Licensed in Israel
Bettina Zolotariov Verified
Clinical Social Worker
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Licensed in Israel
I have been working at Geha hospital in the ADHD and adult outpatient clinics for the last 15+ years. My work includes evaluation and therapy on the adult and adolescent population suffering from ADHD, depression and anxiety. In my private practice I treat adults from many cultures and provide individual, couples and family therapy. I speak five different languages fluently including German, French, Spanish, Hebrew and English. I have experience doing therapy in all these languages. I was raised in a multicultural environment spending my formative years in Switzerland and the United States. For the last twenty three years I have lived in Israel. Given that I was raised in two different cultures, I feel connected to the various complex issues people have to deal with when immigrating to a new country. I integrate the psychodynamic approach with both behavioral and cognitive modifications. I strongly believe that the unique bond created between the therapist and the client is crucial to achieving emotional healing and growth.
Tel Aviv University
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
Anxiety / Panic
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Parenting Issues / Training
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.
Psychodynamic TherapyPsychodynamic therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on the unconscious mind and how it affects behavior. It works to help people understand and work through past experiences and feelings that may be causing difficulties in the present. This type of therapy encourages individuals to explore their emotions, relationships, and behaviors in order to gain insight into their current difficulties. It can help individuals better understand themselves and their motivations, and gain insight into how past events have impacted their current lives. People tend to develop defense mechanisms when faced with challenges in life. Defense mechanisms may keep painful feelings, memories, and experiences in the unconscious. A few common defense mechanisms include: denial, repression, and rationalization. Psychodynamic therapists encourage people to speak freely about their emotions, desires, and fears. Being open may help uncover vulnerable feelings that have been pushed out of conscious awareness. According to psychodynamic theory, behavior is influenced by unconscious thought. Once painful feelings are brought forth and processed, the defense mechanisms are no longer needed and a person in treatment can start changing unhelpful patterns when coping with life’s challenges.
Couples therapy, Family therapy