Avraham Wald MFC

Couples and Family Therapist

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 3/1 Yavne Street
  • Ramat Beit Shemesh
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  • Derech Rabin
  • Beit Shemesh
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Avraham Wald MFC

Couples and Family Therapist

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 3/1 Yavne Street
  • Ramat Beit Shemesh
  •  
  •  
  • Derech Rabin
  • Beit Shemesh
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

The great paradox of the 21st century is that, in this age of powerful technology, the biggest problems we face internationally are problems of the human soul – Ralph Peters.


Whether you’re single or married, life in the digital age can be challenging if not overwhelming. Just because you spend a lot of time on the Internet, does not mean you suffer from Screen Addiction or Problematic Internet Use (PIU). The problem begins when it impacts on your productivity, relationships and spiritual life.


Helping individuals and couples deal with the impact of technology and internet addiction within the marriage or family is one of my key areas of focus today. Offering clients a nonjudgmental, safe and confidential space in which to share their thoughts, feelings and challenges is my number 1 priority as a trained therapist and certified counselor.


My approach to therapy is more of an integrative one that draws from evidence based techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Reality Therapy.  This approach gives me the flexibility to hone in your specific needs by collaborating with you on what you want to accomplish in therapy. Together we will learn more about your inner motivations, thoughts, and feelings and how they impact on your mood, behaviors and relationships. You will learn to identify those voices in your head that limit and prevent you from reaching your potential. Equipped with new insights about yourself and the world around you, you will be better equipped to overcome obstacles and to move forward in your life and achieve your goals.  


My office is in Ramat Beit Shemesh and I work with men and couples of all ages across the religious spectrum.


 

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Education Year of Graduation
MFC Yanar 2010

Degree
MFC

Education
Yanar

Year of Graduation
2010

Years in Practice

11

Additional Credentials:

-Degree: BA, Industrial Sociology (1988) Wits University (South Africa)

-Diploma: Professional Counselor (2006) Refuah Institute (Israel).
-Certificate: Addiction & Substance Abuse Professional -CASAP (2007) The Israel Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
-Certificate: Reality Therapy (2007) 18 month certification program by William Glasser Institute (USA).
-Certificate: Jewish Spiritual Psychotherapy (2008) by Rabbi Efim Svirsky, Institute of Jewish Spiritual Therapy (Jerusalem).
-Certificate: Marriage and Family Counselor (2010) by the Yanar Institute (Israel)

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    250-350 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    Sliding Scale

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

BLOG POSTS

Marriage Survival Tips in the Digital Age

Jan 09, 2020

Intimacy in your bedroom begins where your smartphone usage ends. It’s not good enough sharing the same bed-space if you’re not sharing the same head-space. Studies show that couples who turn off their devices at night are twice as likely to engage in physical intimacy. And if it’s not ruining your marriage, there’s good chance that it’s ruining your sleep. Remaining tethered to technology up until bedtime affects your ability to fall asleep and also the quality of your sleep.


Learn more about GHI's verification of therapists here.

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Addictions
Depression
Family Issues
Marital Counseling
Self-Esteem

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

Adjustments
Behavioral Issues
Codependency
Executive / Career / Life Coaching
Life Transitions
Sexual Issues

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adults
Couples
Men

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Reality Therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Coaching
Couples Therapy
Individual Therapy

PROUD PARTICIPANT


BLOG POSTS

Marriage Survival Tips in the Digital Age

Jan 09, 2020

Intimacy in your bedroom begins where your smartphone usage ends. It’s not good enough sharing the same bed-space if you’re not sharing the same head-space. Studies show that couples who turn off their devices at night are twice as likely to engage in physical intimacy. And if it’s not ruining your marriage, there’s good chance that it’s ruining your sleep. Remaining tethered to technology up until bedtime affects your ability to fall asleep and also the quality of your sleep.


Learn more about GHI's verification of therapists here