Anat Gihon Verified
Psychotherapist, Bioenergetic Analyst
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 backgrounds.
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.
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.
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.
Bioenergetic Therapist - since 1990
Member of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis Faculty - since 2014
Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy
Anxiety / Panic
Gender Identity Concerns
Sexual Abuse / Rape