Arthur S. Trotzky Verified
Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist
200 NIS NIS
The Corona virus had professionals reorganizing to offer online therapy. Prior to this crisis, I had presented at international conferences over the years about the benefits of transitioning to the Internet and have been working exclusively online for over 11 years. I hosted the first therapy groups online in 2010 and transitioned my private practice exclusively to the Internet in 2011. I am an internationally known telemental health, treatment specialist and a pioneer in online therapy. I continue to educate treatment professionals about, and to advocate for, transitioning to online psychotherapy and support via the internet.
From 2005 to 2011, I was a case manager in the Impaired Professionals’ Program at Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, Georgia and, as a trauma specialist, conducted the Trauma Survivors' Group at that institution. Before coming to Ridgeview, I served as a Mental Health Officer in the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Force (reserves) in a mobile unit for the treatment of combat reactions and trauma (PTSD) for fourteen years. I also had a contract with Israel Ministry of Defense for treating victims of terrorist attacks.
I made Aliyah in 1978 and for twenty-seven years, I was a Senior Staff Therapist at The Child and Family Clinic of the Kibbutz Movement in Kiryat Tivon providing therapy for children, adolescents, couples and families and the supervision and training of child-care workers. I taught courses in Psychology at Seminar Oranim and in the academic department of the University of Haifa at that same institution. I was a counselor at the Psychological Counseling Center at Haifa University and supervisor of social workers at the masters' level.
Today, I provide supervision for an online crisis chat for youth in distress for "Keedum Noar" of the Jerusalem Municipality and online continuing care for treatment programs in Tennessee, S. Carolina and Georgia. In 1993, I founded The Israel Counseling and Treatment Center of the North, a private clinic which provided: ambulatory services for drug, alcohol, food, gambling, work, sex and relationship addictions; codependency, family and individual counseling, legal assistance, diagnosis and referral to primary care facilities in Israel and abroad. My eating disorders' treatment program became the largest and most successful ambulatory facility in Israel.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia (LPC #004678) and Florida (TPMC19) and by the Israeli Government's Anti-Drug Authority to be Director of a licensed treatment facility and by the Israel Ministry of Social Services as Coordinator of Supervision. I was Clinical Director at "Gesher L'Chaim", Israel's first, twelve-step treatment facility and instrumental in advocating for the efficacy of the Anonymous Fellowships: AA, NA, OA. Education: B.A. in Psychology from New York University. M.A. in Counseling and Psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychology from Oregon State University. Post-doctoral work in addiction treatment from Mercer University and Charter Medical. Website: www.onlinegrouptherapy.com
Oregon State University
Florida Telehealth Provider TMPC19
Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) #DCC 866
Anxiety / Panic
Behavioral Concerns In Children
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on how one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected and can be changed. It is based on the idea that how we think (cognition) and how we feel (emotion) can influence how we behave. CBT helps people identify and challenge distorted thinking and replace it with more balanced thinking, leading to improved mood and behavior. ‘Homework’, usually containing practical writing exercises, is often completed by the client between sessions to reinforce the therapy. Examples of tools that practitioners often use are journaling, challenging beliefs, and mindfulness.
Emotional Freedom TechniqueEmotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an alternative therapy for emotional and physical distress. It is based on the idea that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system. EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, in which a combination of physical tapping and verbal affirmations are used to help the body release the emotional and physical distress.
Gestalt TherapyGestalt therapy is an experiential, humanistic approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses on the individual's experience in the present moment. It explores an individual's emotions, behaviors, and thoughts, and how they may be influencing one another. It is rooted in the belief that people are responsible for their own experience, and that they can make conscious choices to improve their lives. The goal of gestalt therapy is to help individuals gain insight into their current experiences and to become aware of how their behaviors and thoughts shape their present reality.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a form of therapy that combines cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness practices. It is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations can affect our mental health. MBCT helps individuals become aware of their thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations in order to gain insight and control over them. MBCT helps clients learn how to recognize their sense of being and see themselves as separate from their thoughts and moods. This separation can free the client from thought patterns in which the repeated negative messages may be dominating the client’s focus. After developing an awareness of the separation between thoughts, emotions, and the self, people in treatment may find that while the self and the emotions may exist simultaneously, they do not have to exist within the same dimension. The healing can take place when one learns how to interject positive thoughts into negative moods and thereby create a shift in mood.
Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)Person-centered therapy, or Rogerian therapy, was developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940’s. It is a form of talk therapy that emphasizes the importance of providing psychological safety, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding to clients. This type of therapy is based on the belief that individuals have an innate capacity for self-actualization and self-understanding and that the therapist's role is to provide a supportive environment in which this process can take place. Through the use of active listening, open-ended questions, and non-judgmental reflection, the therapist helps the client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe and accepting environment. By doing so, clients are able to gain insight into their issues, develop a greater understanding of themselves, and work towards personal growth.
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), originally developed by Albert Ellis, laid the foundation for what is now known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is a philosophically and empirically based psychotherapy that focuses on resolving emotional and behavioral problems by identifying and challenging irrational beliefs. Based on the notion that we are typically unaware of our deeply embedded irrational thoughts and how they affect us on a day-to-day basis, Ellis established three guiding principles of REBT. These are known as the ABCs: activating events, beliefs, and consequences. Rewiring old patterns of thinking requires a lot of work and commitment, so active participation and openness in the therapy process is essential to success.