Telehealth Available
Telehealth Available
Esther Avital Gottesman
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Psychotherapist
Primary Degree(s):
MSC
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
250-350 NIS
Insurance:
N/A
Discounts Available:
Sliding Scale
Office 1
  • Givah A
  • Beitar Illit
Office 2
  • Various locations
  • Jerusalem
Telehealth Available
Telehealth Available

Esther Avital Gottesman Verified Verified

Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Psychotherapist

Primary Degree(s):

MSC

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

250-350 NIS

Insurance:

N/A

Discounts Available:

Sliding Scale

Office 1
  • Givah A
  • Beitar Illit
Office 2
  • Various locations
  • Jerusalem

ABOUT

Starting therapy is a courageous endeavor.  If you are here, you have already taken the first step.

Knowing that therapy can be approached with apprehension and uncertainty, I work to create a warm, safe, nonjudgmental, and nurturing environment.  My intention is to afford clients the space needed to grow and heal, at their pace and at their choice.

I encourage -- but never require -- transparency, trusting in the natural process that unfolds.  I view the client as the expert of herself and draw on this expertise to guide the therapy.

My approach is Humanistic and I incorporate a number of theories, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma‑Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy.  I utilize techniques and tools from models like ACT, DBT, and CBT.  I often include expressive arts and movement.  Ultimately, though, my approach is tailored to fit the client.

I received my master's in mental health counseling in the States.  In addition, I completed post-master's clinical training programs in family therapy (three years) and trauma (one year) in Israel.

In addition to running a private practice, I am a therapist in the Sexual Abuse Unit at The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

MSC

Capella University

2008


Degree
MSC

Education
Capella University

Year of Graduation
2008
Years in Practice

5

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ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Sexual Assault Victim Counselor Training - CSP - 2005

Emergency Services Volunteer - Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. - 2006

Family Systems Psychotherapist - The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim - 2021

Trauma Certificate - The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim - 2022

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

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PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic

Depression

Sexual Abuse / Rape

Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Adjustments

Anger Management

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Grief

Holistic

Infertility

Life Transitions

Mood Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Self-Esteem

Spiritual Concerns

Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

Adults
Women
Geriatric

Languages

English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Art Therapy

Body-Mind Psychotherapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dreamwork

Existential Psychotherapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Guided Imagery

Narrative Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)

Sandplay Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Workshops/Educating

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Cultivating Self-Care

In its most general sense, self-care is often equated with self-pampering. Given this notion, it can be seen as selfish. However, that idea is mistaken.