English, Hebrew, French, Hungarian, German
Daily except weekends. Some evening hours
Cigna, UBH, BCBS of Illinois
I finished a doctorate in counseling psychology at Columbia University, NYC, in 1980. Since then, I have been working as a licensed psychologist and a licensed professional counselor both in Israel and the US. My experience includes many years of supervision of counselors in Israel, and training counselors to become licensed in the US (Wisconsin). I taught at the Hebrew University in Israel and was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
I have been working in private practice in both countries with individuals, couples and families, mainly addressing relationships and transitions in life. Issues such as dealing with geographic moves, career changes, and life changes (separation, divorce, loss, parenting and family conflicts).
I am the first and only certified Gottman method therapist in Israel, as well as a consultant. I translated most Gottman interventions and materials into Hebrew so that clients and counselors can benefit from using this approach in their mother tongue.
My orientation is cognitive behavioral and I was trained in solution focused therapy by Steve De Shazer himself (founder of the approach). I have specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). It is an effective method to work with PTSD (trauma and abuse) and also with anxiety, depression and grief.
Another expertise of mine is working with children and adult ADHD/ADD. Helping parents understand and help their children and helping adult ADHD cope with issues of concentration organization and effect on relationships.
I have several publications and articles in the areas of professional development of counselors, supervision, on line therapy and coping with terror. My approach in therapy is culturally sensitive. I speak several languages and I am bi-lingual in English and Hebrew. Due to my commuting I also use often in my work video conferencing to help bridge physical distances.
Couples and families in relocation, older adults.