Anat Gihon MA

Psychotherapist, Bioenergetic Analyst

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Chaim Levanon 91
  • Ramat-Aviv
  • Tel-Aviv
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  • Smadar 7
  • Mevasseret-Zion
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Anat Gihon MA

Psychotherapist, Bioenergetic Analyst

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Chaim Levanon 91
  • Ramat-Aviv
  • Tel-Aviv
  •  
  • Smadar 7
  • Mevasseret-Zion
  •  
  •  

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 backgrounds.

About the Therapy

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:

    35

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, Online Therapy

SPECIALTIES

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

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adults
Couples

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Bioenergetic Analysis
Body Psychotherapy
Psychoanalysis
Psychodynamic Therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy