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Modi’in Behavioral was founded in 2018 to provide effective therapy for adolescents, adults, parents, couples, and families in an inclusive, friendly, and warm environment. Meet our team below.

Dr. Shamshy Schlager, Psy.D.

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Shamshy is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the founder and director of Modi'in Behavioral. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which are the gold-standard, evidence-based approaches for treating a variety of clinical disorders. He previously served as a clinical psychologist and supervisor at Cognitive Behavioral Associates (CBA), a group private practice in Great Neck, NY, which is co-directed by Ruth DeRosa, Ph.D. and Jill Rathus, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in both CBT and DBT and a certified DBT trainer responsible for co-developing the adolescent adaptation of DBT.  

Danielle Sterman, LMSW


Danielle received her graduate degree from Columbia University School of Social Work where she was intensively trained through the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training program and lab under Andre Ivanoff, Ph.D. She brings her warmth and enthusiasm to all aspects of her work at Modi'in Behavioral, where she is an individual therapist for patients of all ages, co-leads DBT skills groups, and participates in our weekly consultation team.

Dr. Chani Goldfeder, Psy.D.


Chani is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctoral degree from Long Island University after completing a masters in Trauma Studies at New York University. She specializes in helping clients cultivate mindfulness and treating trauma survivors. Chani has worked in both inpatient psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics with individuals of diverse backgrounds and mental health challenges. She practices an integrative treatment approach, incorporating mindfulness, self-awareness and self-acceptance.

Heidi Leibovich, LCSW

Heidi is a licensed clinical social worker who completed her studies at the Hunter College School of Social Work. With 20+ years of experience in the mental health field, Heidi has worked both as a therapist and public advocate in a variety of clinical frameworks, including partial-hospital, school, university, and private practice settings. As the former Head of the Carlow University Counseling Department in Pittsburgh, PA, Heidi served as the primary therapist for the undergraduate student body, and is especially proficient at working with those transitioning from adolescence to emerging adulthood. She brings thoughtfulness and positive energy to her work and employs evidence-based interventions in treatment. At Modi'in Behavioral, she provides individual therapy, co-leads the DBT skills group,  and participates in our weekly consultation team.

Dr. Charlotte Feld, Ph.D.


Charlotte Feld, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments such as Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Before making aliyah, she worked and supervised graduate students at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY, which serves American military veterans. Dr. Feld has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including general outpatient clinics, specialty clinics (substance abuse, PTSD, and geriatrics), and hospitals (psychiatric inpatient units, medical inpatient units, and primary care clinics), and has provided crisis management, psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments, and sports psychology (use of CBT and mindfulness to enhance performance).

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