Elisabeth Davis CBT Psychotherapy
Providing modern day therapy for a fast paced world
All about Elisabeth Davis CBT Psychotherapy
My name is Elisabeth, I am a licensed therapist specializing in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy), Addictions Therapy and Group Therapy. Born in Toronto, Canada I completed my Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto. I have been living in Israel for the past 10 years dedicated to working with young adults and adults in a therapeutic setting.
I treat people dealing with various challenges surrounding:
Anxiety (social, driving, agoraphobia, health)
Personality Disorders (Borderline, Antisocial)
Chronic Pain Management
In therapy I help create an alternative way to relate to challenging thoughts and feelings and how to make meaningful changes in your life. Together we learn concrete therapeutic tools to better manage the relationship with your emotions.
This is both a process and a practice which does take time, but we can begin to notice changes in our thinking patterns after the first few sessions of CBT therapy.
Areas of Expertise
Panic Attacks, Phobias (Social, Driving, Agoraphobia)
Anxiety or GAD (General Anxiety Disorder) is persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. People with GAD may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find it difficult to control which often effects daily life.
Seasonal, Post Partum
Depression is a common mental disorder affecting more than 264 million people worldwide. It is characterized by persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities. It can also disturb sleep and appetite; tiredness and poor concentration are common.
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and OCD Spectrum
OCD: Contamination, Scrupulosity, Relationship, Sexual Orientation, Harm & Pedophilia, Existential, Real Event, Somatic. OCD Spectrum: Hoarding, OCPD, BFRB (Body-focused Repetitive Behaviours)
is a disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions)
Substance Use Disorder (Addictions)
Drugs, Alcohol, Prescription Drugs, Shopping, Emotional Eating
Substance use disorder (SUD) is complex a condition in which there is uncontrolled use of a substance despite harmful consequence. People with SUD have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s) such as alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, to the point where the person’s ability to function in day to day life becomes impaired. People keep using the substance even when they know it is causing or will cause problems. The most severe SUDs are sometimes called addictions.
Chronic Pain Management & Psychosomatic Disorder
Fibromyalgia, Lower Back, Limbic
Chronic pain is an unpleasant sense of discomfort that persists or progresses over a long period of time and interferes with ones quality of life.
Psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to being made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Your mental state can affect how bad a physical disease is at any given time.
Personality Disorders (BPD)
A personality disorder is a way of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning, effects quality of life and lasts over time.
PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury. Symptoms may include flashbacks or nightmares, sadness, fear or anger, detached or estranged from other people.
BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder)
Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which you can't stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears minor or can't be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations.
Therapy how you see fit
Therapy without borders
Offering therapeutic support and weekly sessions on-line allows for effective treatment to those who are unable to meet face to face, who live abroad, who do not have access to local therapy, or prefer to do therapy from the comfort of their own home. As a result of a more globalized world and the effects of COVID-19 more and more people are turning to Teletherapy as a safe an effective means of receiving much needed therapeutic support.
Therapy without Borders
It is now possible to conduct effective and intimate therapy via Teletherapy. Many people shy away from the idea because it seems daunting at first, which is understandable. But it has been proven effective, convenient and versatile in getting you the therapeutic results you are looking for.
In Person Therapy Sessions in the Clinic
A comfortable and centrally located therapy clinic is provided to carry out face-to-face (whilst socially distancing via COVID-19 recommendations) therapy sessions. Free parking is available upon request.
Therapy in your Language
Doing therapy in your Native Language (Hebrew or English)
If you are living in Israel or abroad and you are in need of focused CBT therapy and prefer to do it in your native language, you have come to the right place. Many Israelis have relocated and successfully built communities and integrated into the job world but still do not feel comfortable conducting therapy in a foreign language. Thus you have the flexibility to do so in Hebrew and feel connected to your roots. On the flip side, you are an Olah Hadasha (or Yeshana) and although you do speak Hebrew on some level, therapy is just more comfortable in your native language.
20 Minute Free Discovery Call
Find out more
Get in touch for your free 20 minute Discovery Call which enables you to find out if therapy is suitable for your needs and for both you and I to decide if we are a good fit for your therapeutic journey. Once your appointment is confirmed I will contact you via email and send details of your appointment.
We met at a time when I felt overwhelmed and without someone to talk to in a completely honestly way, and reveal what was in my heart.
In the encounters between us, I found a listening ear to share my inner most challenging emotions. Mostly I felt I had a safe place to bare all I was feeling, and someone to help me process and understand what I was going through.
Along the way you gave me tools that helped me put things into proportion, the ability to understand that not everything is in my hands and the legitimacy to allow for emotional experiencing which I know now has a place, even the least positive ones, and knowing that that's okay too.
The tools you gave me in therapy will accompany throughout my journey in life.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I was in a difficult period having frequent anxiety attacks, OCD and bothersome thoughts that affected my sleep and general functioning. I just started a new job, had trouble sleeping at night and the anxiety threshold rose. But then I came to therapy and we started a relatively short treatment something like two and a half months and after a few single sessions I already felt a change! You taught me not to be afraid of my thoughts and allow myself to sleep at night, you taught me about OCD and how to overcome it, you helped me get rid of the fears and overcome anxiety attacks and it is so amazing to feel a change and improvement in a relatively short period of time. After the treatment with you I went back out with friends, went on dates and maintained a new job. I'm glad I came to you for treatment and thank you for giving me exactly the answer I needed at the right time when I was almost on the verge of collapse.
I came to Elisabeth because I was having major difficulty sleeping. With her soft, sensitive and practical approach, Elisabeth introduced me to the world of cognitive therapy and mindfulness. The tools she gave me helped a lot with sleep difficulties and other challenges, these are tools I can use even today.
Experience & Professional Certification
Academic Degrees and Professional Certification
2002-2006 - Bachelors of Arts - Sociology - Womens Studies, Criminology and Cultural Studies - Bishops University - Quebec
2006-2008 - Masters of Social Work - Health and Mental Health - University of Toronto - Ontario
2013-2015 - CBT, DBT and Trauma Certification Course via The Israel Psychotrauma Center - Jerusalem, Israel
2016-2018 - Addictions Treatment Certification Course via the Ministry of Welfare, Tel Aviv, Israel
2019 - Graduate of "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" online course via Massachusetts General Hospital
2020 - Graduate of the "ERP School for OCD" Couse Continuing Education via The CBT School Online Course