Sara Halevi MA

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Arnona
  • Jerusalem
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Sara Halevi MA

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Arnona
  • Jerusalem
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

I have many years of experience treating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in both adults and adolescents. I am the only therapist in Israel specializing in adolescent onset of fatigue illness. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach, focusing on providing immediate relief from symptoms and improving quality of life, and then progressing to deeper emotional work if appropriate. I use a team approach as well as a multi-modal treatment paradigm. I have written two books on this subject and both teach and speak on this topic.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

    John F. Kennedy University (now CSPP)

  • Year of Graduation:

    1989

  • Years in Practice:

    25

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    350-500 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    None

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Online Therapy

BLOG POSTS

How Does CBT Help Fibromyalgia?

Nov 24, 2019

Facing an overwhelmed and frustrating medical system, the growing trend is for physicians – both primary care and pain specialists – to refer these patients for CBT. While this is great news in many ways, many practitioners are lacking specific tools for breaking the cycle of chronic pain.


Why are Teens Getting Fibromyalgia?

Mar 21, 2017

Teenagers are suffering from stress-related and stress-induced illnesses like never before


How Fear Makes Pain Worse

Jan 02, 2017

once the fear kicks in, bringing a host of physical and psychological responses with it, all of that preparedness just sits there, making us anxious. And, this makes the pain even worse!


The Fibromyalgia Dialectic

Jul 31, 2016

For Fibro patients, they are often caught between the body’s desire to stay still — as interpreted through the amount of pain being perceived, and the knowledge that motion may relieve pain.


Better Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Jun 05, 2016

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition. Doctors offer their Fibro patients many things that have been proven to help, and are dismayed when the patients don’t take advantage of these offerings. We need a new model for Fibro care, and CBT has it.


SPECIALTIES

Anxiety / Panic
Depression
Executive / Career / Life Coaching
Mood Disorders
Parenting Issues / Training
Psychosomatic Disorders
Stress Management, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adolescence (ages 16-21)
Adults

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Body-Mind Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

SERVICES OFFERED

Coaching
Individual Therapy