Breslov Coaching With Chaya Rivka Zwolinski

 “Life’s obstacles are sent to increase desire.”

 Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

“I believe that this work we do together should help you live a more joyful life, gain more insight into yourself and your relationships and develop personal spiritual awareness.”

Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, BreslovCoach

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A Note To You

Dear Friend,

You are here for a reason. Your life is precious and your one-of-a-kind neshama (soul) is beloved to Hashem. My mission is to share Rebbe Nachman’s tools (Breslov teachings) which will help you on your path of self-discovery. Joy-building is a binding thread that runs through this work we do together.

Talking to another person from the heart, without a script, is an unpremeditated path of personal growth rich in serendipity and Hashgacha Pratit (Divine Providence.) Traveling this path can help you reach new places of insight and development. Whether it is called counseling or coaching (or something else entirely), focused yet flexible discussion illuminated by Breslov insights, can help you develop both spiritually and emotionally and repair and bring joy to your relationships – with Hashem, with other people, and with yourself.

I invite you to join with me in the healing work of self-discovery, growth, and joy, 

Chaya Rivka Zwolinski


Chaya Rivka’s writing workshops, based on Rebbe Nachman’s stories and his teachings, help students access and connect with the core of who they are and also address their life-struggles, ultimately leading them to connection and deep insight.

As a clinical psychologist with a history of working integratively with multiple models including: psychodynamic psychotherapy, internal family systems, EMDR, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy, I was amazed to learn of the healing power of Rebbe Nachman’s teachings. Having worked with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a myriad of issues, I had held a steadfast belief that therapy is the one true path to healing and moving forward.

Chaya Rivka’s BreslovWoman programs based on Rebbe Nachman’s teachings don’t in any way diminish the value of or the progress my patients make in psychotherapy, however they are revelatory: they help a person connect with the core of who they are, both spiritually and psychically, thus expediting the healing process in a manner not matched by psychotherapy, because therapy does not delve into our spiritual essence with the same degree of directness and depth.
Chaya Rivka’s classes help bring Rebbe Nachman’s approach and key teachings to life, illuminating each student’s individual journey, in a forum that inspires trust and connection with our Creator, ourselves, and each other. Chaya Rivka is a true treasure and a gift to all who get to experience her teachings, mentorship, guidance, and coaching and I am beyond grateful to know her and have her in my life.
Karen Chava Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Psychologist, NYC

As a licensed psychotherapist for nearly thirty years with extensive clinical training, part of my work is assessing other therapists. For several years now I’ve taken Chaya Rivka Zwolinski’s classes online and in person and I’ve had the good fortune to have her coach me as well.               

Chaya Rivka’s insights into human behavior show she is a master teacher and coach. Her love of the Torah and Rebbe Nachman of Breslov comes through in all of her work. She expertly incorporates the wisdom of our sages to shed light on our fears, foibles and strengths. I believe she is a natural healer with a generous spirit, who hones in gently on the work we need to do, yet understands the intra-personal and inter-personal dynamics of our struggles. She is always kind, yet honest and gently guides you to be your best self.

Working with Chaya Rivka touches your soul and helps you transform to bring about changes in character – lasting changes. I highly recommend Chaya Rivka as a teacher and coach. May Hashem bless her to continue to share the light and wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

Stephanie Roth, LCSW – Clinical Psychotherapist, NYC, NY

I have known Chaya Rivka for a few years as a friend and mashpia, and have turned to her for aitza when difficulties have arisen in different areas of my life.

Being a clinical therapist, I know the importance of delving into our own inner world and voice and enhancing our own positive resources in order to maximize our potential.  These tools help us overcome what might initially appear to be an internal or external setback we have. Chaya Rivka has this gift of guiding others in this manner by intertwining both her personal insight and intuition with the deep knowledge of Rebbe Nachman’s Torah to any realm of life.

Yocheved Greenfield, LMSW, Psychotherapist, Jerusalem, Israel

Chaya Rivka, using Rebbe Nachman’s advice, helped me realize that my dreams of “finding a treasure buried underneath the bridge” was really inside me all the time. She helped me focus on the good points as I slowly revealed the priceless gem that is myself. In a relatively short time, Chaya Rivka, with genuine love and concern, took me from despondency to high-achievement capacity. She was also very supportive when I was ready to continue on life’s journey and “graduate” from coaching using the provisions I had acquired during our time together. Chaya Rivka is humble, warm and a shining example of what true love for a fellow Jew is all about! My wish for her is that Hashem grant her the energy to continue helping Their mutual children, as it were, and to reap the fruits of her rewards in this world and the next.

Sara Y, Bet Shemesh, Israel


I was struggling in my marriage after only two years and unhappy with my relationship with my husband. Mrs. Zwolinski counseled me before marriage and I decided to ask for her help again. This time we got the permission of my husband’s Rav to speak to Mrs. Zwolinski together. She helped us set goals for our relationship and used lessons from Breslov Chasidut to move us toward our goals. The sessions were effective and even enjoyable. Mrs. Zwolinski helped us reach the goals in as little time as was realistically possible which we really appreciated…our relationship is growing stronger every day.

S.F., (Five Towns), NY

 If I had to describe BreslovCoaching with Chaya Rivka it would be “transformational.” Words can’t begin to describe my gratitude.

Debbie S., Jerusalem, Israel

BreslovCoaching Q & A

What is Breslov Coaching?


