Joel Zeff, DMin, Rabbi, Pastoral Counselor

  • Level 3 TEAM-CBT certification has five levels based on training and mastery in TEAM CBT therapy skills— From Level 1 TEAM CBT therapist, through Level 5 TEAM-CBT Master Therapist & Trainer.
  • Individual Therapy (Age 18+)
  • Couples therapy
  • Telemental Health
I Work With
  • Adults (Age 18+)
  • Couples
  • Anxiety/Fears/Phobias/Worries
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Change or Work Concerns
  • Cross-Cultural Identity
  • Dating Concerns
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family/Relationship
  • Grief and Loss
  • Habits and Addictions
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood swings
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobia
About My Practice

After almost three decades as a congregational rabbi and senior Jewish 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.  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.

Ma'aleh Michael 4
Alon Shvut, IL, Israel
  • Phone :+97 2506 380306
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