After growing up in Israel outside of Tel Aviv, I left the country in my early twenties to backpack around the world. I ended up living in various locations, including Paris, Tuscany, The Netherlands, and Kathmandu.
In 2006, I earned my Master of Science in Clinical and Child & Adolescence Psychology from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University in 2015, with a dissertation titled, “Courage among Military Personnel and Veterans.” While earning my degrees and participating in clinical training, I also worked in consulting for a wide variety of corporations and businesses. Check my LinkedIn profile if you’d like more details about my professional experience.
While my heritage and traditions are Jewish, I began exploring Buddhism in young adulthood and had the precious opportunity to study under several Tibetan Dzogchen Ati Yoga masters in Europe. Later, as part of my own spiritual development, I integrated Advaita Vedanta, mindfulness meditation, emotional intelligence, neuroscience and more into my personal modalities. I do not adhere to any one specific religious stream or philosophy; rather, I take the perspective that all spiritual traditions are like various fingers pointing at the same sacred space. It is not about the pointer but the space at which it points.