Telehealth Available
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Joel Zeff
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Primary Degree(s):
DMin
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
250-350 NIS
Insurance:
None
Discounts Available:
Sliding Scale | Free Consultation | Student Discount
Office
  • Ma'aleh Michael 4a
  • Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion
Telehealth Available
Telehealth Available

Joel Zeff Verified Verified

Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Primary Degree(s):

DMin

Finances
Average Cost Per Sessions:

250-350 NIS

Insurance:

None

Discounts Available:

Sliding Scale | Free Consultation | Student Discount

Office
  • 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

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

DMin

Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling, San Francisco Theological Seminary

2017


Degree
DMin

Education
Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling, San Francisco Theological Seminary

Year of Graduation
2017
Years in Practice

6

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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

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

SPECIALTIES

Addictions

Adjustments

Anxiety / Panic

Behavioral Concerns In Children

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

Population

Adults
Couples
Men
Women
Geriatric

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

TEAM CBT, clinical Pastoral Counseling

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Coaching