I am a licensed clinical psychologist, fluent in both English and Hebrew. I work mostly with a psychodynamic approach, exploring inner dynamics and conflicts that contribute to negative feelings (such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, emptiness, feeling stuck, inadequate or insecure) or to difficulties in relationships. I also integrate cognitive behavioral (CBT) approaches when appropriate or when requested. It takes courage to be open and honest with ourselves, even more so in the presence of another person. For many, it’s not easy to show our vulnerable side, to leave our comfort zone and open ourselves up to our assumptions about ourselves being challenged. What makes this possible, I think, is a basic sense of trust, empathy and mutual respect, built on the understanding that beyond the therapist-client divide, we share a universal humanity with struggles common to us all. Therapy is a joint endeavor of two people, where the therapist brings to the therapy her or his professional knowledge, while the client brings her or his expert knowledge of themselves. Therapy focuses on our inner psyche: how we think and look at ourselves and at the world, our unique ways of reacting, our fears, fantasies and dreams. However, in my view it is also important to be aware of the socio-cultural context in which we live, and to not underestimate the impact this has on who we are and why we struggle. I work in private practice in Zichron Ya’akov and Haifa. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)