I am a clinical social worker, coming from Israel, where I headed the IDF Veterans Mental Health Clinic at Ha’Emek Medical Center, in addition to directing the Medical Center’s Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Service. I received my PhD from the University of Haifa, Israel, in 2016. My research focused on cross-cultural aspects of PTSD, studying the life experiences of Muslim-Bedouin men and women, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, studying the long term implications of traumatic loss and grief.
I am honored to take part in the work of the IMPACT lab. I have substantial clinical experience in providing psychotherapy to people of diverse cultural backgrounds, employing a variety of therapy approaches, including CBT, psychodynamics, group-therapy, and adventure/wilderness therapy. I am particularly interested in post-traumatic stress and growth, and in cultural aspects of mental health, always keeping the individual’s background in mind, aiming to improve the implementation of different therapeutic approaches accordingly.