Therapists in Israel
Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Meditation & Counseling
Note: It is important that any therapist that you go to be trained in dealing with sex-addiction. They should also appreciate the gravity of these sins (for us). However, it's not necessarily vital for the therapist to be "frum". Even a non-frum or non-Jewish sex addiction therapist can be made to understand that for "us", any form of sexual acting out or masturbation is a "no-no". They are usually trained to help you work with whatever guidelines you're aiming to achieve based on your standards of morality.
Here are some religiouspsychologists/therapists in Israel that are trained/experienced in addictions:
Cell: 052-6923065. (Answers this number Sunday and Wed from 9-10 PM)
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Situated in Ramot or Kiryat Yovel
Dr/Rabbi Naftali Fish - Jerusalem, Native English Speaker
Torah Based Psychotherapy, combined with meditation and hypnosis techniques
"Healing the Inner Wounded Child"
specializes in Shalom Bayis issues, helping the wives of addicts come to terms with their husband's addiction.
Cell: 052 2639325
Situated in Jerualem
Dr/Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky - Jerusalem, Native English Speaker
Psychotherapy and Counseling for Addictions (Scroll down on this page to see his approach)
Home: 02-5818140 HOME
Cell: 0544-819253 (can leave a message)
Situated in Jerualem
Yona Pollak - Jerusalem, Native English Speaker
Addiction Therapist for 22 years. Specializes in working with the religious community
12-Steps, CBT, Carnes, Torah approach
Cell: 054- 7635240 (can leave a message)
Note: He's very good, but generally booked & expensive ($160/Hour)
Dr. Yossef Kleiner - Rechovot,
Languages: Spanish, English, Hebrew
www.mytherapy.co.il, Free first aid Psychologist. Free private e-mails and a general forum.
Dr. Kleiner is not trained specifically in addictions, but he is trained in psychoanalysis and he can help people search for the real cause of their destructive drives. At times, he claims, the treatment needs to be long term, but other times he says he can help the patient discover their real struggle, and help them solve it quickly. (For example, there are people who feel a subconscious need to be punished, but they don't know why. This causes them to look for forbidden pleasures so that they can find a justifiable cause in their minds for why they need to be punished. Dr. Kleiner can help such people discover the reasons that they have these feelings in their subconscious, and thereby solve the problem. In other words, the vicious cycle of addictive/destructive behaviors can sometimes be solved by just opening a little window in the mind).