Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.
Dr. Keren Shemesh is a clinical psychologist and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy specialist. She employs highly effective therapeutic modalities for the treatment of depression and anxiety-related disorders, in children and adults.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I am here to help YOU live a better and happier life—through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
As the first step I'd like for us to get clear on your goal for treatment. May they be managing anxiety, getting-rid-of self-defeating thoughts, overcoming depression, or learning to manage challenging relationships. Listing goals helps us stay focused on the treatment. Meeting the goals indicates progress, or even end of treatment. What are your goals? What would you like to get out of therapy?
CBT is the first line treatment for mood related problems like depression and anxiety. It is also the best treatment suggested for behavioral patterns like procrastination, or compulsive eating. As a CBT therapist, I work collaboratively with my clients. Without your help and efforts my highly effective CBT tools are useless. CBT can free you from your anxiety, alleviate your depression, and help you feel closer with the people you love. I recommend CBT to people who want to get better and are willing to put a little work into it.
My educational background includes a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Arts in Psychology, from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA. (currently known as Sofia University). Along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University, Boulder, CO.
I did my specialization in pediatric and adults ERP (Exposure Response Prevention) with IOCDF (the International OCD Foundation) and CTSA (the Center for the Treatment and Study on Anxiety, at Penn Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania).
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the first line treatment for mood and behavior related problems. CBT is a therapeutic approach that focuses on our perceptions and behaviors. It emphasizes the connection between ...
Depression should not be treated like a minor nuisance in your life. In fact, depression can range from a low negative mood to a life-threatening condition. When we are feeling depressed we tend to think ...
Anxiety disorders are triggered by fear and stress; the source of fear can be real or imagined. It begins with the thought "what if ..." and ends with a catastrophe that we created in our minds ...
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety-related disorder where a person experiences intrusive, unwanted, and distressing reoccurring thoughts (obsessions). Obsessions can also present as pervasive doubts ...
Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) is a treatment of choice for various anxiety-related disorders and is the most effective treatment for OCD ...
Trauma is an emotional and psychological response to a distressing event that is life-threatening or could cause serious injury, including ...
Canine Assisted Therapy
Therapy dogs are trained and certified in advance obedience and their handlers are trained in dog’s behaviorism. Therapy dogs provide comfort in moments of grief, assist in chronic pain management ...
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), is an evidence-based treatment modality that addresses a variety of anxiety disorders in children and young ...