I am graduated with a Psychology B.A and Clinical Psychology M.A, and I am doing a Ph.D. at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna.
I am working as a clinical psychology resident in a clinic regulated by Ministry of Health Israel. Besides that, I continue my work both in private practice and academia in Israel.
I am an English-speaking psychologist with broad experience in treating children and adults. I utilize an integrative approach for treating children and adults, incorporating therapeutic techniques such as play therapy, art therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, EMDR, existential analysis, and logotherapy.
I also specialize in treating emotional and behavioral problems in children, child abuse and neglect, ADHD, parenting, divorce, trauma, loss, grief, relational problems, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, and psychosomatic disorders.
EMDR Children and Adolescents -EMDR Europe
Existential Analysis and Logotherapy- Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna
EMDR I.- EMDR Institute US
Play Therapy- Play Therapy Association Turkey
Expressive Art Therapy- Art Therapy Association Turkey
Imago Couple Therapy- Imago Relationship Institute
Rorschach, TAT, CAT, Bender Gestalt- Tel Aviv University
WISC-IV- Turkish Psychological Association
MMPI- Turkish Psychological Association
Psychodynamic approach enables the client examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in current behavior or issue. The therapy include a focus on recognizing, acknowledging, understanding, expressing and overcoming difficult feelings and repressed emotions to improve client's interpersonal experiences and relationships. This includes, helping the client understand how repressed emotions, unhealthy patterns from the past affects current decision making, behavior, emotions and relationships. It helps to have better and healthier coping skills, learn and analyze current difficulties and and overcome problems on their own by exploring earlier experiences and emotions.
Individual therapy doesn't have to be only psychodyanmic therapy it might be combined with other approaches and it depends on client's goal and struggles.
Expressive Art Therapy
Expressive art therapy involves creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, dance and movement, drama. Art therapy is used when feelings and experiences are difficult to express with words.
With the help of art therapy, we decode the nonverbal messages, metaphors, and symbols that lead to better understanding and awareness of emotions, behaviors, and deeper issues. It can be used with both adults and children.
EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution.
The client identifies a positive belief. The therapist helps the client rate the positive belief as well as the intensity of the negative emotions. After this, the client is instructed to focus on the image, negative thought, and body sensations while simultaneously engaging in EMDR processing using sets of bilateral stimulation.
These sets may include eye movements, taps, or tones. The type and length of these sets is different for each client. At this point, the EMDR client is instructed to just notice whatever spontaneously happens. After each set of stimulation, the clinician instructs the client to let his/her mind go blank and to notice whatever thought, feeling, image, memory, or sensation comes to mind.
Existential Analysis and Logotherapy
Existential analysis and Logotherapy is based on search for a meaning in life which is primary motivational source in human beings. The therapy is based on three philosphical and psychological concepts which are freedom of will, will to meaning and meaning in life.
Play therapy involves using toys related to everything in life, such as kitchen materials, puppets, blocks, cars, soldiers, phones, ambulances, police, handcuffs, guns, dolls, games, etc., to help the child identify, recognize and express their feelings.
The psychotherapist observes the child and playing patterns, which material is chosen to play and understand the child’s problems. Through play and talk, children better understand their feelings, behavior, and how to manage and cope with those difficulties.
Family counseling is a method to develop and maintain healthy relationships in family. The goal of family counseling is to identify and address emotional, behavioral and psychological issues that create family problems.
Benefits of family counseling are developing healthy boundaries, improving communication, defining roles in the family, addressing dysfunctional interactions, improving family dynamics and relationships, providing coping tools for all family members and improving family's problem solving skills.