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Rabbi Dr. Joel Zeff DMinMental Health Counselor, Clinical Pastoral Counselor
After almost three decades as a congregational rabbi and senior yeshiva educator, both involving much counseling, I became convinced of the profound and primal necessity to engage the whole person, encompassing the emotional, psychological , and spiritual dimensions. In order to better serve, I have gone back to school to train as a professional counselor. My training includes a doctoral program in Pastoral Counseling, the Clinical Pastoral Counseling program at a major medical center, and the TEAM (“Feeling Good”) school of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My primary approach is using the methods of TEAM, which is an outgrowth of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
The fundamental assumption of TEAM-CBT is that how we feel is a function of how we think. If we can identify our distorted implicit assumptions and beliefs, we can reclaim our G-d given right to lead a joyful and healthy life. The TEAM-CBT approach is short-term, methodical, and is widely considered to be the most effective, evidence-based therapy. My many years as a rabbi and educator allows me to appreciate and relate to the religious/spiritual aspects of achieving greater wholeness. If you are struggling with mood issues, interpersonal crises, destructive habits, or spiritual/religious discontent, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.
Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation:
Years in Practice:
MS- Yeshiva University 1985
Rabbinic Ordination- Yeshivat Rabbenu YItzchak Elchanan, (RIETS), NY 1985
Clinical Pastoral Education- Sutter Medical Center, Roseville, CA 2014
TEAM Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training - Feeling Good Institute, Mountain View, CA. 2016
FINANCESAverage cost per session
Special Rate for New Olim, Sliding Scale, Free Consultation, Student Discount, Lone Soldier Discount
DISTANCE COUNSELINGTelephone Counseling, Skype
Last Updated: November 7, 2017
SPECIALTIESAddictions, Adjustments, Anxiety / Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cancer / Terminal Illness, Codependency, Depression, Executive / Career / Life Coaching, Grief, Life Transitions, Marital Counseling, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, Phobias, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Concerns, Stress Management
Adults, Couples, Men, Women, Geriatric
TEAM Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Clinical Pastoral Counseling