Renana Levy Verified
Clinical Social Worker
Licensed in Israel
I know that therapy can be a challenging, even scary, experience. Taking the first step and asking for help is often the most daunting, but this is also the first step on the road to growth and meaningful change. With nearly a decade experience working with both individuals and couples in the US, Australia and Israel, I bring my deep passion and interdisciplinary approach to helping each and every client dealing with mental health issues and relationship challenges. I believe that therapy can only succeed when the relationship between the therapist and the client is based upon trust, creating a safe space for personal development. With empathetic and caring communication, I ask for clients to be open to short-term discomfort for long term gains. By focusing on inner strength, positive qualities and self-exploration, I help the client tap into their resolve in order to make a long lasting difference in their life.
Anxiety / Panic
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Parenting Issues / Training
Adlerian Psychology / PsychotherapyAdlerian therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented, and positive psychodynamic therapy. It focuses on the development of individual personality while asserting that
humans are interconnected. During therapy, practitioners pay particular attention to beliefs and behaviors that were developed by the client in childhood.
Clients’ behavior is explored in the context of their sense of ‘fitting in’ in their community and society. The goal of therapy is to acquire a more positive
and productive way of life by developing new insights, skills, and behaviors. This is achieved through 4 stages of Adlerian Psychotherapy:
1. Engagement: The client and therapist begin to establish the therapeutic relationship. The relationship consists of collaboration towards addressing the client's problems.
2. Assessment: Gathering information about the client's life and presenting concerns. In this part of therapy, the therapist attempts to understand how the client may have developed certain styles of thinking that are no longer helpful or adaptive for them.
3. Insight: The therapist helps the client gain insight into their behavior and motivations and helps to develop new ways of thinking about his or her situation.
4. Reorientation: Encouraging the client to use their newfound insight and goals to to develop new strategies that the client can use in daily life.