“The art is to learn sharply and fully to rejoice in the steps forward a patient takes”
Hello and welcome!
My name is Kinneret Dloomy-Cohen, and I am a certified psychotherapist.
Over the many years I have been treating patients, various topics have piqued my interest. These areas, which mostly relate to the mind-body connection, are where I have chosen to specialize. They include eating disorders, childhood and adolescent obesity, emotional eating and body image, health crises, fibromyalgia, loss and grief, and women throughout their life cycle: fertility treatments, pregnancy and postpartum depression, and menopause.
I have been treating patients for three decades. I own a private practice in Shoham, in central Israel, and provide online therapy for people in Israel and abroad.
In addition to individual therapy, I also give lectures and publish articles on eating disorders and childhood obesity.
I have a bachelor’s degree in social work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Fordham University in New York. I am a certified social worker specializing in the field of health. I am also a graduate of the Magid Institute for Continuing Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where I studied psychodynamic psychotherapy with a specialization in eating disorders.
About the treatment
I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy in combination with targeted methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), depending on the needs of the patient and the nature of the problem that led them to seek treatment.
This kind of therapy is called psychodynamic because it focuses on the inner workings of the psyche – the hidden psychological forces that drive our thoughts, feelings, and behavior – often without our knowledge and awareness.
In psychodynamic therapy, we will work together to delve into the psychological root of the problem; we will bring it up to the surface of our consciousness, examine it, and learn to understand it, until it no longer motivates our behavior.
I believe in creating a space that facilitates feelings of safety, trust, warmth and confidence, which develop as we gradually establish our relationship; a space that will help the patient bring their deepest and most honest selves to each session and that enables them to feel understood and supported.
Cultural sensitivity is a fundamental cornerstone of my professional approach and informs my actions away from work too. Over the course of my life I have lived, learned and worked in various countries around the world and been exposed to a diverse array of cultures, each of which I learned to engage with and appreciate. As a result, I am able to tailor my treatment to people from all walks of life.
Every patient receives my full engagement and attention, and I am wholly dedicated to each and every one of them. We will walk this often-winding path together, patiently and carefully immersing ourselves in the learning and healing process, until the patient’s suffering has been alleviated and we have identified solutions to their troubles.
I attach great importance to the therapeutic relationship formed between my patients and myself. Each session is different and each patient is unique, and how the process unfolds depends on the connection that is built. Psychotherapy is an exceptional tool for helping people to overcome their challenges and reach their goals, and I feel greatly privileged to be working in this field and to support and empower people in living fuller, more enriched lives.