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Yoni Elkins MSWClinical Social Worker
Yoni Elkins, an accredited EMDR practitioner, is a member of the EMDR Institute of Israel and works in the Ksharim center for treatment of behavioral addiction. He holds a master’s degree in clinical social work with a sub-specialty in trauma therapy from Hebrew University, and is currently in training to become an EMDR consultant. He served for 5 years as a mental health officer in the Israeli army, where he treated soldiers suffering from anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and various types of post trauma (most commonly: war, sexual abuse/rape, accidents, terror). He treats war veterans through the ministry of defense and trains mental health officers and field doctors in identifying and treating Combat Stress Reaction.
In addition to his clinical practice, he works in Hebrew University’s Social Work Masters program, lecturing on addiction and trauma treatment with EMDR, has started a program with Dr. Garry Quinn and Dr. Dani Kahn training Social Work Masters students in EMDR, and is part of a research team, studying what factors hinder or assist grieving parents to handle their loss in an adaptive manner. He is currently working on developing EMDR protocols for treating grief and for treating complex behavioral addictions.
Year of Graduation:
Years in Practice:
License No. and State:
BSW - 2009
Accredited EMDR Practitioner - 2015
FINANCESAverage cost per session
Last Updated: November 3, 2017
SPECIALTIESAbuse, Addictions, Adjustments, Anxiety / Panic, Behavioral Issues, Executive / Career / Life Coaching, Grief, Life Transitions, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse / Rape, Stress Management
Adults, Men, Women