Dr. Ariel Penkower PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

ABOUT

If you or a loved one are struggling with any of the following…
-Depression
-Anxiety/Worrying too much
-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
-Low self-esteem
-Perfectionism getting in the way of personal or professional growth
-Becoming overwhelmed by decision-making
…I can help!

My name is Ariel Penkower. I am a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. I made aliyah in 2012 after working for four years in a thriving group practice in New Jersey. Since then, I have worked with the CBT Institute of Israel and have developed a growing private practice. I am currently accepting new clients in Jerusalem, Efrat, and via Skype.

My therapy is grounded in the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a goal-oriented therapy approach that offers short-term, solution-based strategies, as well as options for long-term work. CBT understands and addresses the negative thought and behavior patterns that interfere with our functioning and emotional well-being. This approach will teach you how to replace those patterns with healthier, more positive ways of thinking and being.

Throughout our time together, I will work hard to tailor the therapy specifically to your needs, based on a rich understanding of both your history and present concerns. I bring qualities of empathy, optimism, and expertise, key ingredients towards a positive therapy experience.

I work with teens and adults of all ages. Please call me to set up a convenient meeting time. I look forward to speaking with you.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Rutgers University

Year of Graduation:
2010

Years in Practice:
7

License No. and State:
27-120453 Israel


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
Sliding Scale

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Skype

BLOG POSTS

Exodus and Anxiety

April 4, 2017

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Last Updated: May 9, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

Ein Tzurim 4/2
Jerusalem

Efrat
Gush Etzion




052-743-1223

SPECIALTIES

Adjustments, Anxiety / Panic, Depression, Gender Identity Concerns, Grief, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Concerns, Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Adults, Men, Women
Languages
Hebrew, English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy