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Susan Belitsky
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Clinical Social Worker, Expressive Arts Therapist, Recreational Therapist
Primary Degree(s):
MEd, MSW, CAGS
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
250-350 NIS
Insurance:
None
Discounts Available:
Free Consultation | Lone Soldier Discount

Licensed in Israel

Office 1
  • Kiryat Tivon, 36064
Office 2
  • Haifa and surrounding area
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Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Clinical Social Worker, Expressive Arts Therapist, Recreational Therapist

Primary Degree(s):

MEd, MSW, CAGS

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

250-350 NIS

Insurance:

None

Discounts Available:

Free Consultation | Lone Soldier Discount

Licensed in Israel

Office 1
  • Kiryat Tivon, 36064
Office 2
  • Haifa and surrounding area

ABOUT

I believe that we experience the world with all of our senses and all of our kishkas, and we are constantly adjusting to make sense of life's challenges. So my approach engages all of this. It is experiential; strengths-based; art, nature and animal-assisted; and it is relational. It is a therapy that just might be enjoyable, as it is healing and nurturing. And it is for all ages. In education, I am a Recreational Therapist (MEd) and a Clinical Social Worker (MSW) with a post-graduate degree in Expressive Arts (CAGS) and an Israeli Teaching Certificate. This means that I have been uniquely designed to meet you at the intersection of experience, expression, education, and emotion. It means that I see the value that Adventure/Activity-Based Counseling brings in stirring the senses. It means I can adapt any activity to include everyone. It means that I use the breadth of the Social Work Perspective to see people in relation to the worlds they live and learn in each day. It is the dedicated perspective of focusing on strengths so we may know and strengthen them. It means I use the depth of Clinical Social Work to reach the depths of our traumas. It means I will do my best to meet you where you are at. Then, sometimes we need animals, sometimes we need art, sometimes we need a bowl of sand to accompany us to a more integrated place. Sometimes we just need a trampoline and some quiet to rebalance the system. Each of us has gifts and talents and interests and strengths that make us who we are. I believe in a therapy that allows us to explore, identify and use these treasures, so we can perhaps use them more effectively to meet the challenges of life, school and family. It can be as simple or as adventurous as you want. After 20 years of working with youth at risk in the States I learned to be very adaptive. Then I moved to Israel to practice a different kind of risk and resilience in the Israeli school system. I have spent many years in the intersection of trauma and learning. It has led me now into a fascinating exploration of the effects of bad and traumatic experiences on the daunting task of learning English as a Foreign Language as a necessary requirement for reaching a college education. Life is an adventure. So is therapy. There is a path for everyone. Give it a try. Susan Belitsky, MEd, MSW, CAGS

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree
Education
Year of Graduation

MEd

Springfield College

1995

MSW

University of New Hampshire

2000

CAGS

Salve Regina University

2005


Degree
MEd

Education
Springfield College

Year of Graduation
1995

Degree
MSW

Education
University of New Hampshire

Year of Graduation
2000

Degree
CAGS

Education
Salve Regina University

Year of Graduation
2005
Years in Practice

27

LICENSED IN ISRAEL
Registered Social Worker in Israel

25145

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ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

EFT Advanced Practitioner Emotional Freedom Technique 

Israeli Teaching Certificate 2012

EMDR Level 1 and 2, 2021

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Adjustments

Grief

Holistic

Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Abuse

Academic

Anger Management

Child Abuse

Learning Disabilities

Self-Esteem

Spiritual Concerns

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

Children
Adults
Families

Languages

Hebrew
English
Conversational Hebrew

TREATMENT APPROACH

Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy

Body-Mind Psychotherapy

Emotional Freedom Technique

Expressive Arts Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Play Therapy

Relational Psychotherapy

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Systems Theory / Therapy

Activity Based/Experiential, Adventure Based, Nature, Diagnostic/Therapeutic

SERVICES OFFERED

Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Home-based Therapy
Workshops/Educating