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Dr. Leah Gniwesch

Jerusalem Coaching Institute

Leah’s job is to ask: “What is your goal?” and “When do you want to start?” Leah’s motto, based on an Old Chinese proverb, is: Why THROW a person fish if you can TEACH them to fish? Her emphasis is on self knowledge, self empowerment, focus, and the ability to live a calm, healthful and fulfilling life. Leah holds a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University and Coaching Certification from Dynamic Wellness Strategies in Plantation, Florida. She has released a CD entitled “Stress Repair” and is the founder and Director of the Jerusalem Coaching Institute. She is currently writing a coaching textbook. Dr Gniwesch works with both individuals and groups and is a dynamic workshop presenter. Leah enjoys scuba diving, singing piyutim and opera, and hiking. Leah spends her time in Jerusalem, New York, Arizona, and Miami.


Evans, S., Cloitre, M., Kocsis, J.H., Keitner, G.I., Holzer, C.P., & Gniwesch, L. (1996). Social-vocational adjustment in unipolar mood disorders: Results of the DSM-IV field trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 38, 73-80.


Friedman, R.A., Markowitz, J.C, Parides, M., Gniwesch, L. & Kocsis, J.H. (1998). Six Months of Desipramine for Dysthymia: Can Dysthymic Patients Achieve Normal Social functioning? Journal Of Affective Disorders.


Kocsis, J. H., Friedman, R.A., Markowitz, J.C., Leon, A., Miller, N., Gniwesch, L. & Parides, M. (1994). Maintenance therapy for chronic depression: A controlled clinical trial of desipramine. Archives of General Psychiatry, 53, 769-774.


Kocsis, J. H., Friedman, R.A., Markowitz, J.C., Miller, N., Gniwesch, L. & Bram, J. (1995). Stability of remission during TCA continuation therapy for dysthymia. Psychopharmacology Bulletin,31, No. 2.


Kocsis, J.H., Schatzberg, A., Rush, A.J., Klein, D.N., Howland, R., Gniwesch, L., Davis, S.M. & Harrison, W. (1999). Psychosocial outcomes following long-term treatment of chronic depression with sertraline, imipramine, or placebo. Archives of General Psychiatry.


CDs: "Stress Repair" and "Talk Talk Talk" (for kids with autism)

Target audience: adults

Sample teaching video

Speaking fee: $500-2000 depending on venue, format and audience

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