David Port MA

Psychologist

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Alfasi 15
  • Jerusalem
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  • Shvil HaGichon
  • Bet Shemesh
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David Port MA

Psychologist

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Alfasi 15
  • Jerusalem
  •  
  •  
  • Shvil HaGichon
  • Bet Shemesh
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

I believe therapy should be accessible to everyone in need.  Given the unique challenges we are all facing today, feel free to contact me about a range of therapy options, including online and teletherapy. I also offer subsidised therapy to those in financial distress. 


A bit about me and my approach:


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 clients' lives and their emotions 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. 


My approach is integrative. Much of my work involves process-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) models, such as ACT, which aim to build psychological flexibility - letting go of old, ineffective solutions and approaching our painful experiences in a new way.   This includes processes such as living in the present moment, the ability to shift perspective, a compassionate approach to oneself, connection to one’s goals and aspirations and the ability to take effective action when faced with challenges. My work is also strongly influenced by  Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) which focuses on processing emotions in a deep and productive way.


 I qualified as a psychologist in Australia (MA Clinical Psychology) and later moved to Israel. Since then, I have worked in the school system and in private practice with adults, adolescents, couples and families. With over 15 years of experience and ongoing professional development, I have repeatedly seen clients overcome the most negative of experiences to live vital and satisfying lives.


 

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Education Year of Graduation
MA La Trobe University 2004

Degree
MA

Education
La Trobe University

Year of Graduation
2004

Years in Practice

17

License No.:

27-4207 (Specialist in School Psychology), Israel

Additional Credentials:

27-84663 Israel (Psychologist) - 2007

27-4207 Israel (Specialist in School Psychology) - 2015

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    350-500 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

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PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

Anxiety / Panic
Depression
Family Issues
Life Transitions
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Mood Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Parenting Issues / Training
Phobias
Psychosomatic Disorders
Self-Esteem
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adults
Families

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotion-Focused Therapy
Gottman Method
Schema Therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Hadrachat Horim
Individual Therapy

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