Beit Shemesh Clinic
The Kav L'Noar Lamerchav mental health clinic provides no cost outpatient psychotherapy services for the English speaking community of Beit Shemesh and its surrounding communities.
Our highly experienced and dedicated staff of native English-speaking clinicians provide expert service with costs covered by the Kupot Cholim.
Frequently asked questions
Who can request therapy?
How much does therapy cost?
Will I need a referral from a health care professional or agency?
How can I request therapy at Kav L’noar/Lamerchav?
How long will it take for therapy to begin?
Who provides therapy?
How do I determine what type of therapy is right for me and my family?
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In what languages do you offer therapy?
Does Kav L’noar work under Rabinnic supervision?
How long does therapy last?
The length of therapy is determined by the specific needs of each client as well as the framework provided to us by the kupot cholim. Each kupah has different guidelines for the maximum length of therapy but typically the maximum length is on year.
Zev Ganz, PhD
Dr. Zev Ganz earned a master’s degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University and a doctoral degree from Smith College School for Social Work. He completed postgraduate training in Individual and Family therapy at The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim with a focus on working with young children and their families as well as the treatment of child sexual abuse. He is a certified practitioner of the attachment- based model Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and has lectured and published widely on the topic of attachment and families. Zev currently serves as Rosh Tzevet of the Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic in Ramat Beit Shemesh, is a clinical supervisor and instructor at The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim, a lecturer at Machon Shiluv, and maintains a private practice in Ramat Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem.
Rivkah made aliya with her family as a child. She graduated summa cum laude from Michlalah Jerusalem College and received her MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, earning the Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship. She has undergone postgraduate clinical training in couples and family therapy, sexual abuse, trauma, and clinical supervision. In addition to being the director of clinical services, Rivkah is also a family therapist, working primarily with adolescents and young adults as well as a supervisor for university students and therapists. When she is not working, she can be found roughing it with her boys or dabbling in homemade cuisine.
Avraham Aschkenasy, MA
Avrohom Mordechai Aschkenasy earned a B.A. with honors in psychology from the Open University of Israel and graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya. Avrohom has worked as a psychologist at the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center and is currently a therapist at the Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic in Ramat Beit Shemesh. In addition to his clinical work Avrohom learned in top yeshivot for many years, and successfully completed the Rabbanut exams. He is fluent in numerous languages including Hebrew, English, German, Swiss-German, and Yiddish.
Director of Clinic Program
Yoni Ausubel, PSY.D
Dr. Yoni Ausubel earned a master’s degree in education, and a doctoral degree in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University. He completed postgraduate training at the League Center in Brooklyn, NY with a focus on working with developmentally challenged young children and their families. He is a warm, caring psychologist who was trained in psychodynamic theory and also works from a CBT/DBT orientation. Yoni has many years of experience working in the United States in various settings, and is currently a therapist at Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic in Ramat Beit Shemesh after working as a staff psychologist at Machon Dvir in Jerusalem.. He also works via telemedicine to the US and maintains a private practice in Ramat Beit Shemesh.
Ayelet Katz earned a master’s degree in social work from Long Island University, and completed a postgraduate program in Couples and Family therapy at Machon Shiluvim. She has worked as a therapist for individuals, couples and families at all stages of life. She also holds an MA in Jewish History and an MLIS in Library and Iibrary and information science.
Faigy (Goldstein) Parchi earned a master’s degree from Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service in NYC. Prior to Aliyah, she worked in outpatient mental health clinics and satellite school programs under psychodynamic supervision, and counseled adolescent females at-risk in drop in centers and homeless and runaway shelters. Post- Aliyah, Faigy joined The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim's postgraduate training program, and completed training in family systems theory with a focus on treating adolescents and their families. She currently works at Kav L'Noar as an individual and family therapist and as intake coordinator at both the Jerusalem and Bet Shemesh branches. Faigy also maintains a private practice in Jerusalem and Bet Shemesh, combining her eclectic training to help her clients heal from trauma and improve their affect regulation and interpersonal relationships.
Ayelet Katz, MSW
Faigy Parchi, MSW
Moshe Saposh, MSW
Moshe Saposh received his master's degree in social work from Haifa University. He has worked for over ten years in public mental health clinics associated with the Social Welfare department of the State of Israel. Moshe's expertise is in the field of addictions, and he held the position of clinical coordinator at Retorno, supervising therapists and student social workers. Moshe also has received advanced training in the treatment of child sexual abuse. In addition to his clinical work, Moshe has directed programming for emotional enrichment for children in various Talmudei Torah.
Currently, Moshe works as a staff therapist at the Kav L'noar/Lamerchav mental health clinic and maintains a private practice in Jerusalem, where he sees clients and provides professional supervision
Atara Block, LMSW
Atara Block is a social worker licensed in both NY State and Israel. She holds a BA in psychology from Touro College and an MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has focused her clinical efforts on woman’s health and groupwork. In addition to her work as a staff therapist at Kav L'noar/Lamerchav mental health clinic, Atara is also a special projects coordinator and staff therapist at Nefesh Achat B’Yisrael helping women in crisis during pregnancy and after birth. She utilizes a CBT orientation with a focus on mind/body connection. She also works via telemedicine to the US.
Miriam Marcus, MSW
Miriam Marcus earned her BA in Psychology from Excelsior College, and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Harvard Extension. Miriam completed postgraduate training at the Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim where she worked with individuals, couples, and children. In addition to being part of the psychotherapy team at LaMerchav/Kav La’noar, Miriam also works in a preschool for special needs children in Beitar doing parental and staff training.
Aliza Shapiro, MSW
Aliza Shapiro is a clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and families in a variety of settings. Aliza earned a master’s degree from the Silver School of Social Work of New York University. She began her career focusing on working with children and teens at risk. Aliza went on to develop an interest in health and wellness working in an outpatient oncology unit, a women’s health clinic, and as the clinical coordinator for Tishkofet/ Gisha L’chaim Bet Shemesh. While there, she developed and implemented programs designed to meet the needs of community members coping with illness and loss. She currently serves as a therapist at Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic, supervises masters’ level social work students, facilitates abuse prevention workshops for young adults, and maintains a
private practice in Efrat and in Jerusalem, where she has been working with individuals and families since 2010. Aliza believes in a holistic approach to therapy and works with clients to maximize their own unique strengths.
Yona Dan, MSW
Yona Dan earned a master’s degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University, followed by postgraduate clinical training in individual and family therapy at The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim. Yona also has expertise in the cognitive-behavioral approach of Byron Katie. In addition to being a part of the psychotherapy team at the Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Yona provides both short- and long-term therapy to individuals and couples in her private practice in Jerusalem.