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Bina Stefansky, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

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Bina Stefansky, LMSW's style

🥇 Empowering 🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 🤝 Collaborative

Why Bina Stefansky, LMSW chose to be in the helping profession

Entering the helping profession as a therapist is a natural extension of my lifelong passion and love. I have a deep-seated desire to contribute positively to people's lives. The satisfaction from sharing my talents and skills to enhance the well-being of others is a driving force behind my choice to become a therapist.

My motivation extends beyond individual interactions; I am fueled by a profound desire to contribute to the broader community. My dedication and compassion are the backbone of my sincere commitment to helping others in their journey toward a more fulfilling and enriched life.

Entering the helping profession as a therapist is a natural extension of my lifelong passion and love. I have a deep-seated desire to contribute positively to people's lives. The satisfaction from sharing my talents and skills to enhance the well-being of others is a driving force behind my choice to become a therapist.

My motivation extends beyond individual interactions; I am fueled by a profound desire to contribute to the broader community. My dedication and compassion are the backbone of my sincere commitment to helping others in their journey toward a more fulfilling and enriched life.

Bina Stefansky, LMSW's approach

Since the beginning of my schooling and throughout my professional journey, my focus has consistently been within the Jewish world. My career began with a meaningful engagement with the elderly, addressing issues such as grief, loneliness, and depression that often accompany the challenges faced by older individuals. Following this, I transitioned to working with young women and teenage girls within the English-speaking community here in Israel.

My therapeutic approach is based in a holistic perspective that considers individuals within the context of their overall environment. I am committed to working with clients as unique individuals, each possessing their own narrative and story, avoiding the limitations of diagnostic labels.

What you can expect from sessions with Bina Stefansky, LMSW

“Being in therapy doesn’t actually help people who don’t self-reflect and who aren’t trying to see their role in a situation. No therapist can make a person see what they’re not willing to see.” Dr. Nicole LePera

Therapy is a collaborative effort—where I am privileged to be a partner on your personal journey. We will work together, acknowledging that the success of therapy is tied to their motivation and commitment to achieving personal goals. I assure clients that I am here to support and guide them every step of the way.
I am dedicated to establish and provide a safe and trusting space, allowing for healing and growth. This secure relationship becomes a cornerstone for addressing past challenges and fostering positive connections for the future. The therapy room becomes a transformative space, with the insights gained resonating in clients' broader lives.

In sessions, we delve into the impact of trauma and childhood experiences, recognizing their profound influence on shaping individuals. Our work is goal-oriented and guided, drawing from modalities like solution-focused therapy, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), and trauma-informed approaches. I emphasize a strength-based perspective, collaborating with clients to identify and leverage their internal and external resources and support. Clients can anticipate a comprehensive and transformative therapeutic experience, where insights gained in the therapy room extend into and positively impact their broader lives.

At my clinic, clients can find a comfortable and safe environment for optimal healing. I aim to establish a space where individuals can feel at ease, fostering an atmosphere conducive to open dialogue about any topic they wish to bring to our sessions. This approach reflects my dedication to ensuring that clients not only receive professional guidance but also experience a sense of calm and comfort as they embark on their therapeutic journey.

Bina Stefansky, LMSW's experience working with the Jewish community

Since the beginning of my schooling and throughout my professional journey, my focus has consistently been within the Jewish world. My career began with a meaningful engagement with the elderly, addressing issues such as grief, loneliness, and depression that often accompany the challenges faced by older individuals. Following this, I transitioned to working with young women and teenage girls within the English-speaking community here in Israel.
In this role, I provided valuable assistance to individuals navigating the process of acclimating to a new culture, adjusting to unfamiliar experiences and surroundings, and harnessing opportunities for personal growth and self-reflection. My commitment extends to being a supportive presence for Jewish women's mental health, striving to empower them to be the best individuals, mothers, wives, and children they can be.

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Languages spoken

English

People I work with

Adolescents (13-18) Adults Elders (65+) Groups

Personal religious affiliations

Orthodox

Jewish community experience

Extensive

Licensed to work in

Israel, New York

Where people can see me in person

Jerusalem

Licences

  • Licensed Master Social Worker by NYS 2023. License number 121314

Degrees

  • Masters of Social Work by Long Island University
  • Bachelor of Science Social Work by Long Island University
  • Bachelor of Science Psychology by Touro College

Awards

  • Honors Society by LIU
  • Deans Award by LIU

Certificates

  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counseling by The Path Center

Trainings

  • Treatment of Complex Traua by Sanford Landa, DCSW, CASAC Emeritus 2023

Affiliations

  • Clinique Jerusalem

Average costs per session

₪350

Payment Methods

  • Sliding Scale
  • Free consultation
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Zelle Quick Pay

What my clients have to say about working with me:

  • The change since I have started therapy is so clear: you saved our lives.

    C.T.
  • It feels so good to talk and actually be listened to and really understood.

    Y.L.

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