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Cynthia Sasson, AAPC

I am a life coach for young women. I help girls/women through self discovery and awareness.
-Life direction for working moms
-Assistance on clarification for shidduchim
-Religious transition
-Improving relationships
(Everyone deep down knows where they should be headed but not everyone knows how to dig that deep...I can help you)
Language- English

Location:    Brooklyn, NY, United States

Phone:    917-309-9154

Yanky Samet, AAPC, CMCC

I have many years of experience working and coaching with Bochrim, Yungerlight, Young adults and parents in many different areas, including Chinuch, Shalom Bayis, personal growth, lack of motivation, relationships, self image, low self esteem, bullying, depression and most areas of life.

I usually charge $150 for an hour session or $120 for a 45 minute session. 

I am available by phone as well.

I speak English, Yiddish and Hebrew.

I am located in Chestnut Ridge NY.

Contact info: Email:

Phone: 516-371-1400

Dovid Steiman, AAPC

I am specializing in working with bochurim that can’t find an acceptance in our community and yungeleit that lack motivation and self-image. As well as areas like relationship between parents and children, bullying and depression.

I charge $75 for an hour session. I am available on the phone.

I speak English, Yidish and Hebrew.

I live in Monsey.

Please email:

Phone# 845-445-7211


Aviva Shapiro, AAPC

Coaching through and post divorce, baalei teshuva, transitional stages, empty nest, newly married children, in-laws, (from both perspectives), the mother and father in law as well as the newly married couple, setting healthy boundaries, living with balance and joy.

Phone:    847-846-0408


Ilana Shavit, BA, AAPC

Ilana Shavit received her Professional Coach Diploma from Refuah Institute.  She obtained her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Linguistics at the University of Haifa and has 24 years of experience working with a wide variety of issues.
Specializing in CBT/Life Coaching, she offers a large array of coaching services such as coping with anxiety, depression and life after divorce, stress management, relationship struggles, religious issues, and emotional issues related to obesity.  Her particular focus is on issues related to self-esteem that prevent clients from reaching their full potential.

Forever grateful to Hashem, Dr. Ritchie, his wife, and the Refuah team for enabling her to help others.
She is available for phone or Skype consultation.  Her languages are English and Hebrew.
Israel:  02-372-3359

USA:     917-727-3121


Tzippy Simpson, AAPC, CMCC

My area of expertise is in communicating -

I help women communicate their needs wants and wishes effectively so that they can have happier and more satisfying relationships (be it home, work or family related).

My goal is, with Hashem's help, to enable my client to acquire the skills and tools she needs to feel confident, move forward and get to her desired place. 

I work with the solution focused approach.

Contact me for a 30 minute complimentary session. 

Location:    Brooklyn, NY, United States

Phone:    917-592-7672



Shari Spiegel, AAPC

I graduated from the Refuah Life Coaching Course in September 2009 and I specialize in coaching mothers and children of all ages. My first session is free. Contact me by phone for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Location:    Ramot Bet Shemesh, Israel (Practice is global)

Cellphone:    972-54-845-3362

Miriam Stein, AAPC

My life has been an interesting journey, where I have experienced many of the challenges that clients come to see me with.

This gives me the unique ability to not only empathize, but also sympathize with my clients.

Nowadays, I’m a proud wife and mother of three gorgeous children whose passion and goal is to provide tailor made solutions for each woman no matter what she may be 


Each client is a unique individual, with her own personal story and mission. As a woman, I know we are constantly juggling, and struggle to find that balance between our needs and those of the people around us.

I believe that it is essential to nurture the different parts of ourselves, and realize how strongly connected our minds and bodies are.

Whether we feel spiritually, physically, mentally or emotionally distressed there is a way forward to once again feel strong, confident and emotionally stable.

I speak multiple languages and have lived in many different countries, this gives me an insight and understanding into different cultures and nuances.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Miriam Stein

Certified CBT Coach 

Phone: +972 (0)53 276 1616

Rabbi Yitchock Stern, AAPC

I have a passion for helping people suceed!

Areas of expertise: Teens and pre-teens and their families

Location: Monsey

Phone: 845-304-9414


Kim Solomon, AAPC

I enjoy coaching immensely and really care about my clients. I live in the greater Philadelphia area with my husband and daughter but can coach those in any location as my coaching sessions can be via phone or video.


I am a graduate from the Refuah Institute and have a coaching certification from the American Association of Professional Coaches. In addition to life coaching, I also offer dating coaching. As an active matchmaker since 2007, I combine the experience I have gained from matchmaking with the coaching training I have received to guide those in the dating process. I  recieved a certificate of completion for sucessfully completing the foundation level training program in dating relationship coaching given by Shaya Ostrov L.C.S.W., director of Project Bas Kol and author of "The Menuchah Principle in Shidduchim, Dating & Engagement." I also received a certification in dating mentoring from Aleeza Ben Shalom, author of "Get Real Get Married." 


I believe that coaching should be affordable and offer a sliding scale for those who cannot afford my normal rate. Please feel free to contact me at or 404-663-3250.


Shlomo O. Tauber, AAPC

Founder and Director of The Couching Boutique

Areas of expertise: marriage counselling, parenting issues, Family issues, PTSD issues as well as business professionals, executives and managers interested in advancing their careers.
I have over 20 years of experience with formal and informal education and can help you navigate and show you how to find your own solutions to any challenges life may bring on you.
 I speak English, Yiddish, Hebrew and German.   Please call to schedule an appointment.
Location: Global 
Phone: USA 1-845-262-6601 
Phone: Global +436991-505-1536


Rabbi Mechel Tauber, AAPC

Area of expertise: Marriage & Family Coaching, subspecialty in the infertility field. Helping families for over 25 years,  English, Yiddish & Hebrew.

