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Lior Bitton

Education: I received my bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Tel Aviv University and my masters in clinical psychology from the Tel Aviv – Yaffo Academic College.

Clinical Experience: I have ten years of private practice experience helping teenagers and adults. I also worked in a mental health hospital and was the clinical director of an early intervention and prevention center for youth (Headspace Israel), where I was in charge of the clinical team, supervision and research.

Areas of Expertise: I have helped patients suffering from a wide variety of emotional challenges, including OCD, PTSD, anxiety, sexual trauma, depression, and different life challenges. I also acquired significant experience in focused short-term psychotherapeutic interventions and with working with the LGBTQ community. I worked with families and I am experienced in parental guidance and in couples interventions.

Therapeutic Approach: I have a psychodynamic background and practice various third wave CBT approaches including DBT, MBT and classic CBT. I am a certified EMDR practitioner and am familiar with practicing different focused intervention methods. I believe in a holistic approach and in finding the right fit for each patient.

Riki Markievitch Jakobs

Education: I have a bachelor's in behavioral sciences from The College of Management Academic Studies and a master's in clinical psychology from the Universita degli Studi di Padova. After returning to Israel, I completed a post-graduate clinical psychology program at Tel Aviv University.

Clinical Experience: During my internship, I worked both in a community setting at the Green Institute in Tel Aviv and in a hospital setting at the Abarbanel Mental Health Center. At that stage I helped children, young adults and adults  with various mental health issues and life challenges. More recently I have been working in a youth clinical center providing short-term psychotherapy, as well as in my private practice seeing patients of all ages. 

Areas of Expertise: As an individual with ADHD, I have experience in treating children and adults with ADHD, and provide parental guidance. I also lecture in different settings on ADHD, self-regulation and how to optimize working and learning environments when dealing with stress, as well as how to cope with difficulties related to attention and focus. 

 

Therapeutic Approach: I am trained in psychodynamic theories and I also practice CBT. I believe in tailoring therapy for each client to provide them intervention best suited to improving their quality of life. 

David Berger, PhD

Education: I earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Yeshiva University and proceeded to complete a master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology at St. John’s University. My area of research was the effect of anger expression on health.

Clinical Experience: I completed my training in the New York at a number of community mental health clinics and a major municipal hospital. Since coming to Israel, I have worked in private practice for nearly 10 years with a focus on English-speaking adults.  

Areas of Expertise: The most common issues I help clients with include including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and life transitions.

Therapeutic Approach: I use an eclectic approach that combines elements of traditional psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy to best match the unique needs and personality of each client.

Zach Gerber, PhD

Education: I have a PhD in rehabilitative psychology from Bar Ilan University. My research focused on the benefits of self-compassion in caregiving and parenting.

Clinical Experience: I have extensive experience providing targeted therapeutic interventions for individuals experiencing or who have experienced an acute medical event or have a close family member who did. In addition, I have broad training in helping people struggling with various emotional and life challenges.

Areas of Expertise: I have much experience in crisis intervention, resilience training, and focused emotional counseling.

Therapeutic Approach: I see myself as an integrative therapist who applies evidence-based aspects of psychotherapy research together with psychodynamic thinking and protocol work. I respond and engage from a "near experience" position, encouraging the individual's creativity and innate growth tendency.

Kobi Walder

Education: I studied clinical psychology and neuropsychology at Haifa University and completed my training as a rehabilitation neuropsychology specialist at Sheba Medical Centre.

Clinical Experience:: During the course of my career I have worked with teenagers, young adults and adults who are dealing with a variety of stressful life events. Those include neurological, orthopaedic, and chronically ill patients, at-risk youth and people who are struggling with PTSD.

Areas of Expertise: I have received extensive training and experience in implementing PTSD protocols and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapies. I am also experienced in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, members of the LGBTQ community, and with people struggling with different life challenges. 

Therapeutic Approach: My work includes traditional dynamic psychotherapy and CBT interventions as well as those that emphasize the mind-body connection. 

Meytal Fischer-Shofty, PhD

Education: My bachelor's degree is in biology and psychology from Tel Aviv University, with an emphasis on neuroscience. I then earned a master’s and doctorate in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Haifa, where I studied the effects of the oxytocin on social cognition.

Clinical Experience: I completed my clinical residency in mental health centers (both in outpatient clinic and hospital settings), and worked with adults in individual and group therapy. In recent years, I have also been providing short-term psychotherapy to children and young adults in a youth center. In addition, I work in a private clinic helping adults with various mental health issues and life stresses.

Areas of Expertise: I have worked with children, teenagers and adults dealing with a wide range of issues, provided parental guidance, and have experience delivering short-term interventions using mindfulness, self-compassion, and CBT.     

Therapeutic Approach: I believe that safe, compassionate human interaction is the key for creating positive transformations in our lives. 

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