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Irit Koren, PH.D., MSW,  Clinical Therapist, Lecturer  and Writer.
 
  • Individual Adult therapist, Modiin.
 
 
Recalculating: Dr. Irit Koren, psychotherapist –
treating people who are seeking change in the middle of the road

Welcome,

When I sit on the porch, at the end of the day, I find myself thinking about the patients I have met. I understand that so many people experience, in the middle of the road, pain, crises and challenges that are similar to each other and yet every pain is unique.
           
I think how difficult it is for most of us to lead our lives: many of us feel alone in our relationship or when they are among friends - loneliness that can be felt, even when we are in a room full with people.

I rrealize how difficult it is, for most of us, to be in a relationship with our elderly parents, children and spouses. How many feel failure and frustration at work and in our careers; and how we sense a lack of vitality or happinness.

When we feel these feelings, we are enveloped in a sense of sadness and we feel trapped without the ability to move and produce change and choice in our lives. When I think about it, I'm sorry that many people do not understand that it can be different. If one stops for a moment to linger, talk, and understand, one can use sadness, and anger, as an engine for change and hope. When one stops, they can start asking questions that they may not have dared to ask until now and talk about what they have not been able to talk to now with anyone.

Through treatment it is possible,

 To cope with the sense of loneliness within or outside of a relationship;

 To discover that one can be with peace of mind and reduce the noise and internal struggle;

 To understand what one wants and to act to achieve them;

 To develop, to renew, to overcome and to feel free and have a choice;
 
 Produce the desired changes

 Go out into the world and be fully present and powerful;

 Stop hurting and reprimanding onerself and begin to learn to look at oneself with a compassionate and good eye.

In my clinic i give:

 
 Therapy for Adults

​Psychological treatment (in the dynamic approach) helps to deal with a variety of problems and difficulties by allowing to touch the deepest and most meaningful experiences of the mind and soul. One of the main issues that arise in various treatments is the relationships people face in their lives. Many people seek to understand why they respond to certain situations as they do and are preoccupied with how they can improve their relationship with their partner, children (while they are small or growing up), parents at different stages of life, and even with their boss or friends. 

I believe that therapy can bring insights and answers to these questions and bring about a significant change in people's lives. Unfortunately, we cannot change the reality or the people around us, however we can change our positioning in light of different situations in life. Treatment enables us to better understand ourselves and our surroundings, and thus allows us to position ourselves differently in the face of reality and the people in our lives. In turn they respond to this change, and that way something new is created in the relationship, almost like magic ... 

To make an appointment please, contact me.


 
 Women's groups,  Workshops and Seminars:
 
I open groups for women, who are in the midst of their life, and cope with the difficulties that life brings with it. These challenges can be in the context of relationships, careers, raising children and coping with aging parents. 
 
When we sit in a group and hear the experiences of other women, we understand how much we are all dealing with similar things and how we can get comfort, advice and encouragement from one another. We understand that we are not alone in the world, and not the only ones that deal with these difficulties. 
 
The group also serves as a mirror for us, which helps us to reflect and understand how we interpret and respond to the world. As a result, we can accept angles and other interpretations to our experiences. This creates a change in our responses and understandings to different situations in our lives, and that, in turn, can create hope and a feeling that I have a choice.
 
In addition, i give lectures and seminars regarding gender roles, identity and sexual crisis, women's sexuality etc.   

for more information please contact me: 

 
 Women's Journeys to the Desert:
 
I take women's journeys to the heart of the desert to allow women to talk about their marriage, love and their relationships, whether they are in such a relationship or in search of such a relationship. The quietness of the desert allows us to dive into the depths of the soul, to look and talk about things that are challenging and painful to us.

We can look at things that we do not have the time or the person to talk about on a daily basis. The possibility of talking, sharing, understanding and learning from others creates a movement in ourselves, and that can be taken and applied in our lives. 

 
Click on a feminine journeys for deeper understanding of this journey.
 
 About Me:
 
My name is Irit Koren and I am a psychotherapist with a private clinic in Modiin. I believe in deep processes that can produce significant change and I give individual, long-term psychological treatment (in a dynamic approach).  My treatment allows physical and emotional space in which:   
 
  • It is permissible to talk about everything, without a judicial and critical eye;   
  • To reach the root of the patterns and difficulties in order to produce change; 
  • To receive empathy and understanding alongside thinking and interpretation, which makes it possible to see things from a different angle;   
  • To receive professional treatment with a therapist with experience and sensitivity to issues of gender, femininity, sexuality, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, and life crises.
I believe, that therapy is a joint journey in which we plunge into the depths of the soul to understand what motivates us, what activates us, what patterns we recreate in our lives, and how we can listen more to our desires and act towards change. This change creates a sense of choice and freedom within life.
 
I think that the success of the treatment stems from the delicate relationship between therapist and patient. Many studies show that the success of treatment stems not from the theoretical approach in which the treatment is done, and not from the documentation and training that the therapist underwent, but from the feelings of caring and trust and the deep connection between two people who meet intimately, differently and uniquely in a room once or twice a week. This is a meeting that is different from any other encounter in your life.
 
If you wish to learn more about me, here is some additional information:
 
I received my Master's degree in clinical social work from Yeshiva University in New York and completed my diploma in psychotherapy at the Magid Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
Before that, I did my Ph.D. in the Gender Studies Program at Bar-Ilan University. For many years I studied, researches and taught in academia both in Israel and in the US (e.g. Columbia university, JTS, Rutgers University, Sapir College). After nearly a decade in academia, I felt that although my studies and publications dealt with social issues, I was detached from the people and from life itself and so I wanted to touch people in a more profound way. 
 
My degree in Gender Studies and the years I did research work and taught,  have given me a sensitive perspective on gender issues, including issues related to femininity, masculinity, sexuality,  sexual orientation, gender relationships and communication, cultural sensitivity, and so forth.
 
In the past, I worked for the psychological service at Sha'ar Hanegev at Sapir College, and at the same time I taught in the Department of Social Work in courses related to multicultural sensitivity, academic writing, and supervised student's training. Before that, I worked in the public mental health service, where I treated adults with a variety of difficulties and disorders (difficulties in interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties etc.).
 
I wrote two books: Altering the Closet:  Stories of Religious Gays and Lesbians "(Yediot Ahronot, 2003), and" You Are Renewed to Me: Gender, Religion and Power Relations in the Jewish Marriage Ceremony "(Magnes Press, 2011). I have also written several articles in various journals on gender, power relations, sexuality, femininity and masculinity, and so on. These articles were written in Hebrew and English and I Give therapy in English.
 
 
 

 Contact Information: Mobile: 054-5665906; E-mail: korenirit@gmail.com
 
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