Therapy FAQs

  • What is psychotherapy?
  • How do I know if I need psychotherapy?
  • How long does psychotherapy last?
  • How much does therapy cost?
  • Where is your office?
  • Is your office space handicap accessible?

What is psychotherapy?

By psychotherapy, most people are referring to talk-therapy with a trained clinician who helps the client address challenges in her or his life.  Just as each person is different, and the challenges of each person are different, psychotherapy should be tailored to meet the needs and goals of each client.  I use my diverse training and background to work with you to find the best approach to address your goals for therapy.

How do I know if I need psychotherapy?

There is no magic test to determine whether you may benefit from therapy.  My approach is to consider two questions as a guide to whether therapy may be appropriate.

First, what is your level of distress?  Sometimes you may get upset, anxious, or stress out–do you feel that this is manageable, or are you feeling overwhelmed?

Second, what is your level of impairment?  Are the challenges that you are experiencing getting in the way of performing your regular activities?

If you feel that your distress and/or impairment is high, psychotherapy is likely worth considering to help address these issues.

How long does psychotherapy last? 

Just as each person’s needs are different, the course and duration of therapy can vary widely.  In some cases, a person is having difficulty dealing with a very specific concern in her or his life, and he or she will feel that they have resolved this issue after one or two sessions.  In other cases, a person may benefit from longer-term therapy over a number of years that addresses a wider range of concerns.

On average, most people see significant benefit in therapy lasting 4-6 months.  In the first few sessions I work with you to establish goals and plan, which usually can give a rough estimate of how long therapy will last.

How much does therapy cost?

My standard rate is 400 NIS (+ma”am) per hour.  However, I believe that it is part of my professional responsibility to ensure that people with fewer financial resources also have access to therapy services; therefore, I have a number of spots available at lower rates to provide assistance to those who are not able to pay the full rate.

Where is your office?

I currently have office space in both Jerusalem and Ramat Beit Shemesh A.

Is your office space handicap accessible? 

Both offices (Jerusalem and RBSA) are ground-level, and do not require steps to access. However, due to the configuration of the spaces, people with physical disabilities may have difficulty accessing either office.  In many circumstances, I am able to meet people in handicap-accessible locations.