WholeStar Therapy, LLC
WholeStar Therapy, LLC

WholeStar Therapy, LLC

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Introduction: My name is Ayelet Shmuel and I offer a unique approach to psychotherapy. My credentials and education include an LSW (a Licensed Social Worker), a Maters degree in Social Work, a BA in Philosophy and History, A mediation Certificate and Applied Existential Therapy certification. I also bring to the table my 10 years experience in education (as a former teacher) and 5 years experience as an officer in the Israeli army. I use various modalities and theories in my work, and in addition to the traditional therapeutic setting, I offer my clients an opportunity to explore their challenges and life journey by going for walks together, listening to their favorite music, bringing in art, family albums, etc. Since the client-therapist relationship is extremely important to the success of the process, I encourage people to choose well; take your time during the initial consolation meeting to make sure that you "click" with the therapist. I have a lot of experience working with individuals, couples and families on various issues such as mental illnesses, communication skills, grief and loss, self-esteem and social problems. Feel free to contact me for any questions. Change is just a phone-call away :) The most exciting thing about therapy is when changes occur and they are visible and very helpful in the day to day function of the client. The clients motivation, courage and hard work combined with the therapist's guidance and empathy can produce wonderful results.
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Jan 30, 2016
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Jason B.
Jan 10, 2016
Ayelet is competent, qualified and absolutely caring. She is extremely easy to talk with and is very effective when working with you. I highly recommend her no matter your present struggle- she will help you get through it.
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License Type: Registered Psychotherapist (CO)

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer a sliding scale based on client's ability. My usual fee is 90$ for individual sessions and 120$ for couples or family sessions. Each session is an hour long.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always meet the clients for one free session in order to see if it's a good fit. Client-therapist relationship is the foundation of the therapeutic process and if the client doesn't feel comfortable, I help to refer her out. In the first session I usually go over the main reason why the client decided to seek help and we go over reasonable expectations.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a BA in philosophy that is useful with existential issues and Logo Therapy. I have a Masters degree in social work. I have a mediation certification and experience in mediating court ordered cases - these skills are extremely important and useful when working with couples and families. I have an excessive education in Applied Existential Therapy from the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. I have 10 years of teaching experience that is very useful when working with children, teens and families. I have a military background of five years as an officer in the Israeli Army which comes in very handy when working with Veterans.

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