“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”
Yisroel Picker
M.S.W.

You and your family are invited to your friend’s home for dinner. There are ten people at the table, and your child is handed a plate with ten pieces of fish on it. You are horrified as your child takes THREE pieces of fish!

Is the issue selfishness? Is it a lack of caring towards others? Is it a lack of focus?

There are many different ways to address the above problem, many of which are short term fixes. Solutions that will not enable the child to properly adapt when a similar, though slightly different situation unfolds.

Yisroel Picker works with clients on long term solutions.

Every person has a tool box. Inside this tool box are the different problem solving techniques and defense mechanisms that one can use.

Some only have a few tools at their disposal. Some have a plethora of tools, but lack the knowledge as to when each one is supposed to be used.

The goal is to both assist the client in obtaining as many of these tools as possible while enabling them to know which tool is the best to use in a given situation.

As a graduate of both the Masters Program at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work as well as The Feuerstein Institute, Yisroel combines different methods of therapy and metacognition (getting a person to recognize their own thought processes). Through play therapy, conversation and other methods, Yisroel is able to both enable his client to recognize how their mind is working, assisting them in correcting the deficiencies they have along the thought process journey.

This work with children, teens and young adults has consistently indicated that there is a huge gap between what parents think their child knows versus what they actually know.

The gap is wide in many areas, but it is the biggest when it comes to child sex abuse prevention.  

Since 2017, Yisroel has been writing articles and speaking publicly to parents to try to “narrow the gap”. These articles and public speaking engagements have been on topics such as parenting, communication, cognitive biases and child sex abuse prevention.

Yisroel came to Jerusalem in 1999 for the first time in his life, decided to make it home in 2003 and has been living and working in Jerusalem since then. He is married with five children.

You and your family are invited to your friend’s home for dinner. There are ten people at the table, and your child is handed a plate with ten pieces of fish on it. You are horrified as your child takes THREE pieces of fish!

Is the issue selfishness? Is it a lack of caring towards others? Is it a lack of focus?

There are many different ways to address the above problem, many of which are short term fixes. Solutions that will not enable the child to properly adapt when a similar, though slightly different situation unfolds.

Yisroel Picker works with clients on long term solutions.

Every person has a tool box. Inside this tool box are the different problem solving techniques and defense mechanisms that one can use.

Some only have a few tools at their disposal. Some have a plethora of tools, but lack the knowledge as to when each one is supposed to be used.

The goal is to both assist the client in obtaining as many of these tools as possible while enabling them to know which tool is the best to use in a given situation.

 

As a graduate of both the Masters Program at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work as well as The Feuerstein Institute, Yisroel combines different methods of therapy and metacognition (getting a person to recognize their own thought processes). Through play therapy, conversation and other methods, Yisroel is able to both enable his client to recognize how their mind is working, assisting them in correcting the deficiencies they have along the thought process journey.

This work with children, teens and young adults has consistently indicated that there is a huge gap between what parents think their child knows versus what they actually know.

The gap is wide in many areas, but it is the biggest when it comes to child sex abuse prevention.  

Since 2017, Yisroel has been writing articles and speaking publicly to parents to try to “narrow the gap”. These articles and public speaking engagements have been on topics such as parenting, communication, cognitive biases and child sex abuse prevention.

Yisroel came to Jerusalem in 1999 for the first time in his life, decided to make it home in 2003 and has been living and working in Jerusalem since then. He is married with five children.

ABOUT Yisroel

Specialties

Play therapy

Explore your inner world in play and creativity

Thought Processing

Notice your thoughts and find peace in awareness

Certification & Training


• Bachelors in Applied Human Nutrition, Minor in Child Studies (University of Guelph, 1986) • Bachelors of Education (University of Toronto, 1991) • Masters in Clinical Sociology (University of North West Texas, 2006) • The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim (2006-2008) • Internal Family Systems • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Gottman Method Couples’s Therapy (Levels1-3) • EMDR (Levels 1 & 2 for Adults) • EMDR (Levels 1 & 2 for Children) • Trauma Recovery • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Levels 1 & 2) • Narrative Therapy • Family Systems Therapy • Schema Therapy • Postpartum Treatment • Conflict Resolution • Sexual Dysfunctions in Couples