Licensed in Israel
Shmuel Yosef Elbinger Verified
Clinical Social Worker
Licensed in Israel
I have dedicated myself to understanding and treating depression for the past 6 years. I've trained with world-leading experts, learning and practicing evidence-based techniques, proven effective in international trials to immediately ease the symptoms of depression, and also increase long-term life satisfaction.
My goal is to help men struggling with depression to find vitality, satisfying relationships, and a life filled with meaning.
If you answered "yes" to some of these questions, like many men you may be suffering in silence from depression. A sense of shame or failure can hold people back from getting help. But depression doesn't mean that you are defective or weak. Many, intelligent, successful people have struggled and recovered.
I create a safe space for you to finally feel understood, while making the most of proven therapeutic techniques highly effective in helping people like you to find meaning, connection and joy again. And I'll teach you skills and tools to stay in that place.
I encourage you to take the first step towards a happier tomorrow by reaching out to me today.
Shmuel Yosef Elbinger
E.F.T. - Emotionally Focused Therapy, Level 1 - I.C.E.E.F.T - the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy - 2022
TEAM-CBT Level 3 Certified Practitioner - Feeling Good Institute - 2022
Advanced ACT, A.C.B.S Israel - Dr. Russ Harris - 2016
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Foundations Certification - ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences) Israeli Chapter - 2016
Addictions and Educational Guidance Counseling - Y.N.R Institute - 2015
Certified Group Leader for Parents and Families: Family and Educational Systems Relations - S.F.I (Shefi, Psychological Counseling Service, Division of the Israeli Ministry of Education) - 2015
Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 1 - The Gottman Institute - 2014
Smichat Yoreh Yoreh - The Chief Rabbinate of Israel - 2005
Anxiety / Panic
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that encourages individuals to accept their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment and to use them as tools to help them to make changes in their lives that are consistent with their values. It is based on the idea that by changing the way we think about our inner experiences, we can reduce emotional distress and increase our sense of well-being.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on how one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected and can be changed. It is based on the idea that how we think (cognition) and how we feel (emotion) can influence how we behave. CBT helps people identify and challenge distorted thinking and replace it with more balanced thinking, leading to improved mood and behavior. ‘Homework’, usually containing practical writing exercises, is often completed by the client between sessions to reinforce the therapy. Examples of tools that practitioners often use are journaling, challenging beliefs, and mindfulness.
Emotion-Focused TherapyEmotion-focused therapy (EFT) is a type of psychotherapy that is based on the idea that emotions play a key role in a person’s mental health. EFT focuses on helping people to identify, accept, and manage their emotions in a healthy and productive way. The goal of EFT is to help people identify and express their emotions, understand how those emotions impact their behavior, and learn how to manage their emotions in a way that is adaptive and healthy. EFT is a research-based approach to psychotherapy that has been found to be effective in helping people manage a variety of mental health conditions. It has been used successfully in the treatment of individuals, couples, and families, as well as with groups. EFT is particularly beneficial for people who struggle with emotional regulation, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that uses the metaphor of an internal family of parts to help people gain awareness of how different parts of themselves can interact in healthy and unhealthy ways. IFS encourages people to become curious about their different parts, with the goal of helping them gain access to their true Self or core. Through this process, people can learn to recognize and care for the different parts of themselves, as well as develop compassionate understanding for the origins of their parts. A key principle of IFS is that each part within the person has its own positive intention and is trying to protect the person in some way. By understanding the positive intention of each part, the practitioner and client can work together to help the parts feel heard and understood, and to find more adaptive ways of meeting their needs. IFS has been found to be an effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.
Psychodynamic TherapyPsychodynamic therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on the unconscious mind and how it affects behavior. It works to help people understand and work through past experiences and feelings that may be causing difficulties in the present. This type of therapy encourages individuals to explore their emotions, relationships, and behaviors in order to gain insight into their current difficulties. It can help individuals better understand themselves and their motivations, and gain insight into how past events have impacted their current lives. People tend to develop defense mechanisms when faced with challenges in life. Defense mechanisms may keep painful feelings, memories, and experiences in the unconscious. A few common defense mechanisms include: denial, repression, and rationalization. Psychodynamic therapists encourage people to speak freely about their emotions, desires, and fears. Being open may help uncover vulnerable feelings that have been pushed out of conscious awareness. According to psychodynamic theory, behavior is influenced by unconscious thought. Once painful feelings are brought forth and processed, the defense mechanisms are no longer needed and a person in treatment can start changing unhelpful patterns when coping with life’s challenges.