About Dr. Mika Smith

Mika is a therapist with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and young adults. This broad experience has allowed her to gain an in-depth understanding - both practical and theoretical - in assisting families and individuals to improve their levels of communication, relationships, and behavior. A trusting therapeutic relationship is key to good outcomes and continuity of care.

Mika’s credentials include:

  • Licensed clinical professional
  • Doctorate in Behavioral Health
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Extensive experience counseling English-speaking populations in Israel and United States.

Helping Aspiring Young Adults

Mika specializes in working with adolescents and emerging young adults (also called “in-betweeners”) to:
  • Improve relationships and mechanisms for coping with teachers, parents, and friends;
  • Ease adjustments from one stage of life to the next stage, such as acclimatizing to Israeli culture and the education system;
  • Relieve stress and tension in anticipation of an independent lifestyle, army service and national service;
  • Cope with personal anxiety issues and mental health distress.

Therapies

Mika employs a variety of techniques to eliminate unwanted behaviors and patterns, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and focused psychotherapy. Her methods are practical, goal-oriented and tailored to each individual’s circumstances. For client convenience, therapy is conducted online or face to face. For more information, or to discuss whether Mika can help you or a family member, feel free to call or email.