Clinical Social Worker
Psychotherapist and Pain Coach
Treating teens and adults in Israel and virtually
© Tzipora Hait, 2022
I have always been deeply curious about people: the stories we tell, the stories we don’t tell, and the deeper dynamics going on beneath the surface of our daily lives.
In addition to my private practice I have spent over a decade working in the public sector offering therapy, case management, therapeutic work with parents, and short-term crisis intervention. Outside the therapy room I love a good TV series, a quality book, and swimming in the ocean.
After a decade working as a therapist primarily focused on trauma, a personal experience with chronic pain took me in an unexpected direction to understand more about the physiology of pain and familiarize myself with new cutting edge pain research. Today one of my primary areas of focus is in treating chronic pain through a neurobiological lens. Integrating new research and treatments for pain within the context of a therapeutic relationship can significantly reduce and often eliminate symptoms.
In addition to other therapies that incorporate the body, I am trained in Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), an evidence-based treatment for chronic pain and other stress related symptoms.
Treatment is highly individualized, understanding each client's pain experience, and collaborating to loosen the patterns sustaining the pain-fear cycle. If you suffer from chronic pain or other unexplained physical symptoms, you are likely a candidate for Pain Reprocessing Therapy, an evidence based method to rewire your brain and get out of pain.
I believe therapy is a collaboration: I bring the expertise of my professional training and clinical experience, while you bring the expertise of knowing yourself as no one else can. Together we explore the areas that feel stuck and identify obstacles that are blocking you from going where you'd like to go.
While each client comes in with a unique set of challenges and aspirations, at the conclusion of therapy my clients consistently describe feeling deeper self-compassion and greater authenticity.
In my work I draw from the wisdom of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and mind-body approaches (including Somatic Experience, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga).
Each course of therapy is highly individualized, and together we navigate what these different modalities may have to offer you.
Primary Areas of Focus
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
M.S.W. Wurzweiler Yeshiva University (2012)
B.A. Psychology Brandeis University (2009)Additional Professional Training in:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Pain Reprocessing Therapy
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (Foundational Training)
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