Dovid Lessin Verified
Individual and Couples Therapist
Choosing the right therapist is an important step in your quest for self-discovery and emotional health. Here's how I can help. My clinical style is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and effectively manage the challenges in your life. Through collaborative discussions and an understanding of the steps involved in the change process, I have helped many people discover joy, meaning, and connection, even in the face of great adversity. My background as an IFS therapist will help me guide you in working with your own challenging parts with compassion, optimism, professional expertise, and hope. I will help you develop a greater ability to understand and manage difficult emotions, to feel calm and generally positive towards yourself and others, and to foster thriving, meaningful relationships with your spouse, children, parents, and friends. If you are in a marriage that is suffering, I will help you and your spouse create an environment of mutual understanding, effective communication, and respect without resorting to the common tactics of blame, criticism, withdrawal, or shutting down. I believe that connected, loving relationships provide meaning in our lives, and I am committed to helping couples form stronger emotional bonds with one another. My extensive experience in working with adolescents has given me a deep understanding of the many developmental issues young people face during this critical time in their lives. My training as a certified family therapist allows me to navigate the often complicated matrix of family life, and to provide my clients with a clear vision of how they can regain harmony at home. I work with parents as well, helping them learn the important skills of boundary setting, developmental awareness of their children's struggles, and how to form empathic connections with family members Getting the help you need is essential in achieving your personal goals, and finding the right therapist is an important part of that journey. You are invited to visit my website and contact me directly to determine your next step towards greater life fulfillment and emotional well-being.
Union Institute & University; CA Southern University
MA 2014; Psy.D 2021
Certified Counseling and Family Therapist, The Family Institute, Jerusalem, 2010
Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner, Level 1, 2011
Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling, 2014
Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner, Level 2, 2017
Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner, Level 3, 2020
Anxiety / Panic
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Family Systems Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Therapist's Experience with Gap Year Students
Served as Guidance Counselor at Yeshivat Shaalvim for 11 years, met with hundreds of students ages 17-22 for individual and group sessions. Specialize in working with this age group in private practice in Jerusalem and Modiin. Regularly consult with a number of yeshivot around the country regarding mental health issues.