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Dina Kazhdan
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Primary Degree(s):
MSW
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
250-350 NIS
Insurance:
N/A
Discounts Available:
N/A

Licensed in Israel

Office
  • Yehoshua Ben Gamlah, Old Katemon, 1
  • Jerusalem, 92338
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Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Primary Degree(s):

MSW

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

250-350 NIS

Insurance:

N/A

Discounts Available:

N/A

Licensed in Israel

Office
  • Yehoshua Ben Gamlah, Old Katemon, 1
  • Jerusalem, 92338

ABOUT

Choice is so important in our lives. Unfortunately, so many of our choices are rooted in past relationships and the defenses we required in the past to cope with pain. Many of these are no longer helpful now. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients experience their life in the present with increased fullness, creativity, joy and authenticity.

Together we will work through your pain and identify coping patterns you have learned in past relationships and experiences. We will explore the degree to which these patterns continue to aid you in the present and we will develop more healthy and regulated tools and techniques to meet your experience and deal with issues of anxiety, depression, grief, anger, etc. We will process traumas and help store them as past events and not as events that govern the present. Of central value will be our relationship as a place where you can bring both your dreams and hurts, what has come into being and what has not.  I am a warm, caring and curious therapist looking to both deepen my clients’ understanding of themselves and their capacity to help themselves with practical techniques. My work includes different modalities including psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Somatic Experience (SE), Spiritual Care and Mindfulness. I tailor my approach to client’s needs and interests.

A bit about my background:  I was born in Russia, grew up in America and made aliya 25 years ago.  After my move to Israel, I trained as a clinical social worker, a CBT therapist and a psychodynamic psychotherapist. In addition to my work as a therapist, for many years I trained spiritual care providers and am currently running support groups for mothers who recently gave birth. My work is culturally sensitive and I work in English, Hebrew and Russian. 

I look forward to talking to you in my clinic or by Zoom.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

MSW

Hebrew University

2011


Degree
MSW

Education
Hebrew University

Year of Graduation
2011
Years in Practice

10

LICENSED IN ISRAEL
License Category in Israel

Social Worker

Registered Social Worker in Israel

18237

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ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Completed three year training in psychodynamic therapy in the Psychoanalytical Association-2022

Completed two year training in CBT  in The Israeli Center for Psychtrauma - 2017 

Training  in the 12 Step Program- Israeli Anti Drug Authority - 2008

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) - Israeli Trauma Coalition - 2019

Visual Imagery - Ephim Sversky - 2004

Treating Trauma with Somatic Intervention - Janina Fisher via Path Center - 2018

Somatic Intervention (Stage 1,2,3 and Grief and Loss course) - Ricki Bernstein 2020-2021

EMDR Level 1 and Level 2- Israeli EMDR Association - 2021/2022

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Depression

Postpartum Depression

Sexual Abuse / Rape

Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Adjustments

Anger Management

Developmental Disorders

Grief

Infertility

Life Transitions

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

Adults
Men
Women
Geriatric

Languages

Hebrew
English
Russian

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Psychodynamic Therapy

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy