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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.  

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.

Shuli Sohn, LMSW


Shuli Sohn earned her master’s degree in social work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, NY. She has extensive experience working with teenagers and emerging adults in a variety of outpatient settings. At Modi’in Behavioral, she serves as an individual therapist for patients of all ages, co-leads DBT skills groups, and participates in private supervision and DBT training, including our weekly consultation team.

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