Zalman Nelson

Therapist, LCSW

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Zalman Nelson
"Using triggered feelings to help you grow emotionally and improve relationships"

Why I chose to be in the helping profession

Jewish Social Worker in Safed, Israel

Hi, I'm Zalman. Great to meet you. So you're looking for a therapist? That's awesome. It requires courage to take that step, and you clearly have it.

As for me, I'm a therapist with over 14 years of online and in-person therapy work, including Jewish & non-Jewish clients around the world, and community members and Yeshivot in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Tsfat, Israel. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the United States (NY) & Israel.

The therapy work I do with clients focuses on learning the skills to handle feelings, validate your self, work with your triggers, improve confidence and communication, and upgrade all of your relationships. And by adding inner child trauma focus to the work, more effective, faster, long-lasting results are created that you'll be able to self-maintain. I help people get to the core of their struggles, so they grow and progress as quickly as possible, enjoy lasting changes, feel empowered to stand on their own two feet, and without taking countless months to start seeing changes and shifts in your life.

It's also a passion of mine to use digital tools to help people heal and grow; including phone/video calls, and messaging. Have you heard of messaging therapy?

Text therapy, or messaging therapy, is an asynchronous (not live, immediate responses) way to access a mental health professional via mobile device or computer. In short, you don't have to wait until you have an appointment to share with your therapist or seek counsel. Rather, you can use the secure, private messaging space to post and reply to messages 24/7. No need to wait to get something off your mind. Your therapist will see your messages and can respond to you throughout the day. You can expect responses daily, within 24 hours, five days a week.

Many have benefitted from accessing therapy in this way, including countless who were unable or unwilling to engage in traditional face-to-face therapy. And the research is growing on messaging therapy's effectiveness.

I believe that therapy should be affordable and available to anyone courageous enough to seek it out, and be ready and willing to engage in healing and growth. Ask me about my messaging therapy packages that make therapy accessible and affordable.

Message me and ask your questions: [email protected]
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Social Worker serving the Jewish community in Safed, Israel


  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Imago
  • Inner child work
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Issues
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Insomnia
  • Parenting
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationships
  • School & academic challenges
  • Social Skills
  • Substance Abuse

Languages spoken


People I work with

Couples Adolescents Adults Individuals

Personal religious affiliations


Jewish community experience


Safed, Israel

14 years in practice


Licensed Clinical Social Worker by New York 2020. License number 090459-01
Licensed Master Social Worker by New York 2008. License number 076636


Masters Degree in Social Work by Yeshiva Univers ity 2007

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

  • Free consultation
  • Credit Card
  • Sliding Scale
  • ACH Bank Transfer

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