Telehealth Available
Telehealth Available
Rich Kirschen
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Psychotherapist
Primary Degree(s):
MA
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
350 NIS
Insurance:
N/A
Discounts Available:
Sliding Scale
Office
  • 5A Hisda Street
  • Jerusalem, 93189
Telehealth Available
Telehealth Available

Rich Kirschen Verified Verified

Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Psychotherapist

Primary Degree(s):

MA

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

350 NIS

Insurance:

N/A

Discounts Available:

Sliding Scale

Office
  • 5A Hisda Street
  • Jerusalem, 93189

ABOUT

I offer thoughtful, caring and effective therapy for Adults, Adolescents, Couples and Families, helping those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma or addiction.

As someone who has worked with families for over thirty years and trained in Family Systems Therapy, I bring a deep appreciation for the impact that every family member has on one another. No matter who we are and where we come from, understanding our family of origin, and the family system we live in now, allows us to gain the confidence to be proactive, rather than reactive, fostering a deep sense of relief. 

In addition to the freedom that comes with understanding our story within the family context and the wider world, as a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I will help you gain a deeper awareness of your core beleifs, assumptions, coping mechanisms, and the automatic thoughts that affect your behavior.

My approach is one that helps you with Discovery, understanding the systemic patterns that have formed who you are and a treatment strategy that offers you Recovery (a return to your authentic self). I help you understand your cognitive process, so that the progress achieved in therapy is maintained in a carefully crafted CBT Action Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

MA

HUC

1996


Degree
MA

Education
HUC

Year of Graduation
1996
Years in Practice

28

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ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Advanced Certification in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abusing Clients - NYU School of Social Work 1994

TEAM CBT Level 2 - 2022

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Abuse

Addictions

Alcohol Abuse

Anxiety / Panic

Depression

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Drug Abuse

Grief

Life Transitions

Parenting Issues / Training

Phobias

Self-Esteem

Spiritual Concerns

Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

Adolescents
Adults
Couples
Families
Men
Women

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)Attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the family's relationships and communication patterns. It is based on the theory that strong and secure attachments between family members are essential for emotional health and well-being. The goal of ABFT is to identify any problems in family relationships, enable family members to become more attuned to each other’s needs, and build a secure bond between them. It also helps family members to practice healthy communication skills, learn effective problem-solving strategies, and build trust within the family.

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.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that uses the metaphor of an internal family of parts to help people gain awareness of how different parts of themselves can interact in healthy and unhealthy ways. IFS encourages people to become curious about their different parts, with the goal of helping them gain access to their true Self or core. Through this process, people can learn to recognize and care for the different parts of themselves, as well as develop compassionate understanding for the origins of their parts. A key principle of IFS is that each part within the person has its own positive intention and is trying to protect the person in some way. By understanding the positive intention of each part, the practitioner and client can work together to help the parts feel heard and understood, and to find more adaptive ways of meeting their needs. IFS has been found to be an effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.

Relational PsychotherapyRelational psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a person’s relationships with others and the dynamics between them. It emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist, and it explores the meaning and purpose of relationships in the client’s life. Relational psychotherapy seeks to understand how the client’s past relationships shape their current experiences and how the client interacts with others. The goal is to help the person develop healthier relationships and better communication skills so they can become more emotionally connected to others.

Systems Theory / TherapySystems therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding how people's behavior is affected by their relationships with others. This form of therapy is based on the idea that the individual is embedded within a larger system, such as a family unit or work environment, and that changes to that system can cause changes in an individual's behavior. Systems therapy emphasizes the importance of understanding how these systems interact and how they can be changed to improve the individual's mental health. The therapist works to identify patterns of behavior in the system, identify areas of conflict or stress, and help the individuals develop strategies to make changes within the system that will lead to healthier outcomes.

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy