Harvey Pacht

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About Me

I have been coaching people for the past 6 years. My training is based primarily within the Strategic Family Systems school. This experience has been honed through the Robbins-Madanes Life Coaching Training certification program. I have also had extensive training coaching people within Landmark Worldwide. This all gets combined with my background as an Orthodox Jew and the wisdom that this tradition brings regardless of whether a client is "religious" or not.
My view of people is through the school of Human Needs Psychology. Every human being seeks to meet 6 basic needs....certainty, variety, significance, love/connection, growth and contribution. These needs drive all behavior. Life doesn't work so well when the vehicle we use to fulfill these needs is at a low level. For example, joining a gang will fulfill the need for significance and connection. Being a member of a church or some type of political activist group or gym could also satisfy this need at a "higher" level.
By identifying and interrupting the negative emotional patterns people run in an effort to meet these needs, you can recover your highest intent in living a life that you love.
We work together to create new emotional patterns that have you fulfill your needs in a way that is good for you, good for others in your life and good for society as well.
Let's set up a time to explore what you want to accomplish and how you would like your life to be so you can be back in the driver's seat of living life.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Grief , Parenting issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #29196 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Written by G.R. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Harvey for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Harvey is the best!

Written by A.U. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Harvey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Harvey is a great therapist.

Written by L.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Harvey for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

He has been great. He acknowledges my areas of strength and is dedicated to helping me improve my areas of weakness

Written by R.A. on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Harvey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and career difficulties

He has helped me with family problems and identity issues, and has guided me to practical solutions for my problems.

I have got a lot a value from therapy with him that I don't think I would've been able to attain on my own.

Written by H.A. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Harvey for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Harvey Pacht was a great therapist. He was a fantastic listener and really made therapy relaxing. I felt that he was my friend rather than a therapist. He gives great tips to help the mind and to make you feel like you again. I am truly greatful to him and would highly highly recommend.

Written by C.R. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Harvey for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I was nervous to start this process, we began on working on myself and what I wanted in my relationships. In that process I faced some hard conversations and realizations. I couldn’t ask for a better person than Harvey. He has given me so much clarity, time to reflect, and has provided me with lots of tools and exercises that I still practice now. It was truly effortless and he had a knack for making me feel comfortable. I looked forward to all of our sessions, I grew so much and have saw major improvements in my life.

Written by K.E. on Mar 07, 2021 after therapy with Harvey for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Harvey helped coach me through a very difficult time in my life with grace and understanding. He is exceptional at explaining abstract psychological theories in a way that just make sense and “click” thus making it easier to incorporate into your life. I’m grateful to Harvey, and this betterhelp platform, for making mental health services accessible and affordable. Thank you!