Galit Naor Raz PhD, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Raanana
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Galit Naor Raz PhD, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Raanana
  •  
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

As an American-trained bilingual therapist immersed in both American and Israeli cultures, I am passionate about helping people cope with life’s challenges and cultivate rewarding lives. I earned my MS and PhD in Psychology from Brown University and Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Rhode Island College in the United States. My unique approach to therapy combines my background as a brain researcher specializing in perception, cognition, and memory with my clinical training in social work. This approach has allowed me to be thoughtful and thorough in my ability to assess and treat a wide variety disorders using sensitivity, warmth, and attention to detail.

One of my specialties is helping Olim and people from various cultures navigate their journey. I am particularly interested in issues of cultural identity and belonging, which often emerge during cross-cultural transitions. In addition, while I treat a wide variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more, I specialize in treating eating disorders. My experience includes working as part of a multidisciplinary team at an outpatient hospital clinic specializing in eating disorders in adolescents.

My clinical experience and training includes working in a variety of settings such as family service agencies, crisis intervention centers, and hospitals in the US. I use an integrative approach, which combines a psychodynamic understanding with cognitive-behavioral and ACT (acceptance-commitment) techniques. I often incorporate mindfulness and artistic means as part of the process.

Aside from seeing clients in my private practice, I currently work as a staff therapist at Tel Aviv University’s psychological services, providing services to international students, as well as training clinical psychology interns in CBT. My practice is grounded in the belief that we are all capable of creating change in our lives and that it is often the challenges that remind us of our inner strengths.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

    Brown University, Rhode Island College

  • Year of Graduation:

    2001; 2013

  • Years in Practice:

    6

  • License No.:

    CSW01653 Rhode Island, US; # 32735 Israel

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    350-500 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    Lone Soldier Discount

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

SPECIALTIES

Academic
Adjustments
Anxiety / Panic
Depression
Eating Disorders
Grief
Life Transitions
Self-Esteem
Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Children
Adults

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness

SERVICES OFFERED

Clinical Supervision
Consultation
Group Therapy
Individual Therapy