Licensed in Israel
Margo Helman Verified
Clinical Social Worker
Licensed in Israel
The foundation for the therapy that I provide and have provided for the last twenty years:
> A combination of solution focus and exploration of feelings and the roots of problems. We'll create a good balance of these together, depending on your needs and preferences.
> A therapeutic relationship that honours and develops your expertise about yourself and your life.
The first step to change is facing what is. We’ll get a clear sense of the problem that you want to solve or the situation you want to change.
Small steps are the key to big change. We’ll go through a process in which you define what you want and identify the next attainable step. One doable step at a time change is built.
Your relationship with yourself is the key to creating change and getting unstuck. This is good, because your relationship with yourself is the place where you have the most control.
We’ll look for the specific ways in which facing your experience – your thoughts, your deeply held opinions and your feelings – can get you unstuck.
We’ll use mindfulness tools to help you gain more self-knowledge, acceptance and peace of mind.
Your problems and distresses will become gateways to meaningful growth and change.
I have over 20 years of providing therapy in private practice and as clinical director of Life's Door/Gisha L'chaim (Tishkofet). I’ve gained successful experience with all kinds of problems and needs.
Online I teach Calm Conflict. Simple, doable tools so that you can improve your relationship, choose and feel good about your response and get on with your day. Bring Mindfulness to conflict. For more information: courses.margohelman.com
New York University
Group Leader April 2016
Bachelors degree in Social Work 1994
Bachelors degree in Psychology 1987
Anxiety / Panic
Cancer / Terminal Illness
Difficult Relationships, Chronic Illness
Body-Mind PsychotherapyBody-mind psychotherapy is an integrative approach to psychological treatment that draws from both psychotherapeutic and somatic/body-based approaches. It emphasizes the interconnection between physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual aspects of being. This approach seeks to help individuals explore how physical sensations, emotions, thoughts and beliefs influence their behavior and well-being. Through this exploration, individuals can gain insight into how the body and mind interact to create patterns of behavior, and how those patterns can be changed to promote healing and wellness.
Existential PsychotherapyExistential psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes an individual’s subjective experience of existence. It is a philosophical approach to psychotherapy that views the individual as ultimately responsible for creating a meaningful life. This form of psychotherapy helps individuals explore their subjective experiences, understand their personal values and beliefs, find ways to live more authentically, and make meaningful choices. The ultimate goal is to help the individual reach a greater sense of self-awareness and personal fulfillment.
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.
Mindfulness, Somatic interventions
Therapist's Experience with Gap Year Students
I've had a great deal of experience working with gap year students especially those coping with illness or loss in the family.