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After more than 20 years as a psychotherapist I am still passionate about my work. I love working with people and am deeply moved by our ability to grow and change, throughout life. I feel privileged to be invited into your  world and to be able to offer assistance. I believe that working together we can find authentic and rewarding ways of resolving difficult issues, of living a good life and of being in relationships.

Irit Felsen, Ph.D.

PSYCHOTHERAPY

I work with individuals, families, couples, adults, adolescents and groups. My approach to treatment is based on the particular needs and the unique situation of each individual case. I use a variety of modalities for enhancing change in individuals and couples.

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PRESENTATIONS

I regularly present in professional conferences and training workshops for mental health professionals, as well as speak to students, teachers, schools and community organizations in the USA, Canada, Israel and Europe.

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RESEARCH

While focusing on my private practice, I have remained active in research. It is important to me to integrate current advances from research with my clinical experience and with a sensitivity to the uniqueness of each individual, couple and family, so that my clients can benefit from both.

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News

Increased Empathy and Helping Behavior Toward the Mother in Daughters of Holocaust Survivors

A new study by Sarit Alkalay, Abraham Sagi-Schwartz and Hadas Wiseman from Israel, published in the journal “Traumatology” this past July, reports interesting findings regarding daughters of (child) Holocaust survivors. The study showed that greater factual knowledge about the mother’s Holocaust experiences was associated with elevated internal feelings of empathy towards her, and also with external empathic responses toward the… READ MORE>>

2GNYC Meeting To Be Rescheduled

Apologies that, due to unforeseen circumstances, today’s 2GNYC meeting had to be cancelled at short notice.  I will post here the new schedule, once the meeting has been rescheduled for a future date. Irit Felsen

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