Yudith Furman joined the BMA team in 2014 as the School Counselor K-8th. Born and raised in Lima-Peru, Yudith got trained and licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Therapist, working in hospital settings as well as in private practice. After moving to the US in 2005, Yudith got her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University and is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida. As a lifelong learner, she recently got certified as an Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner (CAPP). In her new position as Director of Counseling, Yudith will be working with our staff and students in implementing Positive Education practices in BMA, and will continue to develop and deliver a social-emotional learning curriculum in the elementary school. In addition, Yudith will continue to provide support to students and parents on how to navigate the emotional and social aspects of the different developmental stages, as well as specific concerns on those areas.
Yudith is passionate about helping students identify their strengths and build on them. Instead of focusing and “what’s wrong” she focuses on “what’s right” and helps students bring more positivity within themselves and in their relationships with others. Her main goal is to improve students’ wellbeing by helping them develop and practice strategies to become more self-aware, increase empathy, be more resilient, and use a growth-mindset to view challenges as opportunities and be able to achieve their goals. By improving students’ wellbeing, they perform better in school and are able to put into practice the skills needed to be successful and live a joyous and meaningful life.