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Shira Wiesen PhDClinical Psychologist
My name is Shira Wiesen and I am a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating adolescents and adults using a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model. Before making Aliyah in the summer of 2015 I ran an Adolescent DBT Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for 6 years in Cleveland, Ohio. The DBT IOP was based on an empirically proven treatment targeting adolescent males and females who engage in self-harming, suicidal behavior and/or experience emotional instability. There was a significant range of diagnoses that group serviced, including but not limited to Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, ADHD, and Borderline features. The main objective of the IOP was to teach emotional skills that make adolescents and their families more effective, more competent, and more capable of successfully navigating whatever challenges life throws their way. Group accomplished these goals through a DBT model that addressed core emotional topics such as Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path Skills. In additional to running the IOP, I also ran a school based program for healthy tweens and adolescents using an adapted DBT model. The school based program was geared towards helping healthy youth become more emotionally intelligent using the same core DBT skills. Lastly, I also conduct individual and family based psychotherapy using DBT, as well as more dynamic modalities.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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DISTANCE COUNSELINGTelephone Counseling, Skype
Last Updated: May 8, 2018
SPECIALTIESAnxiety / Panic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Family Issues, Mood Disorders, Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm / Suicide, Stress Management
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Individual and Group settings
Mindfulness Based Interventions