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Galit Naor Raz PhD, MSW, LCSWClinical Social Worker
I was born in Israel and moved to the US in my childhood, where I spent most of my adult life, until moving back to Israel a couple of years ago. The immersion in both cultures has provided me with a strong connection to both identities.
I earned my MS and PhD in Psychology from Brown University as well as a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Rhode Island College. I have a BA from Brandeis University. My approach to therapy combines my background as a brain researcher specializing in perception, cognition, and memory with my clinical training in social work. I have an academic background in research and teaching both in the US and in Israel at various universities for many years. My passion lies in helping people cope with life’s challenges, as well as helping them cultivate their potential to lead rewarding lives. I work with adolescents, adults, and older adults.
I trained and worked in a variety of settings, including family service agencies, crisis intervention centers, and hospitals in the Providence and Boston area in the US. My experience has included providing assessment, support, and guidance to many adolescents and families struggling with eating disorders in a specialized eating disorders clinic at a hospital setting. While treating eating disorders is a specialty of mine, I also have a strong interest in helping newcomers to Israel, and particularly Olim in their adjustment journey to the new culture. Aside from seeing clients in my private practice, I currently work as a staff counselor at Tel Aviv University’s counseling center, providing therapy to international students. In addition, I am passionate about helping individuals and families cope with life transitions, especially around significant life events, loss, and grief.
I use a combination of therapeutic approaches to treat a wide variety of clinical disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma, and others. These include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic approach, and elements of acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). I regularly utilize mindfulness and often integrate artistic means in my therapy work, depending on the needs and interest of my clients. My practice is grounded in the belief that we are all capable of creating change in our lives and that it is often the challenges that remind us of our inner strengths.
Brown University, Rhode Island College
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CSW01653 Rhode Island, US
Registered in the Pinkas of Social Workers in Israel, # 32735
FINANCESAverage cost per session
Lone Soldier Discount
DISTANCE COUNSELINGTelephone Counseling, Skype
Last Updated: September 27, 2017
SPECIALTIESAcademic, Adjustments, Anxiety / Panic, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Stress Management
Adolescence (ages 16-21), Adults, Geriatric
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy