- Therapy Orientation:
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Relational Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Family/Marital Therapy, Coaching, Family Systems Therapy, Eclectic
- Age Focus:
- Adults, Any age, Children, Teenagers
- Child or Adolescent Issues, Life Coaching, Spirituality, Parenting, Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence, Relationship Issues, Finding Your Purpose in Life
- Treatment Modality:
- Couples, Individuals, Families, Groups
- Any Ethnicity
- Sexual Orientation:
- Transgender, Any Orientation
- Languages Spoken:
- French, Hebrew
- Religious Beliefs:
- Last updated:
- Mar 23, 2016
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- About My Work
I run a treatment center for individual, couples, and family therapy. We focus primarily on relationship issues as we believe that as human beings, nothing makes more of a difference to our mental and emotional well-being than the relationships in our lives. Some examples of the relationships we help to heal and to grow include spouses, parent-children relationships, and even entire families.
We also do individual counseling around issues such as the above, as well as adoption, dating, and more.
- My Story
I was born in Montreal, Canada, and moved to the US as a teenager, where I spent my high school and college years. I went to college at Brown University, where I studied computer science and graduated with honors. After college I spent a year teaching underprivileged children in a school in Brooklyn, and then moved to Israel where I remained for six blessed years.
I have a master's degree in social work from Yeshiva University; I also have semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg of the Jerusalem beis din and Rabbi Noach Weinberg, zt''l, of Aish HaTorah. My experience includes work in psychiatric outpatient settings, family therapy institutes, domestic violence units, and community service agencies. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, with children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly.
I am currently learning masechet Sanhedrin and the commentaries of the Sforno and Ibn Ezra on the Torah. I speak English, Hebrew, French and Spanish. I like playing Scrabble and Bananagrams and telling good (and bad) jokes. I live in Passaic, NJ with two beautiful daughters and a very special wife who supports me in all that I do.
|Years in Practice:||5 Years|
|Graduated from:||Wurzweiler School of Social Work|
|License issued in:||Maryland|
|License Expiry:||Oct 2017|
|Technologies:||Liveperson, Skype, VSee|
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Cost & Payment Modalities
|Avg Cost (session):||Sliding Scale|
|Accepts Credit Cards:||Yes|
|Online Payments accepted:||Yes|
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