As an art therapist, I use art as a forum for self-expression when verbal communication is difficult. I guide my clients to access feelings that may be challenging to address directly. In my private practice, I use a combination of art, play, and sandtray therapy along with mindfulness practices, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. This process is an empowering experience that provides a healthy outlet for otherwise overwhelming emotions.
In my seventeen years of clinical experience working with children, teens, and families, I have witnessed the powerful healing qualities of non-verbal communication. During my years working in a New York metropolitan hospital, I supported children through various medical procedures, provided support to family members experiencing acute trauma, and developed art therapy interventions to help children better cope with these traumatic experiences.
As no two situations are the same, I am committed to creating a customized treatment approach for each individual client. My specialties include helping children and families cope with bereavement, anxiety, selective mutism, encopresis, and aliyah adjustment. I also see clients with behavior issues, ADHD, and learning disabilities.
I am a licensed and board-certified art therapist with a Master’s degree in Art Therapy from New York University, and currently maintain a private practice in Ramat Beit Shemesh. I also provide telehealth options for both therapy and clinical supervision, including those working toward their ATR or board certification. Feel free to contact me to discuss how I may be able to assist you.
New York University
000754-1 NY (inactive)
2006: Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), State of NY, #000754-1
2006: Board Certified Art Therapist (BC), American Art Therapy Credentials Board, #03-057
2003: Registered Art Therapist (ATR), American Art Therapy Credentials Board
Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy
Encopresis, more commonly called “soiling” or “fecal incontinence, refers to the involuntary passage of feces. Typically, this condition results from chronic constipation, but it can also be triggered by emotional issues. Encopresis, which has a 9% occurrence rate worldwide, is not considered to be a medical condition until a child is 4 years old. While encopresis is often very distressing to both the child and the family, it is treatable. The earlier treatment begins, the better the outcome. In my years of private practice as an art therapist, I have successfully treated many children with encopresis using the following four-pronged treatment approach.
During challenging times, it is important to encourage children to express how they are feeling. Children often have difficulty articulating their emotions verbally- communicating through art or play is a great alternative. This can serve as a cathartic release, empower them, and help them process new circumstances.
Following the recent rocket attacks, many parents have asked me how best to respond to their children and help them manage their concerns and fears. Just as we have all heard the booms and seen the news reports, our children too are well aware of what is happening. As parents it is our job to support them through these difficult times. Here are some recommendations that can help.
People often ask me, “What is art therapy and how does it work?” Art therapy…
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Expressive Arts Therapy