Male Therapist, Female Client: A Torah Perspective

The greatest rabbis of today say it’s forbidden for a woman to see a male therapist or a man to see a female therapist, says Dr. Michael Bunzel, head of Psychiatry at Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center. In the past, rabbis applied the ‘doctor’s heter’ [heter-miktzoah] to inter-gender therapy, i.e. that it’s permissible to see a doctor of the opposite gender…

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