Registered Psychologist in Israel Mumche Specialty License in Israel
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Registered Psychologist in Israel Mumche Specialty License in Israel
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are distressed, frustrated, or angry. Sometimes they may be facing a life challenge or dilemma. The issues may be connected with relationships or with feelings about oneself. Talking it through can help. I encourage my clients to develop skills in self-understanding and self-healing so that they can develop both in their personal selves and in their interpersonal relationships, in their ability to work and to love, to play, to create and to enjoy solitude.
My first goal in our work together is to provide a safe place for you to express your feelings, get to know yourself better, and tell your story. Over time you can decide how deeply you want to go. I am open to anything you would like to talk about in any form in which you would like to express yourself. “Since there are feelings (& thoughts) I can’t express through the forms of society, here I make other forms, play-forms, to express them through:” (A.R. Ammons) Play is the natural language of children and children come to therapy to play. Adults and adolescents come to talk. They may talk directly about a particular issue, but they can also “play” in their talk, sharing their areas of interest, their dreams and daydreams, jokes, anecdotes, bits of remembered conversation, fragments of a favorite novel or nearly forgotten film. Together we piece these fragments into a coherent whole and we may discover together things you never knew about yourself.
I am a certified clinical psychologist in Israel, highly trained in psychoanalytically-oriented (psychodynamic) psychotherapy. I have many years of experience working in the public mental health system in Israel. Most recently, I worked at the Hadar Mental Health Clinic in Herzliya where I was in charge of the clinical psychology internship program and where I coordinated the staff team that treats adult victims of child sexual abuse. Currently I am working exclusively in my private clinic.
In addition to my work with normative clients, I work with individuals suffering from serious mental health issues and their families. In addition to psychodynamic training, I have training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and in family systems theory and therapy. This background enriches my understanding of my clients. For clients who are looking for short-term therapy focused on a specific issue, I can offer CBT including psychophysiological work. I am a lifelong learner and continue to develop professionally through reading in the field as well as formal and informal study.
Ferkauf Graduate School
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Center for Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy Studies ("Halfaba"), Tel Aviv
Supervising Clinical Psychologist in Israel in Psychotherapy and Psychodiagnostics
Madrich Tipul License : 5434
Madrich Ivchun License : 5735
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Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy
Anxiety / Panic
Borderline Personality Disorder
Cancer / Terminal Illness
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Parenting Issues / Training
Sexual Abuse / Rape
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on how one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected and can be changed. It is based on the idea that how we think (cognition) and how we feel (emotion) can influence how we behave. CBT helps people identify and challenge distorted thinking and replace it with more balanced thinking, leading to improved mood and behavior. ‘Homework’, usually containing practical writing exercises, is often completed by the client between sessions to reinforce the therapy. Examples of tools that practitioners often use are journaling, challenging beliefs, and mindfulness.
Emotion-Focused TherapyEmotion-focused therapy (EFT) is a type of psychotherapy that is based on the idea that emotions play a key role in a person’s mental health. EFT focuses on helping people to identify, accept, and manage their emotions in a healthy and productive way. The goal of EFT is to help people identify and express their emotions, understand how those emotions impact their behavior, and learn how to manage their emotions in a way that is adaptive and healthy. EFT is a research-based approach to psychotherapy that has been found to be effective in helping people manage a variety of mental health conditions. It has been used successfully in the treatment of individuals, couples, and families, as well as with groups. EFT is particularly beneficial for people who struggle with emotional regulation, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.
Psychodynamic TherapyPsychodynamic therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on the unconscious mind and how it affects behavior. It works to help people understand and work through past experiences and feelings that may be causing difficulties in the present. This type of therapy encourages individuals to explore their emotions, relationships, and behaviors in order to gain insight into their current difficulties. It can help individuals better understand themselves and their motivations, and gain insight into how past events have impacted their current lives. People tend to develop defense mechanisms when faced with challenges in life. Defense mechanisms may keep painful feelings, memories, and experiences in the unconscious. A few common defense mechanisms include: denial, repression, and rationalization. Psychodynamic therapists encourage people to speak freely about their emotions, desires, and fears. Being open may help uncover vulnerable feelings that have been pushed out of conscious awareness. According to psychodynamic theory, behavior is influenced by unconscious thought. Once painful feelings are brought forth and processed, the defense mechanisms are no longer needed and a person in treatment can start changing unhelpful patterns when coping with life’s challenges.
Relational PsychotherapyRelational psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a person’s relationships with others and the dynamics between them. It emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist, and it explores the meaning and purpose of relationships in the client’s life. Relational psychotherapy seeks to understand how the client’s past relationships shape their current experiences and how the client interacts with others. The goal is to help the person develop healthier relationships and better communication skills so they can become more emotionally connected to others.
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