50 Imrei Chaim Street
Yaakov Sterling, MFC
Yaakov is a certified couples therapist, with additional certification in sexual intimacy issues. Having lived in the U.S. through his high school years, he is fully bilingual and comfortable working with his clients in both English and Hebrew. He has a private clinic in Bnei Brak, Israel, which is convenient for Orthodox and Charedi Jewish couples living in Gush Dan and Modi’in Illit. Yaakov also works afternoon and evening hours in order to coordinate his availability with the couples he serves and to best accommodate their very busy schedules.
In addition to using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with his couples, Yaakov has attended advanced workshops training him in EFT with families (EFFT) and EFT with individuals. While these trainings have enabled him to practice EFT in these different modalities, the added expertise also provides a greater depth and dimension to his couples work as well. His advanced training in Conflict Mediation enables deescalation early in the therapy process, facilitating the rapid creation of a calm and secure therapeutic setting.
Yaakov is strongly committed to Torah-learning and maintains fixed learning times in the prestigious Kollel Chazon-Ish in Bnei Brak. He is, therefore, culturally sensitive and well-equipped to deeply understand all the significant issues that arise in a Torah-observant family.