Bracha Poliakoff, LCSW- C, is a licensed clinical social worker, speaker, and writer. She currently serves as the founder and director of continuing education at Bright Ideas Continuing Education, which provides high quality continuing education programs for mental health professionals in the United States and Canada. She has also taught Torah to both high schoolers and adults in a variety of settings. As a passionate member of the Orthodox community, Bracha often finds ways to give back and make a difference and has served on the board of Keneseth Beth Israel (Richmond, Virginia), as well as the Women’s Institute of Torah (Baltimore, Maryland), in addition to her involvement in many other community programs and initiatives. Bracha is also committed to personal and professional development and has participated in The Associated Young Leadership Council and the Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative Leadership Summit. Bracha lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband and three children.