About Shmuel Yosef

Shmuel Yosef Elbinger, MSW, is a therapist working with men and couples in private practice in Ramat Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem.

Shmuel Yosef completed his Bachelor's degree at Michlala HaChareidit/Bar-Ilan University to qualify as a licensed social worker in Israel, and later received his clinical Masters' degree with Haifa University/Mivchar's program.(Social workers in Israel practice psychotherapy, as well as a wide range of other methods of intervention such as rehabilitation, drug counseling, interventions with victims of sexual and physical abuse, case management, etc.)

Shmuel Yosef is also a Guidance Counselor certified by the Israeli Ministry of Health, and has completed advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training. He is a Certified Level 3 TEAM therapist. TEAM is a new therapy framework developed by Dr. David Burns, author of the bestselling book Feeling Good, translated into 12 languages. The book popularized CBT, and his "10 cognitive distortions," are well known to all CBT practitioners. Shmuel Yosef is committed to furthering his education and building new skills, and is always, studying, researching, and attending workshops.

Shmuel Yosef studied in kollel for over 15 years and has received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg shlita and Rabbi Yitzchak Kaufman shlita, as well as the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. He works with the guidance of leading rabbis (see haskamos) and the supervision of senior therapists.

He and his wife Naomi live in Ramat Beit Shemesh with their four children.

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