Danny Brom
Danny Brom, Ph.D.

General Director

Dr. Danny Brom is the founding and Director of METIV: the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma of Herzog Hospital. Originally from Holland, where he founded a psychotrauma center, Dr. Brom is a certified clinical psychologist as well as the initiator and...[read more]

Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Dr. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk is a leading researcher in the field of trauma and resilience, with a current focus on the interrelationship between mother and child mental health. She is the Director of Research at METIV: The Israel Center for the Treatment...[read more]

Joel Wardi, M.A.

Director of Clinical Services

Joel Wardi has been the director of the clinical division of METIV: The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma since 2000. Joel obtained his M.A. in Psychology from Bar Ilan University and worked over the years with Traumatic Brain...[read more]

Gafnit Aghassy, M.A.

Director of Training

Gafnit Aghassy, M.A., was trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A specialist and trainer in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she has received advanced training in both EMDR and Somatic Experiencing...[read more]

Asher Mequnnte Rahamim, M.S.W.

Director of Services for the Ethiopian Community

Born in Ethiopia, Asher walked to Israel at the age of thirteen. Witnessing the traumas that occurred during the years of this journey, Asher decided that his life's goal was to work with people in need. He now develops trauma treatment for...[read more]

Shlomit Hava

Shlomit Hava is a clinical social worker as well as a couples counselor certified in the Imago method. She has nearly thirty years of experience as a therapist, and has been working at ICTP since 2003. Here, she treats survivors of crisis and trauma with methods including CBT...[read more]


David Berg has been working with survivors of trauma at Metiv since 2005, with particular expertise in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. His therapeutic methods include EMDR, DBT, and CBT. He earned his M.S.W. at Bar Ilan University and studied psychotherapy at the Israel…[read more]

Michal Zmora

Michal Zmora joined the staff of ICTP as a psychotherapist in 2005. With over twenty years of experience in the field, Michal uses CBT, EMDR, and psychodynamic techniques in her work with survivors of trauma. In addition to providing individual...[read more]

Naomi Ruhman
Naomi Ruhman, M.S.W.

Director of Children's Clinical Services

Ms. Naomi Ruhman MSW, has been working in the field of abuse and neglect for over 20 years. Her main interest is prevention of abuse. After graduating with a BSW from Hebrew University, in 1980, she was a community C.P.O from 1980 to 1984…[read more]

Alon Weltman
Alon Weltman, M.A.

Director of Peace of Mind

Alon Weltman has been working with Peace of Mind since 2008. He earned his M.A. in Psychology at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo, and is a medical psychologist currently completing his residency at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Hospital. Alon is trained in hypnosis...[read more]

Nili Lavi, M.A.

Project Coordinator and Research Associate

Nili Lavi earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and her B.A. in Psychology and Comparative Literature at Hebrew University. During her years at METIV, she has worked on various projects, including services for the Ethiopian…[read more]

Sarit Schramm-Levin
Sarit Schramm-Yavin, M.A.

Coordinator of BEAR

Sarit Schramm-Yavin is the coordinator of BEAR: Building Emotional and Affect Regulation for children.

Yaffa Stokar, M.A.

Project Coordinator and Research Associate

Since joining the staff of ICTP in 2006, Yaffa Stokar has worked in many areas, both therapeutic and administrative. She has coordinated school workshops and research studies, led workshops with emergency first responders, and worked on programming...[read more]

Vered Nuriel-Porat, M.S.W.

Research and Workshops Coordinator

Vered Nuriel-Porat leads training workshops with mental health professionals as well as therapeutic workshops for those suffering the effects of trauma across the spectrum of Israeli society. Vered earned her M.A. in Social Work at Hebrew University...[read more]

Yuval Ziv
Yuval Ziv, M.A.

Data Manager

Yuval Ziv earned his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology and Organizational Sociology at Hebrew University, where he worked in the Educational Research Lab. In addition to his work at ICTP, Yuval also consults with a variety of local NGOs and with individual social science researchers on statistical analysis...[read more]

Yuval Kessler
Yuval Kessler, M.S.W.

Peace of Mind Program Coordinator

Yuval Kessler earned his M.A. in social work from Hebrew University, and his B.A. in Psychology and Israel Studies at Ben Gurion University. He is particularly interested in working with youth, and with wilderness therapy. He comes to Peace of Mind as a former combat soldier...[read more]

Idit Dickstein

Administrative Director

Idit Dickstein’s background includes working at the special needs organization Misholim, as a spokesperson for an elders’ rights organization and for Channel 2 Television. She earned her B.A. in photography, and is currently studying phototherapy...[read more]

Sason Rehabi
Sason Rehabi, M.S.W.

Clinical Director of Peace of Mind

Sason Rehabi brings his extensive clinical and army background to his work as the clinical director of the Peace of Mind project for former combat soldiers. His professional experience includes experience as a social worker at Jerusalem Family Court…[read more]

Dvora Elisha
Dvora Elisha

Secretary and Account Administrator

With twenty years of experience in accounting and management, Dvora Elisha joined ICTP in 2013. Previously, she worked in the finance division of the Israel Antiquities Authority. She studied accounting and administration at the Jerusalem College...[read more]

Shoshana Menachem
Shoshana Menachem

Medical Secretary

Shoshana Menachem studied social psychology, human resources, and accounting. Prior to joining ICTP, she worked in accounting and administration at Union Bank of Israel, Bezeq, and the NGO Misholim, which works with children with special needs...[read more]

ilana sichel
Ilana Sichel

Web and Outreach Editor

Ilana Sichel joined METIV in July 2015 to work in research and communications. Ilana earned her M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Michigan and her B.A. in literature at Harvard University.

Naomi Baum
Dr. Naomi Baum

Director of International Summer Course

Naomi L. Baum, Ph.D., a psychologist, internationally consults in the field of trauma and resilience. She is the former director of the Resilience Unit at METIV, where she created the BRI-Building Resilience Intervention, a program she has implemented in Israel...[read more]

Felicia Gopin
Felicia Gopin

Executive Director, Peace of Mind Canada

In 2011, Felicia was introduced to the Peace of Mind program and began to volunteer her time to the organization. She quickly recognized the importance of the program and its impact not only on the former soldiers, but also on the families who…[read more]

Rachel Morris M.S.W

BEAR Project Coordinator

Rachel Morris has a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is the coordinator of BEAR: Building Emotional and Affect Regulation for children.