Chanan Reifen, Intern

Chanan aims to create an environment that fosters curiosity, vulnerability, and growth. The journey of self-discovery and unraveling the layers of identities can be daunting, whether undertaken independently or within the context of a relationship. 

As someone who has lived between cultures for most of his life, Chanan is especially interested in exploring the unconscious cultural and familial patterns that influence behaviors and relationships. Originally from Tel Aviv, he has lived and worked in Toronto, London, and Milan. 

His background includes more than a decade in the fashion industry and experience as a military medic, providing him with a profound understanding of human resilience and the complexities of personal narratives.

Chanan’s decision to become a Marriage and Family Therapist was not just a career choice but a personal journey sparked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many others, he needed a more impactful and fulfilling career path, leading him to pursue his degree at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. 

Chanan is particularly interested in working with couples and individuals within the LGBTQ+ community and those navigating relationships across different cultures. By delving into these unique layers of identity, he aims to help individuals uncover more profound insights and forge authentic connections with themselves and others. As an intern therapist, Chanan is able to work with reduced-fee clients.