Clinical Therapist

ziv Ben DovZiv Ben-Dov, MFA, MS, NCC, LPC, a licensed clinical therapist who received his Masters of Fine Arts from The City University of NY and his Masters of Science from Scranton University. Ziv has been an adjunct professor continually at 3 local universities since 1990.

Born and raised in Israel and having a second home in Paris, Ziv spent many years traveling throughout Europe. These experiences allow him to apply an international flair, extensive knowledge and unique sensitivity to the human psyche.

Ziv’s therapeutic approach:

  • Enables self-recognition of needs
  • Builds self-confidence through personal achievements
  • Develops the skills of making effective decisions
  • Focuses on constructing a rewarding future by “living in the moment”, based on an awareness of the past

 

Specialties:

Clinical TherapistAnxiety
Anger
Marriage and Couples Therapy
Substances Abuse and Compulsive Behaviors
Emotional Disorders
Loss or Grief
Spirituality – Self Actualization
Life Coaching

Treatment Preferences:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Existential Therapy

License No. and State: PC005186 Pennsylvania


Phyllis Barax

Phyllis Barax, M.S, a Special Education Consultant, received her Masters in Special Education and Certification in Elementary Education from Adelphi University. With almost 30 years of experience, she has worked as a classroom teacher, director of an elementary school resource room, and as a liason between parents, teachers, psychologists, and other associated professionals.

Phyllis’ main interest is the area of learning disabilities. She uses special education techniques and tools to help each student successfully achieve his/her personal best. Phyllis creates a positive learning environment whereby students gain confidence in their own abilities and works with parents to help them increase their understanding of educational modifications.

Phyllis’ Approach:

  • Review the student’s records including all prior testing, evaluations and report cards.
  • Ascertain the learning style of the student.
  • When possible, observe the educational settings.
  • Formulate plans and utilize tools, such as graphic organizers to enrich the student’s learning experiences.
  • Help students and parents develop their ability to advocate for themselves.

 

Specialties:

  • Clinical TherapistADHD
  • Self Esteem issues
  • Test Anxieties
  • Organizational Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Procrastination
  • Auditory and Visual Processing
  • Multi-Sensory Learning
  • Reading Problems
  • Math Problems
  • Interpreting Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • IEP Process