  • In brief, Breslov Coaching is an individualized exploration of your unique life path which will help you achieve a sense of wellbeing, meaning and connection in many life areas, especially your relationships with Hashem, with other people, and with yourself.

What is the basis for this work?

  • BreslovCoaching is rooted in the psycho-spiritual teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. The tools the Rebbe offers to each individual person are profound. His wisdom, insight, and knowledge of the psyche touches the mind, heart and soul. I believe no other course of study or practice is as rich in opportunities for personal growth and soul-healing. 

Can BreslovCoaching help me set and reach goals?

  • Yes. We may begin with a discussion of what issues you feel are important to you right now. Together we can discover and define your goals. We can also work with a less goal-oriented approach, which may be helpful in many cases. Each person’s needs are unique.

What issues will I be able to focus on in BreslovCoaching?

  • The focus of the work we do together is about understanding and connection. Topics that we can address from a psycho-spiritual perspective may include self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, marriage and intimacy, family and children, building a healthier emotional life, self-knowledge and self-image, finding your true calling (career development and personal goals), middot development, addiction-related issues, fears and phobias, anxiety, depression or other emotional issues, achieving balance, and more.

How is BreslovCoaching different from other coaching programs?

  • Unlike other programs or credentials, Breslov Coaching is not a program, system, formula, or set path. I borrow the term “coaching” because it is a term everyone recognizes, however, the work we do together is unique to you. Together, we can set up parameters that are comfortable and affordable for you. If you are looking for a system, method, or formal game plan, you might prefer another type of counseling or coaching. You must choose what’s best for you.

Do I have to buy packages of sessions? How long are sessions?

  • No. There is never any pressure to purchase a specific number of sessions, although we might discuss booking a certain number of session to reach a goal and see results. Sessions are around 45 minutes. We can also do brief sessions for 15 minutes when helpful.

Is BreslovCoaching therapy?

  • BreslovCoaching, like all good counseling, is therapeutic, but it is not psychotherapy. My professional experience especially as a speaker and writer in the field of behavioral wellness, and training in kosher evidence-based psychotherapy and holistic healing techniques, is helpful to the work we’ll do together.

What issues can you help me with? 

  • BreslovCoaching has helped people make breakthroughs in their personal and professional lives and find the motivation they need to achieve balance and success. BreslovCoaching has also proven helpful to people who’ve struggled with a variety of deeper issues including generalized anxiety disorder; social anxiety; phobias (flying phobia, social phobia, agoraphobia, phobias related to intimacy, etc.); borderline personality disorder; PD-NOS; depression; and addiction (substance abuse as well as behavioral addictions.) BreslovCoaching has helped people with painful pasts discover the good points inside themselves, find peace and resolution, while returning to a place of spiritual connection and joy.

How did you get involved in coaching?

  • My work began as an organic outgrowth of being a Breslov teacher and mentor to women and girls. As my work in this area became more complex, I began to study and write about motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and client-centered therapy. I also studied related subjects at the graduate level. Previously, I’ve taken graduate level coursework in TCM, and studied numerous holistic health topics, in addition to other areas of study. I have been teaching and writing about Breslov thought, emotional wellbeing, and behavioral health, holistic health and mind-body topics many years.  I’m the author of May You Have a Day: Making Every Day Better with the Teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov  and Mashiach: Hope for Turbulent Times and other books. I’m  also the co-author of the best-selling Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better and Move On (HCI), a patient-centered therapy book which has been used as a text in both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as co-author of The Parent-Child Dance: A Guide to Help You Understand and Shape Your Child’s Behavior. I also wrote for for ten years.

What’s your motivation for the work you do?

  • I want other women to benefit from the life-changing teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov as I have done myself. In other words, I want to give back. On a personal note, I feel such gratitude to Hashem when I can share the Tzaddik’s teachings in a way that resonates with an individual and helps her move forward. I believe that this work we do together should be effective in helping you live a more joyful life, gain more insight into yourself, and develop stronger relationships with Hashem, other people, and yourself. 

Do you teach BreslovCoaching?

  • No because it’s not a system. BreslovCoaching is unique for each person. Others can and should have their own approach. Also, I personally have never found one-size-fits-all systems or methods appealing (in any healing discipline.) However, if you benefit from specific systems or methods, and they work for you, go for it. Each person is an individual. Do what works!

How can I try Breslov coaching?

  • Contact me to take the first step towards a new beginning in your life and to set up your first appointment at or text to 914-758-9968. 
Where can I get daily inspiration? 
  • For Free, Daily Breslov Inspiration, Follow this link to join the BreslovWoman inspirational WhatsApp group, now in it’s sixth year. You will receive almost-daily audio mini-lessons based on teachings of Rebbe Nachman, class and special program announcements, and more. Got too many messages on WhatsApp? Try turning off notifications and/or archiving the chat, this way you can check in and see what’s new when you want to.

Note: If someone is experiencing a debilitating emotional, mental-health, or addiction issue, I suggest getting an evaluation by an experienced, qualified, therapist with a solid Torah perspective and if possible, a background in Breslov and the teachings of Rebbe Nachman. Any professional should be able to tell you what their successful outcome rate is. For help finding an effective therapist, it might be helpful to use the tools in Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better and Move On (Without Wasting Time or Money); HCI Books. At the same time, working on the spiritual aspect of recovery from emotional problems or addiction is absolutely vital.