Welcome to Ofek Clinic

Who Are We?

The Ofek Center for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was founded in 2006, and directed till today by Yifat Cohen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

 

The Ofek Center is the pioneer DBT clinic in Israel and the largest private center providing psychological and psychiatric treatment for people suffering from emotion dysregulation, primarily Borderline Personality Disorder.

Our staff of 27 psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists provides the highest quality treatment for adolescents and adults suffering from complex emotional problems. DBT is a comprehensive treatment that has been known in the United States  for over 25 years. Research has shown DBT to be highly effective in treating borderline patients, and it has been recommended by the American Psychiatric Association. DBT is an outpatient treatment that includes individual and group therapy; in many cases, it may involve parental guidance and spouse counseling, as well as pharmacotherapy.

The Ofek Center offers consultation, individual therapy, and skills training groups for patients, their parents and other family members. In addition, the Ofek Center provides specialized DBT training programs including seminars, workshops, consultation and supervision to treatment providers affiliated with large public sector systems in Israel, as well as to individuals in private practice.

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dialectical Behaviour Therapy

The overall goal of DBT is building a life worth living. DBT helps to alter maladaptive patterns of behavior, feeling, and thinking, which interfere with day-to-day living. It aims to build and sustain the motivation for living, for treatment, and for improving one’s quality of life.

Borderline personality disorder

Individuals with BPD fluctuate between polarized experiences: Impulsivity and avoidance, over-involvement and fear of intimacy, a strong sense of guilt and blaming others, binge eating and compulsive dieting, apathy and unusual interest in the workplace, as well as caring for others and only caring for themselves.

 

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