Herzel Yerushalmi, Ph.D., LPC

Herzel Yerushalmi, Ph.D., LPC

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 37PC00079500
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 27388
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121 Newark Ave., Suite 503
Jersey City, New Jersey 07304 - United States
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I wish there was a better word than therapy in describing what will be happening when you decide to use my services. Since there isn't, then I will try to provide you, however briefly, a feel of my professional elements that you will be facing.
I begun having interest in psychology when I became aware of the jungles of modern life and what happens to our personal and interpersonal world of relationships. Now more that 30 years the healing relationship or psychotherapy or counseling has been my primary interest. A life long commitment to it and the persons searching for a meaningful life, purpose and fulfillment with themselves and with others.
Immigration challenges ones belief systems and identities. Born in Iran moving to Palestine/Israel and then the US in 1991 exposed me to new experiences. I became deeply interested in social psychology, systems of managing capital (making a living) and the place of a person in this human-made profit oriented world. In therapy I pay attention to how material reality and cultural values influence one's decision making process and relationships with himself and to others.
Understanding how a person's life flow the way it flow is at the focus of attention. You are a person whose experience I take seriously. The whole person not just symptoms is at the center of our work together.

Email or Call Herzel Yerushalmi, Ph.D., LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 27388

More Info About My Practice

I received my BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel-Aviv University. Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings, in schools and in private practice with many hundreds of people from eight to later adulthood age, people who suffer from severe mental illness to people struggling with difficulties with themselves, in living and in relationships, people of diverse nationality, ethnic and religious background, diverse classes, diverse sexual orientation, new immigrants and deep rooted natives, the just engaged or plan to but not sure, the newly wed and the couples who experience being unhappy.
Taught Psychology at Tel-Aviv University Extension Division; workshops and lectures on sexuality and sex education for families and their middle and high schools students; Substance Abuse Counselor Los Angles; Individual and couple therapy at Advanced Center for Psychotherapy and Counseling Jamaica Estates, Bronx; Clinician and then program director at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care providing therapeutic services to hundreds of families, adolescents and young adults ; Ongoing work in private practice counseling and therapy with adult individuals and couples. Co founder of Footprint New Jersey, LLC in Jersey City.
Being dissatisfied with the stigmatizing doctor - patient model of psychotherapy for functioning people, I published a book, dubbed "classic" that addressed issues of power, mutuality and togetherness in therapy.
As an artist, I have helped many creative professionals, artists and musicians.
I wholly embraced the patient model when cancer knocked on my own body. Going through my internal psychological survival journey finding how close, and intimate, are the margins of life.

Psychology and the interactions with people who struggle with relationships, with togetherness, with difficulties with themselves and the world have opened for me a door to every person's struggle to live life fully. I am committed to transferring this learning in helping others in their struggle to liberate, make decisions and free choices and begin fully live their lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

In my 30+ years of experience working with individuals and couples, I have learned do not wait to get help. The longer you wait the more difficult it will be. I understand relationships are complicated and life circumstances complicate things even more. Many relationships start with joy and hope as well as fear and doubt. There is often a hope that "everything will be ok" when dissatisfaction or conflict arise in one or both partners. Anger, screaming, irritability, feeling miserable, endlessly arguing, suspiciousness and anxiety, lack of sexual desire or passion...(add your own) become more frequent and hurtful.
Simply put: You and possibly your partner are just getting more unhappy and are on the way to being depressed. REMEMBER: Beginning individual or couple's counseling is a sign of health and care (about yourself and/or partner) not a sign of defeat. Counseling can help.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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