Yishai BarkhordariPhD, Licensed Psychologist

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What is your style/approach to therapy?

I work well with clients seeking help with stress management, anxiety, relationship issues, goal attainment, or issues related to emotion and self-confidence. My ideal clients are intellectual, results-oriented professionals. My bespoke approach to therapy tailors sessions to your specific goals and needs. With expertise in both psychotherapy and high-level coaching, I can blend them when appropriate. This facilitates emotion-based therapeutic work and progress towards clear, measurable goals.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

As a doctoral level psychologist, I have the highest level of clinical and academic training. I have a unique approach that turns uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, the ones you "can't get rid of," into assets for high-performance, growth, and excellence. I will help you unlock their ability to fuel your growth and accomplish your goals. In addition to my work with clients, I also supervise and train therapists, speak about adaptability and the human brain, and host a podcast on psychology, business, and high-performance.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

I know how tough it is when stress, anxiety, or unhelpful thoughts and emotions spill over into your work, relationships, and life. Especially for otherwise high-functioning, high-performing people. The most common feedback I get from clients is how empowering and transformational it is to find a new way to handle their thoughts and emotions, become more adaptable, and see change happen.


General Expertise



First Session


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy


NY, Psychologist, 022848


PhD, Counseling Psychology, Fordham University

MSE, Mental Health Counseling, Fordham University

Work History

Dr. Yishai's training and approach to therapy is firmly grounded in evidence-based approaches, including mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and cognitive-behavioral techniques while fostering insights that help you deal with difficult emotions, thoughts, and unhelpful habits to foster long-lasting change. For over a decade, Dr. Yishai has worked with professionals including therapists, doctors, bankers/traders, and business owners as they navigate their relationships, careers, and lives. Dr. Yishai has extensive experience treating anxiety, stress, trauma, anger, depression, and grief as well as life transitions, relationship, communication, and parenting challenges. Dr. Yishai draws on his depth of experience with professionals of all kinds, including therapists, to help you get a handle on stress, burnout, frustration, and navigate your professional career with alignment and focus. Dr. Yishai draws on his expertise from research, training, and couples therapy work to help you build stronger communication, deeper connection, and happier relationships. Dr. Yishai draws on his training and work with children to help you navigate parenthood meaningfully and more smoothly. Dr. Yishai also supervises clinicians, speaks about the adaptive nature of the human brain, and hosts a podcast on psychology and its impact on business and work.


230 West Route 59 #1014, Nanuet, 10954, NY