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Online therapy in Jerusalem

Israeli patients suffer from the same forms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses as patients residing in countries with much larger populations. Yet, because it can be difficult for Israeli Jews to find therapists who are fluent in Hebrew or Arabic, many turn to online therapy to access mental health services.

Online therapy in Jerusalem offers a variety of benefits for patients with mental illness. First, because Israeli Jews are reluctant to disclose their personal information with someone that they have never met in person, online therapy is often more practical than traditional alternatives. Second, because many Israelis feel unsafe discussing their thoughts about religious beliefs on the phone or over the internet, online therapy remains an anonymous alternative that can provide patients with privacy and comfort.

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Mental Health in Jerusalem

The following data and statistics belong to mental health experts who have spoken with people living in Jerusalem. They investigated the number of people that are seen as well as those that are not seen. The experts found that 36% of those living in Jerusalem had a mental illness diagnosis, while only 22% sought care for the condition.

The number of people living in Jerusalem who have a mental illness diagnosis is 9.17% higher than the country’s average, which is 27%. The age group with the highest rate per 100,000 people was between 20–29 years old. This is also the same age group that had high rates per 100,000 regarding suicide. In addition to this statistic, they found that the highest rates for a person experiencing a serious mental disorder were in men and women 18-20 at around .5%. People 21-30 also had one of the highest rates considering suicide with about 8 per 100,000 people having thoughts of attempting to kill themselves or actually going through with it.

In Jerusalem, there were 81 suicides in 2011 according to the city’s official website. This means that about 17 per 100,000 residents of Jerusalem commit suicide each year.


Best Therapists in Jerusalem

Rachel Alon

This therapist is ranked number 1 for her expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT. She has gained an outstanding reputation with the residents of Jerusalem. She studied at a top-notch school, the Hebrew University. She helps people with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and more. She’s known for a large amount of success she has had with her patients.

Yaakov Edery

This therapist specializes in psychodynamic therapy which helps individuals understand how their past affects their present behavior by resolving long-standing issues through the exploration of dreams and memories. He studied at several prestigious universities including The Hebrew University (also like Ms. Alon), Tel Aviv University, and Bar-Ilan University.

Oded Tochterman

This individual is ranked third because of his excellence in cognitive-behavioral therapy that he claims to be the most helpful and successful. He studied at Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University, as well as The Hebrew University (like Ms. Alon).

Daniela Geller

This therapist is ranked fourth for her success in treating people who suffer from eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia using cognitive behavioral-based therapy. She studied at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and has worked with many patients throughout Jerusalem to help them heal their emotions.

Oded Bergner

He specializes in psychodynamic theory which is a different perspective than that of Tochterman and Edery because it is more focused on personality development within individuals rather than just resolving problems they are experiencing right now. He is a graduate of Bar-Ilan University.

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Common types of therapies in Jerusalem

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Jerusalem is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Jerusalem is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Jerusalem focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

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Psychologists or therapists in Jerusalem help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Jerusalem area therapist.  Online therapy in Jerusalem is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Jerusalem via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Jerusalem free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Jerusalem area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Jerusalem also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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Jerusalem Counselor or Therapists Directory

MantraCare offers a comprehensive and free directory listing of therapists in Jerusalem. If you’re a therapist starting your own private practice in Jerusalem, you can market your practice via our Free therapist directories