Nehemiah Israel Ben - Zev, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Nehemiah Israel Ben - Zev
E. 34th Street bet. N & P
Available for speaking engagements on the following topics:
Father-son relationships, & its effect on lifelong self-esteem
My approach to tackling life's difficult moments is via the interface, and interweaving of classical Judaeo-spiritual teachings, and the psychological approach of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The cognitive behavioral approach to psychotherapy teaches that ideation determines the way one feels and acts.Changing the way one thinks triggers a change in the way one feels. Consequently, a change in mood promotes changes in one's behavior, and mode of conduct in daily life. Also, I use "a strengths perspective" focusing on the client's strengths which serve to compensate for one's weaknesses. This combination of the judaeo-spiritual, cognitive behavioral, and "strengths perspective" is transformative and life changing serving to help a client return to his/her authentic self. Additionally, I strive to make a difference in a client's life by instilling hope, and confidence his/her ability to change.