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ABOUT

FOR OVER 30 YEARS, I HAVE ENJOYED HELPING CHILDREN . . .

  • Behave better because they feel better about themselves
  • Become happier, emotionally stronger and more self-confident
  • Manage better with siblings and friends
  • Communicate their feelings in words
  • Feel less anxious, angry or sad
I ALSO GUIDE AND COUNSEL PARENTS SO THAT YOU CAN . . .
  • Troubleshoot with less stress the emotional/behavioral challenges at home
  • Communicate more effectively with your child
  • Intervene with your child in a way that builds positive relationship
  • Help your child realize the good qualities inside!
I PROVIDE . . .
  • Play Therapy treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in young children aged 2 to 9
  • Advice and Consultation to parents of children aged 0 to 9
  • Consultation services related to autism
  • Supervision for graduates of recognized play therapy training programs
QUALIFICATIONS . . .
  • Licensed Psychologist—Israel Ministry of Health
  • Registered Play Therapist—APT, USA
  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor—APT, USA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE . . .

  • Private Practice in Play Therapy with Young Children since 1995
  • Developmental Assessment and Treatment of Autistic Children, Feuerstein Institute, 1992 to 2017
  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Play Therapy specialty, University of British Columbia, 1988 to 1992
  • Child, Family and Community Work, Association of Neighborhood Houses, Vancouver, B.C.

PRESENTATIONS . . .

Numerous lectures at workshops and conferences in Israel, the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe.

On topics such as:
  • Using Play to Assess and Treat Autistic Children
  • The Dynamic Assessment of Autistic Children
  • Play Therapy Practice
  • Guiding Parents of Children with Autism and other Special Needs

PUBLICATIONS . . .

Articles or book chapters on:

  • Using Play to Assess and Treat Autistic Children
  • The Dynamic Assessment of Autistic Children
  • The Play Therapy Treatment of Communication-Impaired Children
  • Play Therapy and Birth Trauma
  • Childhood Depression
And recently published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis,

An Autism Casebook for
Parents and Practitioners:
The Child Behind the Symptoms