Shira Wiesen PhD

Clinical Psychologist

ABOUT

My name is Shira Wiesen and I am a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating adolescents and adults using a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model. Before making Aliyah in the summer of 2015 I ran an Adolescent DBT Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for 6 years in Cleveland, Ohio. The DBT IOP was based on an empirically proven treatment targeting adolescent males and females who engage in self-harming, suicidal behavior and/or experience emotional instability. There was a significant range of diagnoses that group serviced, including but not limited to Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, ADHD, and Borderline features. The main objective of the IOP was to teach emotional skills that make adolescents and their families more effective, more competent, and more capable of successfully navigating whatever challenges life throws their way. Group accomplished these goals through a DBT model that addressed core emotional topics such as Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path Skills. In additional to running the IOP, I also ran a school based program for healthy tweens and adolescents using an adapted DBT model. The school based program was geared towards helping healthy youth become more emotionally intelligent using the same core DBT skills. Lastly, I also conduct individual and family based psychotherapy using DBT, as well as more dynamic modalities.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Year of Graduation:
2008

Years in Practice:
9

License No. and State:
P.6900, Ohio


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
None

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Skype




Last Updated: October 6, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

Machon Shavit 18/2 Pitum Haketoret
Efrat
90435

25 Hakeren Hakayemet L'yisroel
Jerusalem




0587795326

SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Family Issues, Mood Disorders, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm / Suicide, Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Adults, Families
Languages
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Individual and Group settings
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Mindfulness Based Interventions