Hi, I am Linda Avitan.
During the past thirty years I have been a therapist for children, youth and families in the public and private sectors.
In my clinic, I treat children, youth, couples and families, with a wide range of challenges. I also offer parental guidance and support.
I am a certified Family Mediator, assisting couples in reaching divorce agreements that take into account their needs as well as their children's needs. Mediation saves couples time, money and agony while reaching a viable divorce agreement.
As a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) instructor, certified by Cornell University, I offer staff workshops in educational facilities and residential treatment centers.
In the past year I have developed a new workshop for couples on communication and financial planning in collaboration with a family economist.
I have a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and an M.S.W. from Columbia University in N.Y. I am a certified divorce and family mediator by The Israeli Association for Martial and Family Therapy and Family Life Education (IAMFT). I have extensive education in child therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and family violence intervention and therapy.
I invite you to contact me to discuss your individual and family needs and goals.