MSW from Bar Ilan University.
Accredited Family Therapist and Supervisor.
I grew up amidst the magnificent scenery of South Africa during the time of Apartheid, the wicked system of government which cruelly subjugated the majority of citizens for the exploitation of the privileged citizens.
The injustice of this left me with a need to help and heal where I can. Growing up amongst many cultures gave me a love of stories and metaphors and stories and metaphors (which are actually verbal pictures) helped me communicate when I was a new immigrant in Israel and was just beginning to speak and understand Hebrew.
I have been a part of the Barcai Institute from almost the beginning of its existence. Belonging to Barcai has given me the opportunity to work with people from many different cultures and beliefs and backgrounds. This work puts me in touch with all the emotions that we all have from sadness to joy, from hatred to love. It is work that gives one great respect for the human spirit....the strengths that people possess to deal with pain and with troubled times.
Therapy is a magical profession. No matter how many years of experience one has, one is constantly learning and constantly grateful to be able to help.
Part of the work at Barcai is supervising and mentoring therapists who are in training....another gratifying experience. Barcai also provides the opportunity to teach - to create workshops on subjects which are close to ones heart, for instance the stresses of Immigration, the need for therapists to be honest and ethical, the importance of Brothers and Sisters to each other and many other subjects.
I have written some articles and presented some workshops at national and international gatherings and have worked in different frameworks at times : in Welfare, in a centre for Addiction, with families of people in prison. I have learnt - from professional and personal experience - that everybody's life is a journey of ups and downs and when the road gets hard, we all need someone to journey with from time to time.