Over Your Hurdles

Over Your Hurdles

Is there something you want to discuss?

Do you need help attracting quality dates or guidance in developing your relationship?

Marriage Minded Mentors are trained to help you get over your dating hurdles.

This could look like confusion about whether or not you’re ready to date, lack of clarity about a particular person you are dating, a specific dating dilemma, a reservation you’re not sure is appropriate or not, or uncertainty about how to take your relationship to the next level.

Over Your Hurdles is perfect for the one-off mentoring sessions where you just need a listening ear, some professional advice or a little insight on a particular situation.

Each session is 45 minutes and takes place over the phone at a time that is convenient for you.

How It Works

1) Review the mentors available for your Over Your Hurdles Session and choose the one that you think best fits with your personality and needs. (If you had an Interview Session, we recommend choosing the mentor you already spoke with.)

2) Hit the CLICK HERE button to schedule a time to chat with your mentor.

3) Save your mentor’s phone number in your planner (this will be sent to you in a confirmation email) and call him/her at your scheduled Over Your Hurdles Session time!


Regan Weiss specializes in working with women in their 20’s and 30’s, helping women refine their dating profiles, clarify their values, and navigate dating in real time. Her insights and intuition are invaluable to her clients and guide them to making decisions with confidence. 

Regan enjoys long walks, dolphins, and making seriously delicious and creative chocolate treats.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Human Resources from Ohio State University and currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and sons.

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Michael Dear works with men and women of all ages, with a focus on effective communication, understanding emotions and intentions, deepening connections, and self reflection.

Michael has a meaningful way of connecting with people helping them navigate the dating scene, discover themselves, and build and maintain positive relationships.

He has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, worked for Jewish Family Services, and trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and Shalom Workshop.

Michael performs magic shows for children and mentalism shows for adults, is an awesome cook, and practices graphology. He is married with 3 children and lives in Philadelphia.

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Shira Alt, MS, LPC, licensed counselor, and works with men and women of all ages, teaching them to date with increased confidence, clarity, and self-awareness.

Additionally, Shira can help you navigate your current relationship or help you analyze previous dating situations or patterns and guide you through the dating process to get to chuppah with greater ease.

Shira enjoys reading, artistic hobbies, and anything chocolate. She resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and five daughters.

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Ilana Brown completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and achieved her certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at OISE, U of T.

She is a certified Life Coach and is a S.H.A.L.O.M. Marriage Essentials workshop leader. She has been working as a relationship counselor and dating coach for ten years.

Ilana works with individual and couples from diverse backgrounds and helps her clients develop self-awareness, healthier thought-patterns, confidence and the skills to overcome their obstacles.

She specializes in helping clients navigate the dating process and identify roadblocks to healthy relationships.

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Passionate about helping singles understand themselves at a core level, Leah Cheirif’s specialty is a one-time core personality analysis. In just one session, singles walk away with a better understanding of who they are and what they’re looking for in a partner.

The sessions are based off a personality system from the teachings of Rabbi Noach Weinberg, of blessed memory. You can learn more about this system in her book, Point of Connection: How to Actualize Your Potential and Thrive in Relationships.

Leah’s expertise is changing the way people see themselves and gives you the tools you need to become a better dater…a better you.

She lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, and is a dedicated wife and mother.

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New clients, check out Aleeza’s Under the Chuppah package. (She is not currently scheduling Over Your Hurdles session.)

Current clients, please email Aleeza at coach@marriagemindedmentor.com to schedule your next session.

Aleeza Ben Shalom is a professional dating coach, in-demand speaker, expert, and author of Get Real, Get Married, the guide to “get over hurdles and under the chuppah.” 

The founder of the company Marriage Minded Mentor, which connects singles from around the world with dating coaches, Aleeza has been called the “Jewish Dating Guru” for her successful career guiding singles through the steps to become engaged—regardless of age, affiliation, or stage in life. A regularly featured expert in the media, Aleeza’s relationship advice has appeared everywhere from BBC World News, to NPR to Aish.com to HuffPost. You may also recognize Aleeza from her appearance in the web series Soon By You or Eli Talks.

Men and women worldwide work with Aleeza to break through patterns and cultivate relationships that lead to marriage. She trains dating coaches and matchmakers and has helped over 200 singles manifest their soulmate. 

Aleeza is a dedicated wife and loving mother of 5 children.