Ephraim Becker, a therapist and mussar speaker in Jerusalem who lives in Telz-Stone, has quite a biography on his web site, http://mussar-psych.org. He writes:
I served, after receiving ordination at the tender age of 22, in my first and only rabbinical pulpit, for three years. I found that the most attractive aspects of the position were the frequent hospital visitations… I [became] a clinical chaplain with the Jewish Chaplaincy Service of Milwaukee, teaching at the Yeshiva in Milwaukee and receiving a  Ph.D. in Education at the University of Wisconsin, specializing in Counseling [actually, "Urban Education"] ……
I accepted the post as Mashgiach Ruchani at the David Shapell College/ Yeshivat Darche Noam in Jerusalem where I served for four years. The demands of my growing private counseling practice made it necessary to choose my full-time work and I have pursued my practice while teaching part-time, primarily in those programs which supervise teachers and counselors.
Missing From the Biography
Missing from this biography was his connection to Neve Yerushalayim’s Family Institute and Counseling Center. One can’t blame him because it culminated with him being kicked out over reports of sexually exploiting his relationships with women including those who came to him for martial or couples counseling.
Becker was a student at Yeshiva University’s (YU) rabbinical seminary (RIETS) but dropped out without getting smichah (ordination). Instead in 1983 he belatedly finished his B.A. in Yeshiva College and picked up an M.A. in Jewish history. He then went to Chofetz Chaim but also did not get smichah from them. Instead he claims a private smichah at “the tender age of 22” though he does not say where he got it. In a bio on JewishAnswers.org he claims to have gotten it from Rav Gedalia Felder of Toronto. Funny for him to have enrolled in a smichah program years after he got it. Unfortunately Rabbi Felder is not around to tell us the truth.
Agrees Not to Work With Women
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On August 4, 2008 Becker signed this agreement:
“I, Ephraim D. Becker hereby commit to limiting my professional work to males only. By this I confirm that under no circumstances will I work with women, privately, institutionally, fee-based, or as a volunteer, in the capacity of counselor, therapist, or teacher. I will not see women in marriage counseling even in the presence of their husbands. I agree to immediately terminate all work with current female clients and in no way promote myself from now on as a marriage counselor or therapist who works with women. Continue reading