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My goal as a therapist is to give you the tools to develop a deep, fulfilling sense of connection: with your loved ones; with your community, school or workplace; and with your gifts, your values and your life goals.

I believe that a painful childhood or a traumatic experience; entrenched destructive habits; uncomfortable emotions and negative thoughts do not have to define or limit you.

We'll work together to promote genuine, meaningful integrated connection between your whole self, your family, your community, and your Creator so you can feel good, live your values and enjoy thriving relationships.

Helping people build vibrant meaningful lives, and sound nurturing connections.

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Offices in Ramat Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem

Ph: (972) 0527619207 | Email: sy 'at'

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 committed to furthering his education and building new skills, and is always, studying, researching, and attending workshops.

Shmuel Yosef studied in kollel for over 10 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.

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

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Humans are wired to connect, and we need connection to be healthy and whole. Connection is about relationships: with the self and the other.

Rabbinic Recommendations


Announcing: First Conference of the Charedi Therapists Organization

September 7, 2016

With the an increasing number of therapists working in the charedi community, the issue of professionalism has come to the fore in recent years. Especially the issue of lack of professionalism. That’s why I was interested to learn about a new organization for charedi therapists called (rather obviously) the Charedi Therapists Organization (איגוד המטפלים החרדי).…

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Why I Blog

August 26, 2016

As a therapist, there is always so much I am learning from my fellow professionals, from books and professional resources, and, of course, my clients. Since I am also privileged to study in kollel every day, as well as regular classes with some great rabbanim who shape my thinking, the learning literally never ends. As any…

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