Clinical Services (South Florida)
Judy Kraft is a licensed clinical social worker/ psychotherapist in private practice, Healing in Relationships, in Boynton Beach and surrounding area. She has had a 40 year career specializing in psycho-education and family systems therapy. She has worked with dually diagnosed—addictions and mental health in National Alliance on Mental Illness and various 12 step groups. In FL, she was employed as a group and family therapist at the Family Behavioral Center in Delray Beach, and as a job coach for Goodwill Industries. Prior dual career as a nurse helps to understand symptoms and integrate medical, social, holistic health, and pharmaceutical treatments.
Judy is a social activist who has lectured, led workshops, organized coalitions seeking to change our context by turning from a culture of domination/ war to a culture of partnership /peace—caring community and work for the common good.. She was one of the founders of the Palm Beach chapter of The Network of Spiritual Progressives in 2006.
Judy was born in Worcester, MA, educated at Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, CT, Case Western Reserve/ Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, OH, Columbia School of Social Work, NY. She has worked in a variety of Mental Health settings in CT, OH, NY, AZ, NH, and “retired” in FL in 2003. She is divorced and has a daughter in FL and a son in MA. Other personal interests and activities range from walks in the ocean to Unitarian-Universalism, water color painting to writing—poetry and political. Connection to people and nature sustains it all.