About Carolyn Hoffman, LCSW

Carolyn Hoffman, LCSW

Carolyn Hoffman, LCSW, Director of the Sinai Temple Mental Health Center, brings to her position a commitment to combine compassionate mental health services, Jewish tradition, and Jewish communal engagement. Carolyn grew up in the Los Angeles Jewish community and graduated with honors from UCLA with a B.A. in English. After living and learning in Israel for two years, she concurrently completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College. Carolyn has many years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with special expertise in providing group support. Combining professional expertise and personal encounter with profound mental health issues in her own family, she is skilled in addressing the full range of human experience including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, stress, and chronic health issues. She has affiliated in the past with various Jewish denominations and honors the unique religious and cultural differences found within the larger Jewish community. Having completed coursework at the Academy for Jewish Religion, CA for a Masters of Jewish Studies degree, Carolyn is currently writing her thesis, “Restoring Hope: Bringing Torah Wisdom to Ease the Way for Parents of Children living with Mental Health Issues and Addiction.”