Micki Lavin-Pell, MS, MA

Certified Marriage and Family Therapist and Relationship Coach

A Success Mindset About Marriage

You’ve spent years thinking about and building your career. But did you know that marriage also needs a success mindset?

Long-lasting, love-filled marriages don’t happen by chance. They are strategically built.

Whatever stage your at – pre-relationship, dating, you’re engaged, already married – or even in a perek bet stage – I can help.

There is no reason to feel ashamed. You deserved to feel loved and supported, and your feelings acknowledged.

But these skills are never taught. And it’s ok to need help.

I will work with you to become aware of where you are, and help you build the path for the future. Therapy brings up challenging feelings. Becoming aware and understanding that healthy relationships don’t just happen is an important first step.

Relationship therapy will help you create a lasting and loving relationship

I’ve been working with individuals and couples from all sectors of society for over two decades, specializing in working with those who have witnessed challenging relationships or have been in previous challenging relationships.

My education and experience have provided me with a vast range of tools that help me get to the heart of the problem quickly and efficiently.

Working with me, you can count on an efficient process.  I will help save your time and money, because the process with me is generally faster.

While there are no guarantees in life, I will help you bring your best self forward.

You can create a better future for yourself, your spouse and your children.

Contact me today to get started

I work at your pace so that you receive results as efficiently as possible.

Couples Therapist Israel


  • Masters in Nutrition and Public Health, Columbia University, USA  (1996)
  • Masters in Counseling at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (2001)
  • Certificate in Couples Counseling from Relationships, Australia (2001)
  • Graduate Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy (2006)
  • EMDR Level I (2010)
  • Somatic Experience Therapy (Advanced Level 2/ Supervisor)
  • Member of the Israeli Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist
  • Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop Facilitator


I am happily married for 20 years with 4 kids. My husband and I use the same tools I’ll use with you to build a loving, satisfying, deep and meaningful relationship.

We’re growing!

Our Therapists

Jerusalem Couples Therapist

Dr. Elisheva Gewirtz

Elisheva Gewirtz completed her doctoral training at Hofstra University. Elisheva is trained in CBT, DBT, and ACT-based approaches. Elisheva is passionate about helping people go beyond their suffering to build lives of purpose and joy.

Her dedication to her clients drives her to work hard to provide effective evidence-based treatment. She infuses her passion for positive psychology into her practice to help her clients discover their strengths and learn to thrive.

Jerusalem Couples Therapist

Yehudis Smith

Yehudis Smith is a Family and Marriage therapist. She is a graduate of Wurzweiler School of Social work. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education. Yehudis is well known for her genuine and engaging personality. She feels passionate about helping individuals and couples along their unique journeys.

Yehudis is a Yoga teacher and implements meditation and somatic work in her practice. She also currently works in Kav Lanoar counseling adolescents and their parents. When she is not in the therapy clinic or teaching, she enjoys Biking and hiking the hills of Jerusalem.