Linda Avitan MSW

Couples and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 23 Haim Weizmann St.
  • Rehovot
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Linda Avitan MSW

Couples and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • 23 Haim Weizmann St.
  • Rehovot
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

 The Corona crisis has made a major impact on all of us.  Committed to meeting clients' needs as they define them, I continue to offer the option of online therapy.   This removes geographic limitations and enables flexible scheduling. Reduced rates are available to those who have lost income.


Some of the common issues that I work with:



  • Improving relationships

  • ADHD -understanding and meeting challenges

  • Plans for children and their adjustment in divorcing families and Parental Alienation Syndrome

  • Issues around LGBTQ families on all levels (young adults, parents, families)


I am bilingual and often counsel couples in both English and Hebrew.


A Columbia University graduate, I made aliya in 1982. I have been working since then with children and families, both in the public and private sectors. I assist individuals, couples and families in their quest for well-being.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Education Year of Graduation
MSW Columbia 1982

Degree
MSW

Education
Columbia

Year of Graduation
1982

Years in Practice

38

Additional Credentials:

Certified Marital and Family Therapist 2016

Certified Parent Counselor for ADHD 2015

Certified Family Mediator 2010

Certified Child and Youth Therapist

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    380 NIS per session

  • Insurance

    Private Insurance

  • Discounts Available

    Special Rate for New Olim
    Sliding Scale
    Free Consultation
    Student Discount

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Online Therapy

BLOG POSTS

Back To School With ADHD

May 04, 2020

Advice to parents who face particular challenges around back-to-school among children with ADHD. Suggestions are offered in the context of common challenges such as difficulties with lack of routine, learning new habits and impulsivity. I invite parents to consult with me to examine ways to understand what's behind certain behaviors and build strategies, smoothing the way for better coping.


Managing Custody During Corona

Apr 01, 2020

The Corona crisis is challenging and stressful on many levels. This is particularly true in families already challenged by divorce and managing custody. My blog addresses basic points of reference around children's needs and challenges around going back and forth between parents and advise to parents on how to best navigate. I offer some "do's and don'ts" for promoting successful communication as well as advise on juggling your life when the children are with you. I invite you to contact me for help, advise or even just venting! Everyone needs someone, now more than ever.


Challenges and Advise for People in Self-Quarantine

Mar 16, 2020

Self-quarantine is a situation that can be very stressful and challenging on many levels to oneself and one's relationships. This post examines the areas which may be challenging in an attempt to legitimize those difficulties. I offer the opportunity to reach out and seek ONLINE help in order to get through this trying period in a positive way.


Learn more about GHI's verification of therapists here.

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Child and/or Adolescent Issues
Divorce / Custody
LGBTQ
Marital Counseling

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

Anger Management
Behavioral Issues
Family Issues
Gender Identity Concerns
Grief
Self-Esteem
Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Children
Adolescents
Adults
Couples
Families
Men
Women
LGBTQ

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Family Systems Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Relational Psychotherapy
Teletherapy
Online therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Consultation
Hadrachat Horim

PROUD PARTICIPANT


BLOG POSTS

Back To School With ADHD

May 04, 2020

Advice to parents who face particular challenges around back-to-school among children with ADHD. Suggestions are offered in the context of common challenges such as difficulties with lack of routine, learning new habits and impulsivity. I invite parents to consult with me to examine ways to understand what's behind certain behaviors and build strategies, smoothing the way for better coping.


Managing Custody During Corona

Apr 01, 2020

The Corona crisis is challenging and stressful on many levels. This is particularly true in families already challenged by divorce and managing custody. My blog addresses basic points of reference around children's needs and challenges around going back and forth between parents and advise to parents on how to best navigate. I offer some "do's and don'ts" for promoting successful communication as well as advise on juggling your life when the children are with you. I invite you to contact me for help, advise or even just venting! Everyone needs someone, now more than ever.


Challenges and Advise for People in Self-Quarantine

Mar 16, 2020

Self-quarantine is a situation that can be very stressful and challenging on many levels to oneself and one's relationships. This post examines the areas which may be challenging in an attempt to legitimize those difficulties. I offer the opportunity to reach out and seek ONLINE help in order to get through this trying period in a positive way.


Learn more about GHI's verification of therapists here