I have been providing therapy to individuals, couples and families for more than 25 years. I have been in private practice for many years but have worked in various other settings throughout my career including a residential treatment facility (with adolescents) and a community mental health center. I also worked in a center dedicated to the treatment of sexual abuse, and I center specializing in marriage counseling. My diverse work experience taught me a great deal about a variety of issues people struggle with and I had opportunities to work with multiple concerns such as relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, immigration, family conflict, cultural differences and more.
Being trained both as a clinical psychologist and a family therapist has enabled me to integrate individual and systemic-relational methods in order to get a more comprehensive understanding of the obstacles standing between my clients and their goals. Consequently, my interventions draw from a broad spectrum of therapy approaches to tailor the most appropriate and effective treatment to each client. Some of the treatment modalities I use are Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
B.A.- Behavioral Sciences- Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
M.A.- Clinical Psychology- Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
M.Ed.- Family Therapy Counseling- University of Massachusetts, Boston
Ph.D. - Couple and Family Therapy- Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Books I authored:
Aponte, H., & Kissil, K. (2016). The Person of the Therapist Training Model: Mastering the Use of Self. New York, NY: Routledge.
Davey, M. Kissil, K. & Lynch, L. (2016). Children and Parental Illness: A Practitioner Guide. Routledge.