The Director of The PATH Center is Rabbi Shea Lewis. Originally from Edgware, North London, Rabbi Lewis is a graduate of Hasmonean High School and Gateshead Yeshiva. After spending over 12 years in full time learning and teaching, where he received smicha from HaRav Meir Bransdorfer – he moved direction to study psychology with the Open University. After four years of offering educational opportunities to mental health professionals, Rabbi Lewis launched PATH where he feels able and privileged to offer these services in a professional setting.
Also certified in couples work and IFS, he receives clients in Jerusalem.
Dr Yosef Topek
Yosef holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. After obtaining my Smicha at Hebrew Theological College and obtaining a MEd from Loyola University, he continued to build on his leadership record, and also holds a Jewish Day School /Yeshiva Principals’ Certificate from the Jewish Education Leadership.
Through his psychology training he spent many years training as a doctoral extern, intern, and post- doctoral fellow and performed numerous diagnostic batteries, individual, group, and family therapy, and participated in weekly supervision. He also has supervision experience in several different facilities for children and adolescents, including several years at juvenile detention as well as public and private school settings. Additionally, as a summer camp Program Director and a yeshiva dormitory supervisor for many years he counseled students concerning academic and personal matters, as well as their interactions in the school and dormitory environment.
Shoshana Leshaw MA, MT-BC, LCAT
Shoshana Leshaw, Shoshana is the Clinical Coordinator of the Internship Program. She has a Masters degree in Music Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University in Philadelphia and over five years experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor in behavioral healthcare. Shoshana has worked with individuals in inpatient psychiatry, family court, geriatric facilities, outpatient rehab clinics, and medical hospitals. As the Clinical Coordinator at PATH, Shoshana is drawing on her experience to match clients with students, allowing clients to receive quality care and students to implement learned skills. Shoshana made Aliyah in 2022 and is glad to put her passion for helping others into practice.