David Port MA

School Psychologist

ABOUT

There are many reasons people come for therapy. Many of us struggle with painful feelings such as anxiety, self-doubt, shame and guilt. Often we feel ashamed of our experiences and suffer in silence or simply avoid situations that are painful. Our relationships can suffer, we miss out on important life opportunities and we can lose a sense of who we are. My focus is on powerful transformation in my client’s lives rather than short term symptom relief. My goal is to empower clients, providing them with tools to creatively overcome their difficulties and build authentic and meaningful relationships.

I qualified as a psychologist in Australia and moved to Israel several years later in 2006. Since then, I have worked in the school system and in private practice with adults and adolescents. With over 10 years of experience and specialized training in treating anxiety and mood-related difficulties, I have repeatedly seen clients overcome the most negative of experiences to live vital and satisfying lives.

The main approach I use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a specialty in a mindfulness-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core philosophy of ACT is that much of our suffering is caused by seeing our painful experiences, and even ourselves, as a problem to be fixed. Therefore, ACT focuses on letting go of old, ineffective solutions and on approaching our painful experiences in a new way.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
La Trobe University

Year of Graduation:
2004

Years in Practice:
10

License No. and State:
27-4207 (Specialist in School Psychology), Israel


Additional Credentials:

27-4207 Israel (Specialist in School Psychology) - 2015
27-84663 Israel (Psychologist) - 2007


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
Financial hardship

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Skype




Last Updated: July 8, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

Itamar ben Avi 6
Jerusalem




052-6516158

SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic, Depression, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting Issues / Training, Phobias, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Psychosomatic Disorders, Self-Esteem

CLIENT FOCUS

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

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Schema therapy
Emotion-focused therapy