Rehov Hatsanchanim 20, Apt. 14, Rehovot, Israel
Tel: (in Israel): 054-4258464
(from overseas): 972-54-4258464
I began my college studies at Yeshiva University in New York, but made Aliya to Israel before graduating. After graduating with a B.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I began working as a Rehab Social Worker for the National Insurance Institute in Kiryat Gat and Sderot. I completed my M.S.W. at Hebrew University in 1993, and before completing my studies there I spent a semester studying Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling (Cross Cultural Awareness) in the Department of Psychological Counseling at San Francisco State University. I began working in the Mental Health division of the Israeli Ministry of Health in 1994, where I opened and directed the Holocaust Survivor Home in Beer Yaacov from 2000 to 2008.
My last position in the Ministry before I retired was as director of a regional department with 70 social workers employed as therapists and counselors in three hospitals and 7 walk-in clinics. During the first years of my employment in the Ministry I learned and specialized in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and treated clients in public facilities. Later I completed the three year program in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy under the auspices of the Israeli Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (ITA) and Bar-Ilan University, along with an advanced training course in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior and Techniques sponsored by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York.
I have been working as a private therapist for over 30 years, in the past also with Kupat Holim Klalit and Meuhedet. I have been officially recognized as an expert in Mental Health by the Israeli Social Worker's Union, as a qualified therapist and supervisor by the Israeli Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies (ITA), and I have an Accreditation Certificate from the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (EABCT).
My goal is to provide the very best assistance I can to help my patients find relief from their emotional distress. I have specialized in dealing with Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and Psychogeriatric issues. I'll be happy to work with older adolescents and adults of all ages.
Problems and Disorders treated:
Depression, Manic-Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Eating Disorders, Social Anxiety, Public Speaking Anxiety, Exam Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Religious Scrupulosity (religious-orientated OCD), PTSD, Life Crises, Procrastination, Assertiveness, Low Self-Esteem.
Skype Treatment Available
Israeli Social Worker's Union License no.: 13937 (equivalent to LCSW)
Expert no.: 04
EABCT and ITA status: Expert and Supervisor