Beit Shemesh Clinic
02-595-4571 ext. 9
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, MSW
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.
Rachel Tepperman earned a bachelor's degree in education from Herzog college followed by a Master's degree in clinical social work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At present, Rachel is receiving advanced training in Family, Couple's and Sex Therapy at the Rotem Institute in Jerusalem. In addition to her clinical work Rachel has been a madrichat kalot for over a decade and is a staff member at Machon Pe'ima. Currently, Rachel works as a staff therapist at the Kav L'noar / Lamerchav mental health clinic where she sees clients, including families, couples and individuals.
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.
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.
Noah Cohen, MSW
Noah Cohen earned a BA in Psychology from Yeshiva University and a master’s degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work with a focus on clinical group work. He received postgraduate clinical training in individual and family therapy at the Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim. In addition to working with the psychotherapy team at the Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic, Noah works as a Social Worker for Melabev, working with spouses, siblings and children of individuals with cognitive impairments. In addition to his clinical work Noah also spent four years in Yeshiva University’s Gruss Kollel in Yerushalayim and has Semicha from Yeshiva University. He currently teaches in numerous schools in the Yerushalayim and Beit Shemesh area.
Abi Wiesel, MSW
Abi Wiesel earned his Bachelors and Master’s degree from the University of Haifa. He completed postgraduate clinical training in family and couples therapy at The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim where he worked with individuals, couples, and families with an additional focus on adolescent development. Before joining the psychotherapy team at the Lamerchav/Kav L’noar mental health clinic, Abi worked in the Israeli public sector for Meital where he treated the families of victims of sexual abuse. Abi also works in private practice in both Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh with families of both Israeli and Anglo background. He uses a blended approach of psychodynamic and family systems in his goal of helping individuals, couples, and families access improved quality of life.