Anat Gihon MA

Psychotherapist, Bioenergetic Analyst

ABOUT

I have over 30 years of clinical experience, mostly focusing on assisting people in dealing with difficult life changes and crises; issues around relationships and intimacy; assertiveness and aggression, and around one’s self identity. I am experienced in working with people from a variety of cultural background.

About the Therapy

In my work I provide my patients with a safe, supportive, and accepting environment to explore various areas of their lives. My method is integrative, and includes conversation as well as being mindful towards mental processes and physical sensations and states. What makes my work unique is that I also integrate working with the body and with emotional expression into the psychotherapeutic process, insofar as it fits the patient’s needs.

I put a special emphasis on exploring the ways in which the patient had to regulate his/her self throughout life in order to overcome difficulties, and how that self regulation manifests presently in all dimensions– emotional, physical, mental, and behavioral. This process enables the patient to lower their emotional, physical and behavioral blocks on the way to self-fulfillment, rediscover their vitality, strengths and passions, and deepen their self-confidence. It also impacts their ability to create satisfying connections with their surroundings.

Clinical Experience

I have been practicing as a therapist for 34 years, including working in leading mental health institutes in Israel such as the Shalvata hospital and the Mental Health clinic in Ramat Hen, and in a rehab and substance abuse center in the United States, as well as through private practice.

I graduated the Hidavrut Psychotherapy Program for advanced therapists of the Israeli Psychoanalysis institute.
Presently I run a private practice in Ramat Aviv and Mevaseret Zion. I work with young adults and adults, as individuals, couples and groups. I also run workshops.

Teaching and Supervision Experience

For the past 27 years I have been supervising and teaching various topics related to Body-oriented Psychotherapy and Bioenergetic Analysis within academic settings (Lesley College, Seminar HaKibbutzim, Bait VaGan College) as well as in private settings, in Israel and abroad. I am the head of the training program of the Israeli Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, an institute that I founded and headed until recently. Since 2013, I am part of the teaching faculty of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Lesley College, Cambridge Mass, USA

Year of Graduation:
1984

Years in Practice:
34


Additional Credentials:

Bioenergetic Therapist - since 1990
Member of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis Faculty - since 2014


FINANCES

Average cost per session
350-500 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
Special Rate for New Olim, Sliding Scale

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Skype




Last Updated: January 8, 2019

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

Chaim Levanon 91, Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv
Smadar 7, Mevasseret-Zion
Tel-Aviv; Mevassesre -Zion




052-2870664

SPECIALTIES

Abuse, Adjustments, Anxiety / Panic, Depression, Gender Identity Concerns, Grief, Holistic, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic Disorders, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse / Rape, Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Adults, Couples
Languages
Hebrew, English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Dynamic
Psychoanalytically oriented
Body oriented psychotherapy
Bioenergetic Anlysis