Yoav Ben Yosef is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Yoav works with adults of all ages as well as teenagers, and treats a variety of issues, including trauma, substance use, and difficulty finding meaning and purpose in life. Therapy with Yoav can be described as a process of self-discovery. Yoav asks questions and prompts reflection that lead clients to connect with their inner being--their soul, if you will. Through this process, self-judgment is replaced with love and intimacy towards one’s self. It is from this place of self-acceptance that clients begin to change and grow.
Yoav uses his longstanding practice of meditation and study of Buddhist psychology to help clients familiarize themselves with the state of being mindful. Clients find that they can remain stable in the midst of painful emotions, face the reality of their lives, and gather the courage to step forward towards the unknown--on all its possibilities.
Yoav holds an MFA in creative writing and enjoys working with artists of all mediums, supporting them in developing and freeing up their creative process. You can read his recent article about meditation practice in the journal Light of Consciousness.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Existential crises & finding purpose - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
LGBTQIA+ topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Creativity & creative blocks - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Spirituality - 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
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Substance use and recovery - Reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors; coping with related emotional discomfort and suffering
Yoav Ben Yosef is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Private Practice, 2015 - Present
The Fashion Institute of Technology, Writing Teacher, 2012 - 2015
Hunter College, MSW, 2014
Long Island University, MFA, 2011
DePaul University, BA, 2002
New York: 88340