Karen Schochet PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

ABOUT

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are distressed, frustrated, or angry. Sometimes they may be facing a life challenge or dilemma. The issues may be connected with relationships or with feelings about oneself. Talking it through can help. I encourage my clients to develop skills in self-understanding and self-healing so that they can develop both in their personal selves and in their interpersonal relationships, in their ability to work and to love, to play and create and to enjoy solitude.

My first goal in our work together is to provide a safe place for you to express your feelings, get to know yourself better, and tell your story. Over time you can decide how deeply you want to go. I am open to anything you would like to talk about in any form in which you would like to express yourself.

“since there are feelings (& thoughts) I can’t express through the forms of society, here I make other forms, play-forms, to express them through:” (A.R. Ammons)

Play is the natural language of children and children come to therapy to play. As I play with them, I begin to understand their world. Adults and adolescents come to talk. They may talk directly about a particular issue, but they can also “play” in their talk, sharing dreams and daydreams, jokes, anecdotes, bits of remembered conversation, fragments of a favorite novel or nearly forgotten film. Together we piece these fragments into a coherent whole and we may discover together things you never knew about yourself.

I am a certified clinical psychologist in Israel, highly trained in psychoanalytically-oriented (psychodynamic) psychotherapy. In addition to treating clients I supervise psychotherapists and am in charge of the psychology internship program at the Hadar Mental Health Clinic in Herzliya where I work part-time. In addition to my extensive psychodynamic training, I have training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and in family systems theory and therapy. This background enriches my understanding of my clients. For clients who are looking for short-term therapy focused on a specific issue, I can offer CBT including psychophysiological work with biofeedback. I am a certified biofeedback practitioner.

I am a lifelong learner and continue to develop professionally through reading in the field as well as formal and informal study.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Ferkauf Graduate School

Year of Graduation:
1985

Years in Practice:
32

License No. and State:
Certified Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor in Israel 3288


Additional Credentials:

Graduate of the Center for Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy Studies, Tel Aviv 1998
Certified Biofeedback Practitioner, The Israeli Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2013


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
Leumi

Discounts Available
Student Discount, can be negotiated in case of need

DISTANCE COUNSELING

None




Last Updated: September 14, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

Haeshel 7/6
Kfar Saba
4423509




054-8145915, 09-7669529

SPECIALTIES

Adjustments, Anxiety / Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child Abuse, Depression, Family Issues, Gender Identity Concerns, Grief, Life Transitions, Parenting Issues / Training, Personality Disorders, Self-Esteem, individuals and families struggling with physical disability and psychiatric illness

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Children (ages 0-16), Adolescence (ages 16-21), Adults, Geriatric
Languages
Hebrew, English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Psychodynamic
CBT (often with biofeedback)