Licensed in Israel
Wendy Gordon Verified
Clinical Social Worker
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Licensed in Israel
I am a Masters trained Social Worker, registered in Israel. My training and focus has been analytical and I use CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) to teach tools for coping and controlling anxieties.
I received my Undergraduate degree with honors, at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida in Psychology. I then did my Masters in Social Work at Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida. My focus year was done on private practice and I worked at the inpatient facility The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Coconut Creek, Florida. While my specialty has been Eating Disorders, over the years I have encompassed all issues surrounding ED, such as anxiety, depression, Body Image, Self Esteem, Trauma, Sexual and physical abused.
I maintained a thriving private in Florida, and since moving to Israel in 2008, have continued, with clients in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. I work with Anglo students in Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv University.
Anxiety / Panic
Relationships and Dating
Adlerian Psychology / PsychotherapyAdlerian therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented, and positive psychodynamic therapy. It focuses on the development of individual personality while asserting that
humans are interconnected. During therapy, practitioners pay particular attention to beliefs and behaviors that were developed by the client in childhood.
Clients’ behavior is explored in the context of their sense of ‘fitting in’ in their community and society. The goal of therapy is to acquire a more positive
and productive way of life by developing new insights, skills, and behaviors. This is achieved through 4 stages of Adlerian Psychotherapy:
1. Engagement: The client and therapist begin to establish the therapeutic relationship. The relationship consists of collaboration towards addressing the client's problems.
2. Assessment: Gathering information about the client's life and presenting concerns. In this part of therapy, the therapist attempts to understand how the client may have developed certain styles of thinking that are no longer helpful or adaptive for them.
3. Insight: The therapist helps the client gain insight into their behavior and motivations and helps to develop new ways of thinking about his or her situation.
4. Reorientation: Encouraging the client to use their newfound insight and goals to to develop new strategies that the client can use in daily life.
Body PsychotherapyBody psychotherapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that combines psychodynamic, humanistic, and somatic approaches with the goal of treating psychological and physical distress. It emphasizes the connection between body and mind, and works to increase awareness of physical sensations and emotions. Body psychotherapy practitioners may use a variety of techniques, including mindfulness, body postures, breath work, relaxation, and sensory awareness, to help clients become more aware of their bodies and to learn how to use this awareness to improve their overall wellbeing.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by Marsha Linehan to help people learn to better manage and cope with emotions and stress. It focuses on developing skills and strategies to help regulate emotions, improve relationships and communication, and reduce self-destructive behaviors. Through DBT, people learn to identify and modify unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, while also learning to accept and validate their own feelings. DBT teaches skills to help individuals become aware of and accept and regulate their emotions, tolerate distress, and improve interpersonal relationships.
Family Attachment Narrative TherapyFamily Attachment Narrative Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals to develop secure, healthy attachments to their family members. This type of therapy focuses on the narrative, or stories, that individuals tell about their family relationships and how they view themselves in those relationships. Through this therapeutic process, individuals are encouraged to explore their past experiences with family members, gain a better understanding of their current family dynamics, and develop healthier, more secure attachments to their family members. Therapists using this approach believe that the caregivers are the most crucial component in the healing process, and therefore incorporate caregiver narratives as an important part of the therapeutic process in addressing and repairing the unmet needs of the client. This approach to treatment is primarily designed for children, teens, and young adults who are experiencing issues related to identity, disrupted attachment, and early childhood trauma.
PsychoanalysisPsychoanalysis is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on unconscious processes and is used to treat mental health conditions. It is based on the belief that unconscious conflicts are the root of psychological issues. It seeks to understand an individual's psychological experience, including thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, in order to identify patterns, uncover underlying conflicts, and gain insight into how these conflicts may be impacting the individual's life. Psychoanalysis is based on the idea that unconscious processes and experiences can affect behavior, mood, and relationships. The goal of psychoanalysis is to help the individual gain insight into these unconscious processes. Psychoanalysis suggests that the client’s symptoms can be reduced by bringing these conflicts into conscious awareness.