Joel Zeff DMin

Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Pastoral Counselor

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Ma'aleh Michael 4a
  • Alon Shvut
  • Gush Etzion
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Joel Zeff DMin

Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Ma'aleh Michael 4a
  • Alon Shvut
  • Gush Etzion
  •  

ABOUT

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

    Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling, San Francisco Theological Seminary

  • Year of Graduation:

    2017

  • Years in Practice:

    4

Additional Credentials:

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

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    250-350 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    Sliding Scale
    Free Consultation
    Student Discount
    Lone Soldier Discount

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

SPECIALTIES

Addictions
Adjustments
Anxiety / Panic
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Cancer / Terminal Illness
Codependency
Depression
Executive / Career / Life Coaching
Grief
Life Transitions
Mood Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Self-Esteem
Spiritual Concerns
Stress Management
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adults
Couples
Men
Women
Geriatric

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

TEAM CBT
clinical Pastoral Counseling

SERVICES OFFERED

Coaching
Individual Therapy