Dr. Aviva Weisbord is a licensed psychologist who was in private practice for over 20 years. She received her degree from American University and studied at Georgetown University, as well, in the Department of Psychiatry. Her specialty is family and marriage therapy and her focus is helping the entire family deal more effectively with life issues. Before joining the Baltimore-based educational support group SHEMESH as Executive Director, Dr. Weisbord served as Executive Director of the Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister League and Jewish Addictions Services. She is a regular contributor to a variety of periodicals and lectures on the Jewish family and community and the particular issues it faces, and has had articles published in the Journal of Social Psychology and the Journal of Psychology and Judaism.