Deborah Tobaly

Therapist, Master of Social Work, LMSW

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I am committed to helping you recognize and utilize your strengths, empowering you to achieve your desired goals.

Deborah Tobaly's style

🥇 Empowering 💙 Warm 💡 Solution-oriented

Why Deborah Tobaly chose to be in the helping profession

Throughout my personal and academic journey, I discovered a strong inclination toward the helping profession. From an early age, I noticed that people would frequently turn to me for support and comfort when they encountered challenges. Being a compassionate and attentive listener, I naturally exhibited empathy, patience, and a deep understanding of others. These qualities solidified my decision to embark on a path in the helping field. While I initially considered a career in fashion, drawn to my artistic and creative nature, I ultimately realized that engaging in the helping profession would provide me with greater personal fulfillment and a sense of purpose.

Deborah Tobaly's approach

In my therapeutic approach, I prioritize a non-judgmental and client-centered perspective. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where you can openly express yourself, fostering a trusting therapeutic relationship. I am committed to helping you recognize and utilize your strengths, empowering you to achieve your desired goals. To tailor the therapy to your unique needs, I draw upon a diverse range of modalities and techniques. Some of the approaches I incorporate include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Logotherapy, among others.

What you can expect from sessions with Deborah Tobaly

During our sessions, you can anticipate a professional and compassionate therapeutic environment. I will actively listen to your concerns, ensuring that you feel genuinely heard and understood. Together, we will collaborate in exploring and comprehending the challenges you are facing. I will provide guidance, support, and practical tools to help you navigate through difficult emotions and situations.

Our sessions will be centered around your needs, goals, and preferences. Your individual circumstances and personality will shape the approach I take, utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques and interventions that are best suited for you.

Confidentiality is of utmost importance in our sessions, and I will strictly adhere to ethical guidelines to protect your privacy and maintain a safe space for open and honest discussions. Building trust is essential in our therapeutic relationship, and I will actively work to establish and cultivate that trust throughout our time together.

Ultimately, my objective is to empower you to gain insight, develop resilience, and make positive changes in your life. I will support you in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, fostering personal growth, and equipping you with the skills and strategies needed to overcome challenges and achieve your desired outcomes.

Deborah Tobaly's experience working with the Jewish community

As an orthodox Jewish therapist, I bring a unique understanding and deep appreciation for the cultural and religious values within the Jewish community. With extensive experience both within and outside the community, including working in the Jewish religious school system, I have gained valuable insights into the specific challenges, dynamics, and sensitivities that individuals within the Jewish community may encounter.

In my work, I am dedicated to creating a therapeutic environment that respects and integrates the values and beliefs of Orthodox Judaism. I am well-versed in traditions, customs, and religious practices, allowing me to offer culturally sensitive and relevant support to individuals seeking therapy within the Jewish community.

My experience and cultural competence within the Jewish community enable me to provide a supportive and understanding therapeutic approach that addresses the unique needs and aspirations of individuals seeking therapy within this context.

Additionally, I deeply understand and empathize with the specific challenges that individuals may face within the orthodox Jewish world. I approach these challenges with a non-judgmental perspective, recognizing that each person's journey and circumstances are unique and deserving of understanding and support.

Creating a safe and accepting space where individuals can freely express their thoughts, concerns, and emotions without fear of judgment is my utmost priority. I believe in treating everyone with respect, regardless of their choices or struggles, and strive to foster an environment that encourages open dialogue and self-exploration.

My non-judgmental perspective allows me to meet individuals where they are and support them in their personal growth and healing. I deeply value and honor the autonomy and agency of each person, understanding that they have the right to make their own decisions and choices within the context of their orthodox lifestyle.

By embracing a non-judgmental stance, I aim to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, acceptance, and collaboration. Together, we can explore the challenges specific to the orthodox Jewish world, develop insights, and work towards positive change and personal well-being.

Languages spoken

English Hebrew

People I work with


Licensed to work in

New York

NYC, New York


  • LMSW. License number 103199


  • Master of Social Work

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

  • Insurance


  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Oscar

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