My name is Merav Bondi, dynamic psychotherapist, MSW and instructor for therapists. I work in private clinic in the Netherlands and also treat online through Skype.
For more than a decade I treat and accompany teenagers, youngsters and adults. My guideline is to allow the person in front of me a non-judgmental and open space in which to process the content presented in meetings and do a thorough job that would lead to an increase in quality of life.
My method is psycho-dynamic with inter-subjective orientation and I believe that in the treatment room (as well as the virtual room) sit two equal people with constructive dialogue which can create change.
Psychodynamic therapy can accommodate a wide range of issues and problems related to human ways of coping with the environment and with self. Also, this type of treatment can contribute effectively to anyone who wants to learn about himself and develop personal and emotional level.
My specialties are:
Anxiety, depression, trauma, life crises, social problems, loss, obsessive, mood changes, body image issues, relationships, difficulties in regulating anger and sexual identity.
BA in Behavioral Science and Criminology at the College of Management
BA Social Work, Bar Ilan University
MA in Clinical Social Work, Bar Ilan University
Magid Institute of Psychotherapy Studies, The Hebrew University
I believe that there is always something to do to improve our feeling of everyday life, one just need to dare and start.
"Skype therapy" or “Online therapy” is not a therapy in itself but a way to deliver treatment over the Internet using programs that allow a private video conversation. Treatment via Skype become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the many advantages:
Economic savings. Often the treatment is cheaper because it saves the costs of renting a clinic.
Saving time and money for transportation back and forth to the clinic.
In times of travel / trips / vacations treatment can continue wherever there is Internet.
Some find it more comfortable with a therapist who does not live in their area (not to stumble across the therapist at the supermarket or at a birthday party of friends).
Skype therapy often allows flexible hours. This can be convenient for people with busy lives or people who work in shifts.
For some people going outdoors may be problematic for them, whether it's because of a mental condition, physical or otherwise. Treatment through Skype is a convenient and effective solution in those cases.
Some people find it easier to open up and feel more relaxed during conversations over the Internet as opposed to meeting face to face. There are studies that show that people are less inhibited and it is easy for them to be more direct in treatment of this type.
More and more studies show that the chemistry and quality of the relationship between therapist and patient have a positive effect on the treatment. Skype therapy allows you to choose your therapist from a wider choice when you are not obligated to choose a therapist according to geographic region.
Freedom to choose the most convenient place for you to go through the treatment (whether it's a familiar place or in a neutral place, a particular room in your home, office or any other place that feels safe and comfortable).