Location:    Monsey / Brooklyn, NY, United States

Phone:    646-208-0066



Rachel Trilokekar, RD, AAPC

I am a Woman's Life Coach and my mission is to inspire and empower women (and teen girls) who seek direction in life and wish to live with clarity, passion, and purpose. I provide life coaching for women in all areas: dating/marriage, parenting, difficult life transitions, nutrition and health (I'm a Registered Dietitian), effective relationships, professional and personal goals.

Published articles:

Location:    San Diego, CA (Available Globally)

Phone:    858-776-0952


Nachum Weber, AAPC

I help people organize their lives in a positive way - building on strengths and accomplishing goals. I help people communicate effectively, thereby deepening relationships (spouse, parent-child etc.).  I am also an expert in helping people gain clarity about various situations and decisions in their lives.  I have dealt extensively with bochurim and baalei teshuvah, facilitating healthy spiritual growth.  For first-time clients, I'm offering the first session free so they can get a feel of what coaching can do for them.  I am caring, understanding, and perceptive.  I live in Israel and work with clients in person, on the phone, and via Skype.  I am fluent in English and Yiddish.  Looking forward to working together to a more fulfilling life!

 Location: Israel

Phone:  1-347-915-3430  or  054-851-7221


Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Weiss, AAPC

מחנך ומדריך פרטי בעצה ובהדרכה, בעל מחבר ספר בנתיבות החיים

Area of expertise: Marriage & Family Coaching

I have over 20 years of experience with formal and informal education and can help you navigate and show you how to find your own solutions to any of life's challenges.

I have experience and סייעתא דשמיא  working with teenagers in these difficult times. I understand and coach them through the darkness of the tunnel. As they say, the walls you have up to protect yourself, are the same walls that are blocking your blessing.

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email for more information and to schedule an appointment for a coaching session.  I speak English, Yiddish and Hebrew.
Location:    Monsey  NY, United States
Phone:    845-384-2779

Fruma Wilschanski, AAPC

Areas of expertise: Empowering teenagers and young women to take charge of their life and live life to the fullest. Improve personal relationships, increase joy and feelings of accomplishment in your job and every day moments, navigate the transitional stages of life, and work on personal growth. I have experience working with teenagers and women for over 10 years. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Location:    Brooklyn, NY

Phone:    718-974-6615



Miriam Yager, AAPC

I help professional moms find peace within themselves and their lives, in order to create peace, love and joy in their homes, while advancing their careers. 


Phone: 9176852866


Yoel Yativ, AAPC

I am a 53 year old, father of 8 with over 25 years of practical experience as business manager in various types of business in Israel, U.S.A. and South Africa. I studied Humanities at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I am a Veteran of The Israel Defense Forces. I seek to find answers in the wisdom of our sages, coaching Jewish people with the help of our Torah and the technical tools acquired at Refuah.

Location:    Raanana, Israel



Rabbi Shlomo Zacks, AAPC

My background is in psychology and pastoral counseling. Since training as a life coach my focus has been on coaching individuals, couples and groups towards success and satisfaction in life.

Coaching expertise includes: Career, dating and marriage, family and  Relationships, Health, Education, Positive Self- Awareness and Self-Improvement. I am the CEO and head coach at: Sessions may be held in person, by phone or Skype.

Discounted rate for Refuah Institute referrals: $80 per hour session.


Phone:    424-242-2236

Cellphone:    053-280-2256


Julie Alison Zagdanski, M.ed, AAPC
Certified Stress Reduction Coach and Educator works with women trying to balance work, family, & relationships.
Experience working with women & families in personal growth since 2001 in Israel and the US. Confidential phone sessions available.
Location: Greater Philadelphia (practice is Global)
Phone: 732-742-1072

Chani Zeiler AAPC

I specialize in shalom bayis.

Location:    Monsey, NY

Phone:    917-371-5639


Shaya Zidele, AAPC

I help individuals and families build and strengthen relationships, love more effectively and spur onto a successful, enjoyable and more trustworthy future. Together we can clear the air!
My areas of expertise include but are not limited to; personal growth, relationships, and family related challenges.

To schedule an appointment feel free to contact me. All calls are strictly confidential. My rate is $75 per 45 min session. I offer a sliding scale for those clients who are in need of it.

Phone:    917-297-7427



Yona (Jonathan) Ziskind, AAPC

Areas of expertise: educational and parenting issues and marriage counselling.
I have many years of experience in formal and informal education and can help you navigate the challenges of parenting. I speak English, Yiddish and Hebrew.
 Please call to schedule an appointment. Sessions also by phone

Location:    Antwerp, Belgium

Phone:    +32-3-213-0376

Cellphone:    +32-(0)485-202840


Refuah Graduates December 2009

I want to thank Professor Ritchie, Rabbi Glatt and the whole Refuah Staff for an amazing course. I do not hesitate to take on difficult and intense cases since Professor Ritchie and Rabbi Glatt have instilled in me the confidence to handle them effectively.   I hear them saying “Go for it Avromi, you can do it"!

~ Avromi Moldaver CLC, AAPC

"The process of coaching begins with coach and client establishing an alliance, a collaborative relationship. They are in this together to fulfill the client’s goals".

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