Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions about Counseling

Anyone who is facing difficulties, dilemmas, transitions issues or questions, crisis, ongoing struggling, or dealing with conflicts.

We offer therapy for individuals, couples and families. We also have therapists who specialize in children, adolescents, trauma and sexual abuse.

No formal referral is required. We do receive referrals from other organizations and professionals including doctors, psychologists, attorneys, and social services.

If you are interested in counseling services, contact our main office at 02-654-4600 (Sunday to Thursday 9:00 – 14:00).  Members of our Intake staff are specially trained to receive calls and take information in a professional and sensitive manner.

After you have given preliminary details about your request for counseling, along with basic personal information (name, age, address, etc.), one of The Family Institute’s therapists will contact you to schedule a first appointment.

Ordinarily, once you have given your information, you should expect to receive a call from your therapist within one week.

The subsidized fee at The Family Institute is a nominal 100 NIS per session.

If the nominal 100 NIS fee presents a financial hardship a client can apply for a fee reduction and will be given a form to fill out.  If your fee is reduced in accordance with the information you provide, the 100 NIS paid at the initial session will be applied towards future sessions based on the adjusted fee.

The Family Institute will work with you to arrive at an affordable fee so that you can come for therapy. No one is turned away due to lack of funds.

Our clinical staff generally consists of therapists with a Master’s degree in a field of mental health (such as Social Work, Psychology etc.). Therapists work under the supervision of highly qualified and seasoned clinical supervisors within the framework of advanced postgraduate training.

Therapists at The Family Institute’s clinic are Torah observant and are committed to providing the highest standard of confidential and professional counseling services.

The Family Institute provides individual, couples and family therapy, as well as special services for children, adolescents, couples and victims of sexual abuse and trauma.

The Family Institute provides counseling for all segments of the Israeli population, being especially sensitive to the unique needs of the religious community.

When you first call us, our intake coordinator will discuss the most appropriate options with you.

Additionally, the initial meetings between you and your therapist can be used to assess and discuss how best to approach your specific issues, and to form a treatment plan.

Our clients’ privilege to confidentiality is one of our highest priorities.  The Family Institute is committed to providing you with every measure of confidentiality allowed by law.

The Family Institute provides counseling in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish and Yiddish.

Yes.  The Family Institute is committed to providing mental health services strictly within the framework of Torah guidelines.

The length of therapy varies based on the unique needs of each client.  Clients, in collaboration with their therapists, most often determine the optimal period of treatment.

The Family Institute is situated on the campus of the Neve Yerushalayim seminary in Har Nof.   Our address is Rechov Beit Yitzchak, next to Rechov Hakablan 10.  The 33, 52, 55, & 74 bus lines all make stops within short walking distance of our clinic.