Your experiences are real and they don’t have to be your whole life.
What is trauma?
Trauma can be defined in a lot of ways, and we prefer not to lock into one, because therapeutically, it doesn’t help too much.
There are life experiences that commonly result in distress, such as abuse or near death experiences.
That said, trauma does not have one cause or one result. Lots of people go through intense experiences that leave a lasting impact. That impact? We can help with that.
If you’ve experienced an event or even lots of events so disturbing that they continue to affect you on a regular basis, you deserve to have freedom from them.
You might be struggling with things like:
Upsetting thoughts or emotions about what happen
Persistent negative thoughts about yourself, other people, or the world
Intrusive (unwanted) memories or flashbacks
Anxiety toward people or places you know logically are safe
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we can help.
A note about PTSD:
People who have had traumatic experiences sometimes develop PTSD, but if you do, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. We can help you live a life where you don’t erase your memories, but they also don’t keep hitting you in the face.
How do we treat trauma?
We believe in using treatments that work.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) are both treatments that the The American Psychological Association strongly recommends to treat trauma. Because they’ve been proven to work, that’s what we offer.
CPT is a cognitive therapy focusing on gaining awareness of where you got “stuck” in the natural recovery process from a traumatic event and working to get you “unstuck” for good.
Learn about someone who, after years of therapy that wasn’t working, got better in TEN SESSIONS.
PE is a behavioral treatment that helps you learn to not be afraid of traumatic memories or reminders.
It helps you identify the memories and things that are keeping you trapped, and then completely change your relationship with them.
Where are you located?Our clinicians are located all over, and are licensed to provide services to clients in NY, NJ, FL, MD and Israel. Currently, we offer services via telehealth and in person in Jerusalem. Please call our office 02-376-4719 or 011-972-2-376-4719 to find out more about getting started with therapy.
Do you take insurance?Like many private therapists, we are not in network with any insurance companies. Clients are sometimes able to be reimbursed by their insurance for a portion of the cost or the full cost via out-of-network benefits. We recommend that all clients reach out to their insurance company to find out if they are eligible for any coverage. To do this, call the number on your insurance card and ask what is covered for an out-of-network provider who is providing the services in which you are engaging (individual therapy, family therapy, or group therapy). Remember to ask if you have a deductible and what they consider the maximum allowable reimbursement. All services are billed directly to the client and full payment is expected at the time of service. Each month, you will be provided with a statement (called a superbill) that contains all of the necessary information that is required by insurance companies. You can submit this bill to the insurance company to be compensated through your out-of-network benefits.
What do you mean by "frum"?Frum can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. We mean whatever you mean. If you would call yourself frum and you’re looking for high quality mental health services, you’re in the right place.
What is your cancellation and rescheduling policy?We have a 48-hour cancellation and reschedule policy for all individual appointments. We are happy to be able to be flexible in rescheduling for any reason, and you are held accountable for full payment of your missed session. Groups require a financial commitment to a full module, regardless of missed sessions.
Does treatment address underlying issues?Treatment focuses on what is not working for you right now, which is informed by your learning history until now. We therefore work to make changes that will last. Underlying issues that are impacting your current way of living are targeted to bring about the greatest possible lasting changes.
Can I keep my outside therapist if I do DBT?If your therapist recommends you join our DBT skills group, we are happy to collaborate with them in your treatment. If your therapist does not offer individual DBT therapy, we will need to determine whether or not the current treatment you are receiving would blend well with the addition of skills training and whether or not comprehensive DBT would be more appropriate. If you would benefit from full DBT, you can continue to see your current therapist while you are in the pre-treatment stage, prior to committing. Once we have committed to work together using DBT, we need all hands on deck to make treatment as effective as possible. This means that you may continue to work with your individual therapist after completing DBT, and while you are committed to DBT, you can only sit in one chair.
I want to learn more but I don't know if I want to or need to start therapy right now.Please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation with our Client Care Coordinator. We can answer your questions and help you determine if we’re the right fit for you at this time. Therapy can be really tough, just like any development – being aware of our flaws and accepting they exist in order to make necessary changes requires courage and strength. Let us share proven methods with you to help you on that journey.