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

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

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

5

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

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

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PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

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

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