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Chaim Yosef/ Howard Ackerman

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New JerseyNew York
Couples counseling-Spirituality & religion-Assertiveness-Men's issues-

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Professional statement

Chaim Yosef/Howard Ackerman has been working with people for over 17 years, first in the capacity of a spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation, and now as a psychotherapist. Combining a psychodynamic background with experience and training in Advanced CBT, he identifies 2 ingredients to his clients' therapy work: 1. Psychoeducation- Learning about the nature and possible causes of the challenges that have brought the client to therapy, and

2. Filling the Toolbox- Teaching clients skills that can benefit for a lifetime.

He trained in Motivational Interviewing, and empowers his clients to own and manage their growth according to their motivation and commitment to grow.

His experience with grief has helped clients hold the space for cathartic grieving in which they can move through and manage their grief, rather than avoiding it.

Chaim Yosef's clientele are adults of all ages who want to learn to not only work through their stresses, but to thrive and feel empowered.

Validation is key, and clients report that Chaim Yosef establishes that rapport in a sensitive, warm manner, at the pace at which the client is comfortable.

His offices are located in Kew Gardens, Queens, and Flatbush, Brooklyn, and have on street parking. Chaim Yosef is also available for remote sessions.

Message to clients

You're taking a significant step in your wellness by contacting a therapist!

You'll know when you're ready, and I'm here to give you the safe space to share what you are comfortable discussing at your pace. Therapy is a vulnerable process, and I want to sensitively guide and support you as you learn how to build your emotional resilience.

Sometimes you look for a voice of calm confidence and validation, and I'm here for you.

"It may not always be easy to be you, but there's no one better suited for the job." This is one of my sayings that can boost your self-confidence, and I want to help you acknowledge your strengths and build upon your worth.

You have goals and dreams, and I can help you realize them!

There are vital tools that I want to empower you with, and when you are ready to learn, I am here for you:)

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Sephardic Bikur Holim, Therapist and Intake Coordinator

Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Master's of Social Work, 2022


New York: 118084-01 - New Jersey: 44SL06747500




Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am also available in person in Flatbush, NY


Chaim Yosef/ Howard Ackerman is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed