Yonasan Bender, Past. C., C.N.T.

Raised in a rural farm town in Iowa, Rabbi Yonasan Bender has dedicated himself to helping individuals, children, and couples overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges and live a more rewarding life. Yonasan’s approach is rooted in evidence-based treatments, combining sensitive warmth and caring with informed empirical research to offer effective, individualized support.

Rabbi Yonasan has trained in many different therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy, Parent Management Training, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

In addition to his training, he’s received multiple rabbinic ordinations from Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, שליט”א.

Yonasan is currently an active member of the clinical team at The Place, the Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing.