"Solving life’s problems is only the beginning. Therapy is also discovering the meaning of your life hidden under those problems."

Every person is a world with infinite potential. Yonasan’s warm and effective approach taps into that potential to help you have the life you deserve. Drawing from years of experience, Yonasan Bender, LCSW, solves life’s most serious problems. From Anxiety, depression, and anger, to parenting, marital conflict, personality disorders, and trauma.

Raised in a rural farm town in Iowa, Yonasan Bender, L.C.S.W. combines small town values with powerful training. He provide clients with cutting-edge empirical knowledge, empathy, and timeless wisdom.

Yonasan’s a graduate of Hebrew University’s Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare. He completed post graduate training in a wide array of therapeutic approaches. These approaches range from CBT to Psychodynamic therapies. Before Hebrew University, he studied at Washington University in St. Louis and Drake University. Yonasan majored in philosophy and ethics.

Yonasan is a member of the Association For Contextual Behavioral Science. He’s a key member of the clinical team at The Place, the Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. Yonasan is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist skills trainer at Machon Dvir. He’s also a group leader for the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder’ Family Connections program.

He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, anger, poor self-esteem, insomnia, and marital conflict. He has an extensive background working with individuals, couples, families, and children.


Anxiety & Depression

Overcome fear of the future and the hopelessness of the past to live a richer, heroic life.

Positive Parenting

Build a loving relationship based on respect, personal values, and protective rules.

Anger Management

Learn to unlock the wisdom in powerful emotions to achieve your dreams and hopes.

Self Esteem & Assertiveness

Enhance your sense of inherent worth to seek out what you deserve.


Discover inner awareness and reach out to form meaningful and lasting relationships. Bridge the gap and end the loneliness.

High-Conflict Couples

Build tools to end the pain and loneliness by rediscovering the love and friendship that was always there.

Certification & Training

• Philosophy and World Religions (Drake University) • Social Work (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD • Internal Family Systems • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Gottman Method Couples’s Therapy (Levels 1-3) • Dialectical Behavior Therapy • Family Systems Therapy • Sequenced Relationship-Based Trauma Therapy • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction • Behavioral Activation for Depression • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy • Narrative Therapy • Cognitive Therapy • Schema Therapy • Jungian Depth Psychology • Conflict Resolution • Sexual Dysfunctions in Couples • Attachment Based Therapy for Trauma • Interpersonal Psychotherapy • Behavior Therapy • Emotional Schema Therapy • Parent Management Training • Emotion Coaching for Parents • Assertiveness Training • Family Integrated Treatment for Bipolar Disorder •Process Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • Existential Therapy • CBT for Personality Disorders • Emotion Efficacy Therapy • Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Couples and Families • Solution Focused Brief Therapy • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression • Relational Frame Theory Informed Approach to Autism • CBT For Insomnia • Mentalization for Personality Disorders