What we do


What does Creative Coping do?

We’ve gone remote during covd19 and are now offering:

1. Coping Cafe ~ a remote way to discuss how you’re coping and learn together,

2. Writing classes and writing coaching to help your write about your life

3.  Commission Artist Aviva to write, speak, or facilitate for you/your agency on topics related to: building support systems, behavioral health, life stories, and purpose

Written word, educational materials, and live programs combine clinical best practices, narratives, and interactive exercises.

Whether the topic is coping in the aftermath of trauma or how to integrate prayer and pom poms in Human Cheerleading, programs spark meaningful conversation.

Some content is serious, and some is downright silly. A sense of humor is key!

Content is Rated D&P = deep and playful


Who uses Creative Coping?

Creative Coping can be used in a variety of ways. Community members can use materials for their own growth. Therapists can use the materials with clients and staff. Nonprofits, for-profits, and schools use materials in trainings and events.

Programs are shaped to meet your needs.

What do people say about Creative Coping? Testimonials

“Children in public schools have few resources; they live with enormous challenges. The more support we can give, the better they can perform. We welcome Creative Coping.” – Ms. Edwards, School Administrator

“Creative Coping suits seniors because we need to hear that we can’t control everything, but we can do things to make the day better.” – Robert, Senior Center community member, Philadelphia, PA

“My family and I went to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation.  My mother was there. I wanted some support before for the trip. We met with Aviva, and she gave us gift bags with symbolic objects. She prepared us to use self care along the way. We used the spices there; it was really helpful.” – Tammy F.

“She is wise, funny, deep, and one of the most enjoyable presenters of Jewish wisdom applied to the challenges of our lives.” –Rabbi Marcia Prager, MFT, Storyteller

“Creative Coping gift bags were the center pieces at our women’s event. They were pretty and meaningful.” – Rabbi M. Stein

“Aviva’s work artfully communicates the truth in the moment, with clarity that cuts through the fat and touches the soul.” -Jesse F., Theater Director, 24/6, Artist, and Educator, NY, NY