Aviva Zahavi-Asa MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Couples and Family Therapist

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 32 Migdal Eder
  • Efrat
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  • 7 Yaakov Berab
  • Nachlaot, Jerusalem
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Aviva Zahavi-Asa MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Couples and Family Therapist

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 32 Migdal Eder
  • Efrat
  •  
  •  
  • 7 Yaakov Berab
  • Nachlaot, Jerusalem
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

Each individual, couple and family has its own unique way of looking at the world and its own special way of coping with life challenges. When our customary ways of approaching these challenges no longer work for us, therapy can help fuel our creativity and can help us discover new possibilities for how to go about living our lives. These possibilities expand our understanding of our current difficulties; explore how the present is connected to the past; and allow us to tell different stories about ourselves and about the significant people in our lives. With more than 20 years of clinical experience in both California and Israel, I have been privileged to assist at-risk children and adolescents, adults of all ages, couples and families learn to navigate their lives in new directions. As a certified couples and family therapist, I specialize in helping clients of all ages cope with normative life transitions as well as traumatic or unexpected events which disrupt the usual course of development for individuals, couples and families.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

    San Francisco State University

  • Year of Graduation:

    1986

  • Years in Practice:

    24

  • License No.:

    13590 - registered social worker in Israel

Additional Credentials:

Certification of Completion of EMDR Training, The EMDR Institute of Israel, 2019


Certification as Couple and Family Therapy Supervisor, The Israel Association for Couple and Family Therapy, 2019


Certification as Couple and Family Therapist, The Israel Association for Couple and Family Therapy, 2012

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California, 1989 - license is not current

Certification as Social Work Supervisor, Hebrew University, 2013

Certificate in Counseling and Family Therapy, The Family Institute, Neve Yerushalayim 2008

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    250-350 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    Sliding Scale

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Online Therapy

BLOG POSTS

Can Adolescents Act Abusively?

Aug 09, 2016

Parents are often reluctant to admit that their teenager is acting in ways which are abusive due to their own feelings of guilt, shame or a sense of failure. In some of these cases, the adolescent was exposed to domestic violence or experienced abuse within the family at an earlier age and then repeats familiar family patterns at a later stage. In other cases, however, no history of abuse exists within the family.


The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety Disorders or Depression

Apr 20, 2016

Several theories exist to explain the higher incidence of anxiety disorders or depression among individuals with ADHD. One theory presumes that because the same neurobiological systems that control attention also control mood, it is reasonable to assume that the neurological causes of ADHD also cause anxiety disorders or depression. Another theory posits that anxiety disorders or depression are an outcome of living with ADHD, especially if attention difficulties have gone undiagnosed or untreated for many years, often leading to chronic feelings of failure, frustration, disappointment and being overwhelmed.


Adult ADHD

Apr 20, 2016

Success for adults with ADHD often stems from identifying and building on their strengths, while not over-focusing on their weaknesses. Discovering one particular talent or specialized area of accomplishment is critical for adults (and children) with ADHD. The earlier in life that individuals with ADHD identify their strengths, the greater the likelihood that they will succeed as adults in their chosen academic or occupational fields of interest.


SPECIALTIES

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Child Abuse
Child and/or Adolescent Issues
Divorce / Custody
Domestic Violence
Family Issues
Learning Disabilities
Marital Counseling
Parenting Issues / Training
Sexual Abuse / Rape
Sexual Issues
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Children
Adolescents
Adults
Couples
Families
Men
Women
Geriatric

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
Body-Mind Psychotherapy
Emotion-Focused Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Family Systems Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Play Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Systems Theory / Therapy
Attachment
Mindfulness
Child-Parent Psychotherapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Clinical Supervision
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Hadrachat Horim
Individual Therapy