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Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

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Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT
Therapy should not be theory-driven, but relationship-driven. - Irvin Yalom

Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT's style

🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 😃 Humorous 👂 Listener

Why Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT chose to be in the helping profession

I am deeply compelled towards the helping profession by an inherent passion for connecting with people and a profound empathy for the challenges they face. My own personal journey through therapy has been transformative, revealing to me the profound healing that can occur within the therapeutic relationship. Through this experience, I discovered an inner calling to extend this support to others in need.

My involvement in mentoring at-risk youth further solidified my belief in the profound impact of compassionate guidance and understanding. Witnessing the resilience and potential within each individual, I recognized the invaluable role of providing a safe space for exploration and growth.

As I transition into the role of a therapist, I am committed to fostering an environment of trust and empowerment. I aspire to guide individuals on a journey of self-discovery, encouraging them to delve deeper into their experiences and emotions. By facilitating this process, I hope to empower them to navigate life's challenges with resilience and authenticity.

In essence, my decision to pursue a career in the helping profession stems from a genuine desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. I believe that through empathy, understanding, and genuine human connection, we can all support each other in realizing our fullest potential.

Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT's approach

In alignment with Irvin Yalom's insight, I believe that therapy should prioritize the therapeutic relationship above theoretical frameworks. Understanding that each individual's journey is inherently unique, I adopt a flexible and integrative approach to therapy. Drawing from client-centered, psychodynamic, relational, CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness modalities, I tailor my interventions to meet the specific needs, motivations, and personalities of each client.

Central to my approach is the utilization of the self as a therapeutic tool, which encompasses qualities such as kindness, acceptance, compassion, and humor. I firmly believe that it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that serves as the primary agent of healing. My training and education have equipped me with the skills to cultivate a strong therapeutic alliance, fostering an environment where clients feel safe to explore their past, understand their present, and envision their desired future.

Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to facilitate a journey of self-discovery and growth, empowering clients to gain insight into their experiences, develop coping strategies, and move toward meaningful change. By honoring the uniqueness of each individual and nurturing a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I strive to support my clients in their quest for personal fulfillment and well-being.

What you can expect from sessions with Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT

Our journey together begins with the intake process, typically spanning 1-2 sessions, where we lay the foundation for our work ahead. As we progress into our sessions, clients often bring forth their starting points, which catalyze exploration and growth.

I am committed to providing a supportive environment where clients feel empowered to delve into their experiences. Together, we navigate the complexities of emotions, unraveling the underlying sources and gaining deeper insights into their psyche.

My approach is not only about gaining clarity but also about equipping clients with practical tools to navigate their lives more effectively. Whether it's coping strategies, communication skills, or boundary-setting techniques, I strive to empower clients with resources they can implement in their daily lives.

Furthermore, our work extends beyond individual introspection to encompass the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. By exploring relational patterns and dynamics, clients develop a deeper understanding of how they interact with others and can cultivate healthier, more fulfilling connections.

Mordy Lyss, LCMFT, CHT's experience working with the Jewish community

My experience working with the Jewish community has been diverse and encompassing, spanning a broad spectrum of individuals from various backgrounds and affiliations. I have had the privilege of working with clients representing the full spectrum of Jewish observance, from those who adhere strictly to Orthodox traditions to others who identify as unaffiliated without any specific denomination.

Within this tapestry of experiences, I have encountered a wide array of perspectives on Jewish identity, spirituality, and culture. My approach is rooted in respect for each individual's unique journey and beliefs, regardless of where they fall on the spectrum of religious observance.

I recognize the importance of creating a safe and inclusive space where clients feel comfortable exploring their Jewish identity and its intersection with their personal and psychological well-being. Whether discussing religious practices, cultural traditions, or existential questions, I approach each session with openness, sensitivity, and a willingness to engage authentically with my clients' experiences.

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Languages spoken


People I work with

Adolescents (13-18) Adults Elders (65+) Individuals

Personal religious affiliations


Jewish community experience


Licensed to work in

Connecticut, Maryland

Waterbury, Connecticut

5 years in practice


  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist by Connecticut 2021. License number 002588
  • Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist by Maryland 2023


  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy by Touro University Worldwide 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology by Touro University Worldwide 2016


  • Certified Hypnotherapist by National Guild of Hypnotists 2022


  • Multidimensional Family Therapy by MDFT International 2019
  • EMDR by EMDR Consulting 2018
  • The Seven Challenges by The Seven Challenges 2018


  • Member by AAMFT 2024

Average costs per session

$120 - $140

Payment Methods

  • Insurance
  • Sliding Scale
  • Free consultation
  • Credit Card


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Optum EAP
  • out of network
  • United Healthcare

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