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
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
Behavioral Concerns In Children
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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.
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.
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.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based practice used to help children, adolescents and their parents who have experienced a single or multiple traumatic events. This type of therapy combines cognitive and behavioral strategies to help people process their traumatic experiences, manage their distress, develop coping skills, and restore their sense of safety and well-being. TF-CBT focuses on education and skill-building, creating an environment of safety and trust, and using therapeutic activities to help people understand their responses and control their symptoms. Children are shown how perceptions may be distorted and are given the tools to redesign those perceptions. TF-CBT is a skills-based model, and it requires the child and parent to practice its components in order to be optimally effective. Parents and children are commonly asked to practice skills at home.