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Bella Schanzer
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Psychiatrist
Primary Degree(s):
MD, MA
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
700+ NIS
Insurance:
None
Discounts Available:
N/A

Licensed Abroad

Licensed in Israel

Office
  • 142 Ahuza, Beit Ron entrance, 5th Floor
  • Raanana, 4324906
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Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Psychiatrist

Primary Degree(s):

MD, MA

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

700+ NIS

Insurance:

None

Discounts Available:

N/A

Licensed Abroad

Licensed in Israel

Office
  • 142 Ahuza, Beit Ron entrance, 5th Floor
  • Raanana, 4324906

ABOUT

Hello, my name is Bella Schanzer and I am a board certified general adult psychiatrist. I have spent the last twenty years providing evidence-based, holistic care to individuals struggling with mental illness. 

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and AOA from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, I graduated with honors from the Mailman School of Public Health with a focus in healthcare policy and administration. After graduating, I completed a one-year medicine internship at NY Presbyterian Medical Center followed by a three year residency in psychiatry at New York University that included a final year as Chief Resident. After completing my general psychiatry training, I did a one-year fellowship in Public Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute followed by a three year research fellowship focused on the intersection between socioeconomic issues and mental illness.

Since completing my training, I have had a number of clinical and administrative positions including Mental Health Director, Montefiore AIDS Center; Medical Director, NYPH Adult Outpatient Clinic; Chief of the Mental Health Service, Detroit VA Medical Center; and, most recently, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the Baylor College of Medicine-Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Currently, since making aliyah in August 2020, I have started a private clinical practice in Raanana seeing patients both in-person and remotely via zoom and other tele-psychiatry modalities.

Throughout my career, I have focused on ensuring that patients receive patient-centered, evidence-based care that emphasizes both health and wellness with a goal towards achieving the best quality of life possible. I am very excited about this new phase of my career in which I am utilizing technology to further increase access to high quality care to individuals anywhere who are suffering. 

One final note, all of the above aside, I am the proudest of the fact that I am the mother of four teenagers, ages 14, 15, 17, and 18y/o. They have taught me more about caring than any other experience in my life. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

MD

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

1998

MA

Mailman School of Public Health

2006


Degree
MD

Education
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Year of Graduation
1998

Degree
MA

Education
Mailman School of Public Health

Year of Graduation
2006
Years in Practice

20

LICENSED ABROAD
License Category
License Number / State
Psychiatrist
NY-217725, NJ-25MA08001300, TX-Q8347

License Category
Psychiatrist
License Number
NY-217725, NJ-25MA08001300, TX-Q8347
LICENSED IN ISRAEL
License Category in Israel

Psychiatrist

Psychiatry License Number

1-162211, Specialty Certification: 1-43003

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ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Online Therapy

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Depression

Mood Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Adjustments

Bipolar Disorder

Phobias

Postpartum Depression

Psychosomatic Disorders

Schizophrenia / Psychosis

Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

Adults
Men
Women

Languages

English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychodynamic Therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Psychiatric Evaluation