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I am a trained and certified psychotherapist who works with teens, seminary students, women and couples in Tzfat. I have a thoughtful and sensitive client-centered approach, and have helped many clients who were:

  • Dealing with the effects of trauma and difficult life experiences

  • Needing support during their seminary or gap year experience

  • Improving challenging relationships

  • Striving to build a positive sense of self

  • Suffering from anxiety and depression

  • Struggling with physical and mental illnesses

  • Becoming the type of parents that they would like to be

  • Developing their spiritual strengths and life purpose


I draw from various approaches including:

  • EMDR trauma therapy

  • Internal family systems (IFS)

  • Psycho-dynamic therapy

  • Body centered psychotherapy

  • Focusing

  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

  • Psychodrama

  • Guided imagery

  • Attachment theory

  • Emotionally focused couples therapy

  • Family Systems

  • Sensory-motor psychotherapy

  • Memory Reconsolidation

  • Brainspotting

Each person is unique, and I find that having a well stocked toolbox helps me offer various approaches to meet the needs of each individual. 

As a frum woman I see therapy as a way to help each person in their own personal process of spiritual and emotional growth.  

I received my Masters degree in clinical sociology from the University of North Texas, and did an additional 2 years of clinical training and supervised therapy at the Family Institute in Jerusalem. I am trained in EMDR levels 1&2, EMDR 1&2 for children and adolescents, and Internal Family systems levels 1&2. I have also studied with international trainers Mary Jo Barett, Terry Real, Diane Poole Heller, Jules Shore, Frank Anderson and Pat Ogden.

I love to learn, and am committed to offering my clients the best care possible based on the latest research in the areas of neuroscience, psychotherapy and interpersonal neurobiology. My goal is to not only create a safe space where my clients can talk about their problems, but also to insure that each session has the necessary ingredients for real and lasting change.

If you have any questions, please give me a call or send me a message. You are welcome to take a look at some of my certifications and my current CV below. 

I look forward to hearing from you.



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