Our Team


Senior Supervisor

As a senior clinician, Dr. Markson facilitates group supervision and ongoing consultations for JTC. He brings vast understanding and field experience from his private practice and background working with mental health organizations.

Risa Grajower, MSW, CASAC

Staff Therapist & Supervisor

Risa, an IFS certified clinician, brings over 15 years of clinical experience to JTC, with a strong focus on addiction treatment, domestic violence, and complex trauma. In addition to her role as a staff therapist, Risa provides clinical supervision to advanced social work students training in JTC.

Max Kirshblum, LMSW

Staff Therapist & Supervisor

Max, an EMDR trained therapist, provides seasoned experience working with young adults and family units. He has developed and presented multiple training programs on the topics of domestic violence and sexual abuse for clergy and community education programs. In addition to his role as a staff therapist, Max provides clinical supervision to advanced social work students training in JTC.

Yair Berko, LMSW

Clinical Director

Yair Berko, LMSW, is the clinical director of the Jerusalem Therapy Center. Yair has tremendous experience in both clinical practice and the administrative leadership of mental health organizations. Prior to his work at JTC, Yair successfully served as clinical director of therapy centers for Ezer Metzion and Bayit Cham. Yair is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist specialist, senior supervisor, and lecturer at the Israeli Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  In addition to his public health roles, Yair maintains a private practice in Jerusalem.

Ayelet Fishman, MSW

Staff Therapist

As a staff therapist at JTC, Ayelet brings unique experience working with the geriatric population, as well as within the revacha (Department of Social Services). In addition to her clinical role at JTC, Ayelet also works as a gap-year student guidance counselor.

Shimshon Willick, MSW

Staff Therapist

In addition to his training as a clinician, Shimshon brings years of educational experience working with the gap-year population. Shimshon has focused training in working with substance abuse and addictions.

Linda Kelemen, MSW, MAAT

Staff Therapist

Linda is a seasoned art therapist, social worker, and Wurzweiler adjunct professor. She provides art therapy at JTC, as well as facilitates “open-studio” art therapy groups for gap-year students. In addition to her role as staff therapist, Linda provides art therapy training for JTC’s advanced social work students.


JTC is proud to host advanced students from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Every year, a select group of second-year students are chosen to complete their Master’s level clinical fieldwork. Beyond being selected as gifted future clinicians, the students are provided with multi-layered supervision and training, in both individual and group settings.