Shira Freeman MA

Expressive Arts Therapist, Mental Health Counselor

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Mercaz Hiburim
  • visotzky 4
  • Tel Aviv
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  • Hativat Harel
  • Raanana
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Shira Freeman MA

Expressive Arts Therapist, Mental Health Counselor

Verified Verified

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Mercaz Hiburim
  • visotzky 4
  • Tel Aviv
  •  
  • Hativat Harel
  • Raanana
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

I am a bilingual certified CBT psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents, parents and adults in Israel and England, providing both short and longer term therapy in a safe and supportive space. I specialise in using solution focused strategies from CBT and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness), to help various forms of anxiety ,including: generalised anxiety, phobias, anxiety attacks, test anxiety- perfectionIsm, separation anxiety and social anxiety, as well as obsessional disorders such as OCD, trichotillomania , self esteem issues, depression, difficulties in adjustment, and I also have experience with ASD. I am passionate about tailoring each therapy to the individual and sensitively support their needs. Therapy for children may include working with creative arts or games so that the tools of CBT are experienced in a way that is child friendly. When CBT strategies are insufficient I draw on psychodynamic understanding to reach deeper conflicts which may be at the base of the difficulty. I have successfully helped many individuals in private practice and Therapy Centers in Israel working for both children and adults, using an integrative CBT approach. I also provided therapy for anxiety and psychosomatic disorders for a Therapy Centre, part of Geha hospital. Additionally, I have experience providing therapy in a school for children and teenagers with emotional difficulties and understand how to navigate the Israeli educational system. I understand the difficulties facing Olim adults and children and the affect on one’s emotional well being. In London I was a senior music therapist in the National Health Service and previous to that worked in special schools and in Psychiatry. I enjoy using a collaborative approach in which the client and myself decide together the therapeutic goals. The client is kept aware of the process and together we measure progress so that we can make appropriate adjustments to suit the individual. My private practice is in Raanana and Tel Aviv.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

    Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

  • Year of Graduation:

    1993

  • Years in Practice:

    16

Additional Credentials:

Certified CBT Psychotherapist 2014
Music Therapy MA 1993
PGDip Psychoanalytic Observational Studies 2002

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    250-350 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    Student Discount
    Lone Soldier Discount

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

SPECIALTIES

Adjustments
Anxiety / Panic
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum
Behavioral Issues
Depression
Grief
Life Transitions
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Parenting Issues / Training
Phobias
Psychosomatic Disorders
Self-Esteem
Sleep / Insomnia

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Children
Adolescents
Adults
Men
Women

Languages

Hebrew
English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Hadrachat Horim
Individual Therapy