Telehealth Available
Dina Kessler
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Psychotherapist
Primary Degree(s):
MSC
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
350-500 NIS
Insurance:
None
Discounts Available:
Sliding Scale
Office 1
  • Kanei Hagalil, Katamonim
  • Jerusalem
Office 2
  • 26 Yonatan hachashmonai Street
  • Efrat
Telehealth Available

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Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Psychotherapist

Primary Degree(s):

MSC

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

350-500 NIS

Insurance:

None

Discounts Available:

Sliding Scale

Office 1
  • Kanei Hagalil, Katamonim
  • Jerusalem
Office 2
  • 26 Yonatan hachashmonai Street
  • Efrat

ABOUT

As a psychotherapist, I believe if you understand more about how your brain works, you can start to make sense of reactions, tendencies and habits, especially those that might be getting in your way. Therapy can be a place to explore the roots of those patterns and choose tools to help you navigate life more successfully. It starts with the safety created in the therapy room. Clients are often already in a place where life can feel painful and then on top of what is happening to them, their own judgements , self criticism and blame just increase that suffering. I strive to create a place where you can bring all parts of yourself and we can work to understand why those parts make sense and how to work with them from a compassionate stance. My training and strong interest is in working individually with adolescents (14 and up) and adults, especially those going through transitional periods, challenges with family or those experiencing anxiety.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked in Shana b'Aretz and gap year programs since I made aliya. This has given me a depth of experience with the unique challenges that clients can face during the year in Israel, and the many opportunities for growth. In addition to being trained in classical talk therapy, I have learned and incorporated a myriad of eclectic and expressive modalities such as DBT, IFS, mindfulness, visual imagery, art directives and somatic work, which I have found to be enormously helpful in my work with clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

MSC

University of North Texas

2014


Degree
MSC

Education
University of North Texas

Year of Graduation
2014
Years in Practice

7

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ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Certificate in mental health and family studies, May 25, 2015, The Family Institute Neve Yerushalayim

Certificate of competency in Counseling and Family Therapy, January 14, 2016, The Family Institute Neve Yerushalayim

Completion of two year training on the Adolescent Unit at the Family Institute, May 31, 2018.

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Online Therapy

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Adjustments

Anxiety / Panic

Family Issues

Life Transitions

Stress Management

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Gender Identity Concerns

Grief

Holistic

Sleep / Insomnia

Spiritual Concerns

Psychoeducation

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

Adolescents
Adults
Men
Women

Languages

English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Body-Mind Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Expressive Arts Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Guided Imagery

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Workshops/Educating

PROUD PARTICIPANT


Therapist's Experience with Gap Year Students

I have worked in gap year programs since making aliya 14 years ago. For the past 6 years I have worked as a guidance counselor in MTVA and YTVA. Additionally, gap year students have comprised a large percentage of my private practice clients since I began practicing.