Elan Karten PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Rechov Shaulson 43
  • Jerusalem
  • 93874
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Elan Karten PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Rechov Shaulson 43
  • Jerusalem
  • 93874
  •  

ABOUT

I am an American born and trained clinical psychologist who made Aliyah in the summer of 2007. My Jerusalem–based practice offers psychotherapy for children, adults, couples and families within a highly eclectic and personalized framework. Trained in dynamic, EMDR and CBT approaches, I believe that in successful therapy, creativity and flexibility are paramount. This is because different things work for different people. In this fast paced, technologically “advanced,” and often lonely world we occupy, the therapy room is sacred space. Oftentimes it is the only place in the world where someone can get in touch with his or her authentic inner self. Though offering psychotherapy is an honor, it is also a tremendous responsibility. This is why I actively participate in diverse peer supervisions and consultations in order to maximize my ability to best serve my clients. Although so many of us realize that we grow through challenge, we often avoid challenge based on past negative experiences and resulting self-judgements. True, we can’t erase the past, but these negative self-appraisals CAN be worked through! Personal and interpersonal conflicts are painful. As psychologists, sure, we try to minimize the intensity of these conflicts, but not to eradicate them. This is because we realize that conflicts are a healthy--albeit painful-- part of life, essential for personal growth. So the good news here is that we can succeed in living a victorious life in the midst of struggle. As your therapist, my role is to empower, not “solve” your problems for you. Here’s a quick example: Instead of assigning homework at the end of the session I favor you assigning yourself homework based on insights you’ve gained. So the kind of therapy I offer is interactive and goal-driven, where the client is active and engaged. If this speaks to you, please feel free to reach out to me. I’ll humbly offer you my listening ear and curiosity, as we partner together to help create the life you want.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Education Year of Graduation
PhD Fordham University 2006

Degree
PhD

Education
Fordham University

Year of Graduation
2006

Years in Practice

15

Registration in Pinkas Hapsichologim:

27-8337

Mumche category:

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed in Israel:

27-30755

License No.:

New York: 017215

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    350-500 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    Sliding Scale

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

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PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

Abuse
Addictions
Anger Management
Anxiety / Panic
Behavioral Issues
Child and/or Adolescent Issues
Depression
Family Issues
Gender Identity Concerns
Grief
Life Transitions
Marital Counseling
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Esteem
Stress Management
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Children
Adults
Couples
Families
Men

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Body-Mind Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
Psychodrama
Psychodynamic Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SERVICES OFFERED

Consultation
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Hadrachat Horim
Individual Therapy
Workshops/Educating

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