Licensed in Israel
Phyllis Mayer Verified
Licensed in Israel
I have been a psychotherapist for well over thirty years. My primary treatment technique is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). At the same time, I adapt my professional approach to the client's individual needs. Together we establish clear goals aiming at emotional well-being. I focus on the individual's strengths and guide him/her towards maximizing their ability to cope and flourish. My listening skills are acute insofar as I "hear" the underlying issues which are evoked in the therapeutic process, and gently guide the individual in a safe and nurturing manner. I look forward to working with you and serving your needs.
I believe that seeking psychotherapy is an act of courage. Exploring the challenges of life is an empowering experience. As a therapist with much experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and perspective to the journey of personal growth. I work with individuals and couples, focusing on anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, fertility issues, and interpersonal relationships.
State of Israel, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Services, Social Worker, 2021 - License No. 41247
Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy
Anxiety / Panic
Cancer / Terminal Illness
Divorce / Custody
Parenting Issues / Training
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
History of Child Sexual Abuse
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.
Family Systems TherapyFamily Systems Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes the importance of understanding how the family functions as a whole, and how individual family members interact and affect one another. It focuses on how family dynamics, such as communication patterns, roles, and power dynamics, shape behavior, and how changing these dynamics can lead to positive change. Family Systems Therapy is a collaborative approach, where the therapist works with the family as a whole to identify and address areas of conflict and distress.