForce’s myriad programs and services.

Pirchi Alpert, LCSW, is the administrator and supervisor of CounterForce’s Outreach Program which assigns mentors to teens ages 12-18 who are in need of positive role models in their lives. Additionally, she serves as a supervisor for CounterForce’s school based Counseling Program and girls School Placement Program. She is also a therapist for CounterForce’s Family Therapy Program.

Ms. Alpert received her BA in Psychology from Queens College and her MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She holds dual licensure in New York and New Jersey and a certificate in Using the Arts in Prevention from Rutgers University. She also has joint certification in mentoring supervision from Fordham University and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of NY. As a PREP trainer, Ms. Alpert is also trained in the prevention and relationship enhancement program.

Miriam Heilbrun, M.S., an educational therapist, is the administrator and supervisor of CounterForce’s Remedial Tutoring Program. She trains and supervises tutors, designs programs for students, and carefully monitors their progress. She addresses both academic skills and mental health issues impacting school performance. Ms. Heilbrun also supervises library services and evidence-based programs at CounterForce.

Ms. Heilbrun has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of education (general and special education) and counseling. She holds a BS in developmental psychology from Brooklyn College and a Masters Degree in special education from Bank Street College of Education. In addition, she has completed training programs on counseling issues and methods.

Susanna Morgenthau, M.A., received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research. She also obtained a certificate in school psychology from Teacher’s College of Columbia University. She is licensed in New York State as a school psychologist and a mental health counselor. Her area of specialization is psychological and educational assessments. She founded and continues to direct the psycho-educational testing program at CounterForce.

Susan Lamm, LCSW, ACSW is a Coordinator for CounterForce’s Family Therapy Program as well as its Parent Training/Teacher Training Programs. Mrs. Lamm is a supervisor of family therapists, school counselors and parent training leaders.

Mrs. Lamm is also the Coordinator and Supervisor of CounterForce’s Stepparent Program - the only program for orthodox stepparents in the NY metropolitan area. Recognizing a need in the community, Mrs. Lamm and a colleague developed and implemented a program specifically formulated for the orthodox stepfamily. The program provides the education, guidelines and skills for stepparents to successfully navigate the complex adjustment process of the stepfamily.

Mrs. Lamm received her BSW from McGill University, School of Social Work (Montreal, Canada) and her MSW from The University of Toronto, School of Social Work (Toronto, Canada). She holds professional licensure from the State of New York.

Sterna Lerman, LCSW, supervises counselors, therapists and social work students at CounterForce, and serves as a Coordinator of CounterForce’s Family Therapy Program. She is a Program Coordinator for the Parent Training and Teacher Training Programs. She also works with teachers/counselors who prepare young women who are engaged to be married, providing them with vital mental health knowledge and information, as well as proper marriage communication and spousal relationship skill building techniques.

Mrs. Lerman received her MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She holds professional licensure from the State of New York.

Rabbi Yehuda Zakutinsky is a supervisor of CounterForce’s Outreach Program, which assigns mentors to teens ages 12-18 who are in need of positive role models in their lives. He works with youth who have dropped out of school or need an alternative school setting.