About Big Mike Gondelman

Leibish “Big Mike” Gondelman
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Leibish “Big Mike” Gondelman, CASAP

Big Mike offers 13 years experience guiding addicts and people struggling with substance abuse on the path to recovery in the U.S., Canada, England, Israel and throughout the English speaking world. Big Mike has helped hundreds of unique individuals free themselves from the grip of drug and alcohol, and each success strengthens his desire to ‘save the world, one addict at a time’.

From his work with addicts of all shapes and sizes, Big Mike knows how crucial it is to get every step of the recovery process right. He offers crisis interventionrecovery planning and counseling, informed by a deep and hard earned understanding of the needs of each individual addict.

We have all heard the saying that ‘to save one life, is to save the whole world’. Big Mike knows that “every person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique”. That’s why he designs customized recovery plans that draw fully on his extensive experience and many contacts in the field.

Big Mike can help you

  • Track down a family member and bring them to therapy
  • Create a plan to fight your addiction
  • Help your whole family cope with the stress
  • Give you the strength to avoid relapsing
  • Provide round the clock company and support in your darkest hours

Call now to speak to Big Mike Gondelman, or just fill out the contact form and click Send.

Experience & certification

In his extensive successful work with street youth as well as private clients Big Mike has, time and again, seen even apparently lost causes achieve long term sobriety.

Mike holds a Certified Addictions and Substance Abuse Professional (CASAP) international certification from the IC&RC. He has a BA in Judaic Studies from Ohr Somayach Tanenbaum College and a teaching certificate from the Israeli Ministry of Education. His experience includes running group therapy sessions, individual counseling, drug testing, assessments and crisis intervention at some of the most well known Yeshivas in Jerusalem. He is also the founder and director of the Jerusalem Sober House, a “12-step based recovery program” in Israel.

Big Mike Gondelman came to Israel from New York in 2001 and currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.

For more information on his continuing work, and to find inspiration for living a life of sobriety, follow Big Mike on Facebook.