Treatment and Counseling
Bayit Cam is the largest mental health service provider in Israel. We operate 7 mental health clinics that provide a variety of psychological and psychiatric services for adults and children using various treatment interventions.
Every day the phones keep ringing – calls from family members or the person himself either on their own initiative or upon the referral of their doctors, rabbis and community leaders.
We make sure to listen to each person and guide him with sensitivity and empathy towards the treatment program that best suits his needs.
The clinic offers a top-notch team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and therapists who provide professional psychiatric and/or therapeutic care for each patient.
A variety of therapeutic approaches are used to match patients’ needs:
• Dynamic therapy
• CBT treatment
• Supportive treatment
• Individual, family and group therapy and more…
When appropriate, we guide and accompany patients through the process of establishing entitlement to rehabilitation basket services until they are optimally integrated at vocational rehabilitation frameworks.
We offer children a combination of various therapies such as art therapy, music therapy and psychodrama. Adapting the treatment style to the child’s developmental stage and unique needs enables him to overcome trauma and return to normal life and healthy development, both personally and socially.
Psychiatric care is designed to reduce symptoms of the disease or emotional distress and to significantly improve the patient’s ability to function daily. Often the psychiatrist works in cooperation with other mental health service providers such as psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and the social services authority.
At Bayit Cham we have a team of experienced psychiatrists working under the medical supervision of Dr. Assaf Caspi, director of our clinics throughout Israel as well as director of the ambulatory psychiatric services department at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.
Psychiatric Treatment: The Process
At first, the patient undergoes an initial psychiatric assessment. He is asked a variety of questions; the responses indicate the nature and severity of his mental state. Accordingly, the psychiatrist assesses if medication can improve the patient’s condition and when appropriate, prescribes medication to promote the patient’s wellbeing. In some cases, the psychiatrist recommends a combination of medication and therapy; other times, he may decide that there is no need for medication at this stage for various reasons. After deciding on the course of treatment, the patient must come in for periodic check-ups to assess the efficacy of the treatment, adjust it or try alternative treatment for maximal benefit.
Many times in life there is a need for psychotherapy. Difficulties may arise in the wake of a crisis that occurs as a result of a change in marital status ( widowed, divorced or newly married), being fired from one’s job, challenging interpersonal relationships, difficult childhood memories and more. Sometime, you just need to unload and talk to someone who knows how to listen about a temporary emotional challenge; all you need is emotional support to ride the wave and return to normal, everyday routine.
In other cases, you may want to see a skilled, attentive mental health professional to find a healthy solution for difficult, unresolved situations.
Our clinical staff of psychologists and social workers uses a variety of treatment methods to provide you with the emotional relief that you seek.
Please take note: proper treatment can help you cope with life’s challenges!!! That’s what we’re here for.
Therapy for children
Children are our most precious treasure. As devoted and loving parents you surely wish to see your children grow into independent, creative adults who enjoy life. However, at various stages of development, they sometimes are faced with roadblocks and potholes that keep them from moving ahead; unexpected life events can change the landscape of their lives. These situations may require professional help.Children are our most precious treasure. As devoted and loving parents you surely wish to see your children grow into independent, creative adults who enjoy life. However, at various stages of development, they sometimes are faced with roadblocks and potholes that keep them from moving ahead; unexpected life events can change the landscape of their lives. These situations may require professional help.
Just like adults, children may also experience intense emotional difficulties, social anxiety, attention deficit disorders and even psychotic states. During adolescence, developmental challenges become even more intense. Seeking advice and treatment when necessary is a wise and courageous step.
We at Bayit Cham know that the path to accessing the child’s inner world is different from that of an adult. The child is able to express his emotional experience through free play where he unloads his feelings, fears and hopes. Therefore, your child’s therapeutic treatment is of a completely different nature. At Bayit Cham, your child meets a therapist who understands his language and marvels at his inner wealth and the strengths that are revealed while he is at play.
Our array of therapeutic interventions is varied and includes:• Expressive Arts Therapy• Music therapy• Psychodrama• And more …