Linda Libby LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

ABOUT

I am a clinical social worker and the co-founder of Alternative Solutions: A Mental Wellness Center.  Alternative Solutions started in New Jersey in 2000, and we recently moved to Jerusalem.  We treat clients face to face, individually, as a couple and/or in a group, and we use tele-therapy (on-line counseling) for our clients abroad.  

I have over 30 years’ experience treating clients dealing with mental health, habits and addictions, and relationship issues.  I graduated with my MSW from Yeshiva University.  Thereafter I studied at the New York Society for Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, and the Jane Parsons-Fein Institute for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.   I also completed a life coaching course through the MentorCoach training program.

I offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy coupled with Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Techniques.  These skills ensure that my clients receive therapy that is geared to each person’s individual need and where they are in the change process.   

Alternative Solutions provides guided imagery and self-hypnosis training to those dealing with depression, phobias, anxiety, panic disorder and habit cessation, (e.g. giving up smoking, nail biting etc.)


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Yeshiva University

Year of Graduation:
1983

Years in Practice:
31

License No. and State:
44SC99393390-NJ ; 32587-Israel


Additional Credentials:

Member of the Academy of Social Workers 1985
Hypnosis certification - Parsons-Fein Training Institute for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis 2000
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - 1994
Certified Alcohol and Drub Abuse Counselor (Certification not current)


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
Sliding Scale

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Skype




Last Updated: June 25, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

24 Hillel
Jerusalem

Derech Menachem Begin 51
Tel Aviv




0584118182

SPECIALTIES

Addictions, Anxiety / Panic, Borderline Personality Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Marital Counseling, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Self-Esteem, Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Adults, Couples, Women
Languages
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

DBT
CBT
Motivational interviewing
Strength based, solution focused
Coaches