Annette Berger PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

ABOUT

I made Aliyah in the summer of 2011 with my family from Teaneck, N.J. to Maale Adumim. Prior to the move, I was in private practice working with children, adolescents, adults as well as parenting guidance. In addition, I served as Director of the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey (RYNJ) in River Edge, N.J. for thirteen years. I received my Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) degree in Clinical Psychology in 1993 from Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. My training included both inpatient and outpatient settings in the New York area working with children, adolescents, and adults. From 1993 – 1998 I served as staff psychologist at the South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, N.Y. working with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Since my aliyah in 2011, I have been working at the Educational Psychological Services in Maale Adumim as well as in private practice with adults, adolescents, and seminary students. I have expanded my training in the areas of trauma, suicide assessment and prevention, parent training for parents with challenging young children, and ongoing training in CBT treatment with children dealing with anxiety.
My style and personality afford the client a feeling of being respected, allowing for cooperative work. This is the basis upon which I try to help my clients recognize their strengths and abilities, thereby allowing them to feel empowered and capable to use the tools they acquire in therapy. I work to give the client tools to find solutions that work for him/her in a productive, non-destructive way . I believe that once there is a secure, trusting relationship established between a therapist and client and there is mutual respect in the relationship, then the work of therapy can progress and hopefully the client can find some relief. This holds true regardless of the age of the client.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Yeshiva University

Year of Graduation:
1993

Years in Practice:
17

License No. and State:
27-3243 ( License number in Israel)


Additional Credentials:

- Certification training through Misrad Hachinuch in suicide assessment and prevention treatment (CBT protocol) 2015-2016
- Course in Hebrew University in CBT treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents 2015
- Course in Hebrew University in Narrative Therapy 2014-2015
- One week course in CBT treatment of PTSD at the Herzog Center for Psycho-trauma 2012


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
None

DISTANCE COUNSELING

None




Last Updated: July 3, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

Mendele Mocher Sfarim 1
Jerusalem

Rechov Shirat Haleviim
Mitzpe Yericho




050-6495762

SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Family Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting Issues / Training, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm / Suicide, Stress Management, Parenting

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Children (ages 0-16), Adolescence (ages 16-21), Adults, Families, Men, Women
Languages
Hebrew, English

TREATMENT APPROACH

CBT
Naarative
Interpersonal