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David Port MASchool Psychologist
There are many reasons people come for therapy. Many of us struggle with painful feelings such as anxiety, self-doubt, shame and guilt. Often we feel ashamed of our experiences and suffer in silence or simply avoid situations that are painful. Our relationships can suffer, we miss out on important life opportunities and we can lose a sense of who we are. My focus is on powerful transformation in my client’s lives rather than short term symptom relief. My goal is to empower clients, providing them with tools to creatively overcome their difficulties and build authentic and meaningful relationships.
I qualified as a psychologist in Australia and moved to Israel several years later in 2006. Since then, I have worked in the school system and in private practice with adults and adolescents. With over 10 years of experience and specialized training in treating anxiety and mood-related difficulties, I have repeatedly seen clients overcome the most negative of experiences to live vital and satisfying lives.
The main approach I use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a specialty in a mindfulness-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core philosophy of ACT is that much of our suffering is caused by seeing our painful experiences, and even ourselves, as a problem to be fixed. Therefore, ACT focuses on letting go of old, ineffective solutions and on approaching our painful experiences in a new way.
La Trobe University
Year of Graduation:
Years in Practice:
License No. and State:
27-4207 (Specialist in School Psychology), Israel
27-4207 Israel (Specialist in School Psychology) - 2015
27-84663 Israel (Psychologist) - 2007
FINANCESAverage cost per session
DISTANCE COUNSELINGTelephone Counseling, Skype
Last Updated: May 8, 2018
SPECIALTIESAnxiety / Panic, Depression, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Marital Counseling, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting Issues / Training, Phobias, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Psychosomatic Disorders, Self-Esteem
Adolescence (ages 16-21), Adults, Families, Men
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)