Mika Smith PhD, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Specialist

ABOUT

I specialize in working with Anglo teens and young adults to:


  • improve relationships and coping mechanisms with teachers, parents, and friends,

  • ease adjustments to Israel’s culture and education system

  • relieve stress and tension over anticipation about army service and national service

  • cope with personal anxiety issues and mental health distress


I use different techniques including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and focused psychotherapy on working on eliminating unwanted behaviors or patterns in your life. My methods are practical, goal-oriented and individually tailored to your circumstances.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

    Arizona State University

  • Year of Graduation:

    2013

  • Years in Practice:

    16

  • License No.:

    LCSW 12323 Arizona; 36528 registered social worker in Israel

Additional Credentials:

Masters in Social Work (MSW) - Arizona State University 2001

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    350-500 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    Special Rate for New Olim, Sliding Scale

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Skype

OFFICE LOCATION(S)
  • 39 Levenski
  • Tel Aviv

SPECIALTIES

Academic, Adjustments, Anxiety / Panic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Behavioral Issues, Developmental Disorders, Family Issues, Learning Disabilities, Mood Disorders, Psychosomatic Disorders, Self-Esteem, Stress Management

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adolescence (ages 16-21), Adults, Families, Men, Women

Languages

English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Focused Psychotherapy (a.k.a. Biodyne Model)