""Because you have it in you.""
Why I chose to be in the helping profession
Jewish Therapist in Southfield, MI
Known as Jacob by some and as Chezki by others, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working out of Southfield Michigan, in the heart of the Orthodox community, with over 15 years experience helping hundreds of youth, families and adults through relationship, mental health and “life” issues.
A Masters in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel of Baltimore, MD preceded my MS in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University of Nebraska. I have provided psychotherapy and counseling in Jewish schools, mental health treatment centers, elderly day-treatment centers and in group and private practice settings.
Currently, I own a private practice called Sensible Counseling, providing a practical, empathic and down-to-earth approach to dealing with life challenges and mental health issues such as Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Behavior, Parenting, and Relationships for individuals, couples and families ranging from 4 to 104 years old.
I also am privileged to spend part of my day in the Mesivta of West Bloomfield, a yeshiva high school on the outskirts of Detroit, providing mentoring and counseling services to the students through Torah learning and therapy.
Therapist serving the Jewish community in Southfield, MI
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Culturally Sensitive
- Dance/Movement Therapy
- Emotionally Focused
- Family / Marital
- Family Systems
- Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Play Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Anger Management
- Behavioral Issues
- Bereavement & Grief
- Crisis Intervention
- Family Dynamics
- Oppositional defiance disorder
- Personality issues & disorders
- School & academic challenges
People I work withChildren (6 to 10) Preteens Adolescents Adults Individuals Families Couples Toddlers(0 to 5)
Personal religious affiliationsOrthodox
Jewish community experienceExtensive
15700 W 10 Mile Rd
5 years in practice
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC by Michigan 2017. License number 6401013658
MS in Clinical Counseling by Bellevue University 2013
Certified Recovery Coach by CCAR 2015
Trauma and Crisis Intervention by Chai Lifeline 2017
Social Anxiety Interventions by CMI Education Institute 2012