Ruth Silverberg Verified
Mental Health Counselor
425 nis/hour NIS
WHO I WORK WITH: Jewish women and girls (age 18 and over) with a history of abuse, neglect or trauma (broadly defined), either from childhood or adult experiences. I am experienced in working with simple and complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, and domestic violence. Many clients come with relationship or family problems, difficulties with emotional balance and expression, or a just a general sense that something is wrong in their life. Please note that I am not qualified to work with clients whose primary diagnosis is a psychotic disorder, OCD, current eating disorder or active addiction. I work in person with clients in Jerusalem, as well as online with clients in Israel and New York, if appropriate.
HOW I WORK: Trauma is something that impacts all areas of a person’s life – relationships, self-image, values and beliefs, as well as behaviors and emotional/physical reactions – especially “uncontrollable” ones, and even one’s long-term physical health. In therapy, we address all of these as they affect your life now. While this may sometimes include telling the trauma story of the past, what is most important is to help you gain or regain the ability to live a full and satisfying life. I work collaboratively and transparently; you deserve to know what we are doing and why. Your strengths, preferences and feelings joined with my skills and experience will help us achieve the goals you have in mind. Some of the specialized tools I use among other things are EMDR, somatic and attachment interventions and “parts work”, depending on what you are comfortable with and what I think will help you.
LENGTH OF THERAPY: It is difficult to determine in advance how long this type of therapy will take. However, together we will set clear goals and reevaluate progress at regular intervals. Alternatively, we can set a limited goal which may be achieved in a shorter time, although all issues may not have been addressed. I also work with “simple” (one-time) traumas which can often be resolved fairly quickly.
Antioch University Los Angeles
EMDRIA Certified Therapist
Sexual Abuse / Rape
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)