Leigh Bar-Yakov PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 23 HaZefira Street
  • Baka
  • Jerusalem
  •  
  • HaSheizaf Street
  • Moshav Nes Harim
  • 99885
  •  
Leigh Bar-Yakov PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 23 HaZefira Street
  • Baka
  • Jerusalem
  •  
  • HaSheizaf Street
  • Moshav Nes Harim
  • 99885
  •  

ABOUT

I am a licensed clinical psychologist, with a MA and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University (2001), and BA from Bar-Ilan University. I am a practitioner and certified facilitator of the Gordan Neufeld Institute. I have worked with diverse populations treating a wide range of issues in settings such as a highschool for troubled teens, university and public mental health clinics, an out-patient psychiatric dual diagnosis and geriatric treatment facility, a residential eating disorder center, and private practice.


My goal as a therapist is to provide for my clients a safe, understanding and empathic environment from which to explore both their relationship with themselves and others and thus facilitate the process of self-relection, growth and emotional healing that allows them to reach their personal full potenial. For insight, I draw primarily from relational and developmental attachment paradigms. Depending on the specific needs of the individual, I integrate evidence-based approaches such as psychodynatic psychotherapy, expressive therapy and cognitive techniques such as mindfulness, somatic awareness, and Seefar CBT (for the treatment of trauma). I also provide parental and educational consultation and facilitate parenting workshops and seminars. As a parental consultant, I help parents and educators deepen their attachments with their children and students, providing the guidance needed to raise responsible and caring children without becoming overwhelmed by this often confusing and seemingly daunting task.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Education Year of Graduation
PsyD Carlos Albizu University 2001

Degree
PsyD

Education
Carlos Albizu University

Year of Graduation
2001

Years in Practice

10

Registration in Pinkas Hapsichologim:

41252

Mumche category:

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed in Israel:

27-6963

Additional Credentials:

Course Facilitator - Neufeld Institute 2014

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    350-500 NIS

  • Insurance

    Private Insurance

  • Discounts Available

    Sliding Scale
    Free Consultation
    Student Discount

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Online Therapy

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PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic
Family Issues
Mood Disorders
Parenting Issues / Training
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

Adjustments
Behavioral Issues
Child and/or Adolescent Issues
Depression
Divorce / Custody
Eating Disorders
Life Transitions
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Personality Disorders
Self-Esteem
Sexual Abuse / Rape
Attachment issues

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adults
Couples
Men
Women
Geriatric

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Psychodynamic Therapy
Relational Psychotherapy

SERVICES OFFERED

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

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