Chaya Sara Brand LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

ABOUT

TRANSFORMATION THROUGH YOUR HEALING JOURNEY
Hi. I’m a psychotherapist (LMSW) with over 40 years of experience I provide clients with a therapeutic approach that’s Torah-based, holistic, creative, and goal-oriented.
I believe that everyone’s life journey benefits from developing a wide range of skills for recovery and growth. Sometimes we need to heal past hurts and traumas, while at other times we’re ready to integrate new, healthier beliefs or behaviors. Together we can decide which skills to focus on to reach your specific goal.
Your inner and external resources are great allies in this process. For example, we can use muscle testing to help determine which technique would be most comfortable and effective at any given point in the therapeutic process.
My approach is holistic, which means that I take into consideration the ‘whole’ person: body, heart, mind (conscious and subconscious) and spirituality. As someone who synthesizes Torah with psychology, I believe that our issues and challenges are designed by G-d to reveal our hidden strengths and undeveloped abilities. I have faith that since “G-d brought us to it, He will bring us through it” and that we will be enriched and inspired by the journey to self-knowledge and realization.
As therapist, I offer you the presence of a deep empathic listener, curious questioner, and active responder. I have also developed an original, highly effective paradigm for change called the 3 Circles of Self to help you be more confident, resourceful, and proactive.
Because it’s important for you to feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed when working with me, I offer the first 45 minute consultation at no charge so you can get to know me a bit. This introductory meeting can be in person, or via Skype or phone. I invite you to begin your healing journey by exploring if I am the one you choose to be there for you every step of the way.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Yeshiva University

Year of Graduation:
1982

Years in Practice:
35

License No. and State:
Israel 015969397


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
Special Rate for New Olim, Sliding Scale, Free Consultation, Student Discount, Lone Soldier Discount, Kollel wives, single mothers

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Skype




Last Updated: May 25, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

1/6 Amatsia
Jerusalem
993801




025635878

SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Issues, Grief, Holistic, Infertility, Life Transitions, Marital Counseling, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Concerns, Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Adults, Couples, Women
Languages
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Brain Gym
CBT -Katie Byron
Focusing
Guided Visualization
Journey (Heals the past, fosters forgiveness)
Psych-K (Identifing Negative Beliefs to Replace them)
Non-Violent Communication
Trauma- Somatic Experience
Voice Dialogue (working with inner voices, eg. the Inner Critic, Not Feeling Good Enough)