We Are Like a Journey Through the Bridge to
Self - knowledge
is always a path into the unknown..
That will lead you through this hard path.
But this is an experience that you have to go
through to become a better version of yourself.


Yarden Avital, Ph.D

Pronouns: She/Her

  • Ph.D, LMSW
  • Works with adults and adolescents
  • Languages spoken: English, Hebrew

Work with:

  • Sexuality
  • Creative Block
  • Sexual Issues
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Chronic Pain
  • Self-Esteem
  • Physical Issue / Illness
  • Trauma / PTSD


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a singular experience where no one treatment resembles another. This is because each person, while speaking a language seemingly shared with others, also speaks their own very unique language. My goal, as a therapist, is to listen for this uniqueness and help the speaker hear it too, often for the first time. I encourage patients to speak freely and say whatever comes to their minds in a way that is rarely possible elsewhere. This not only contributes to a new sense of liberty and fulfillment in one’s life but also leads to the dissipation of symptoms, anxieties, and inhibitions.

Before embarking on a clinical career, I earned a PhD in history from Rutgers University. As a historian, I have a deep understanding of, and appreciation for the different cultures, circumstances, and discourses that shape one’s life and this is also what I listen for in the clinic.

I have experience working with many different populations including veterans, academics, immigrants, artists and performers, and who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. I am sensitive and attuned to racial trauma and to the devastating internalized effects of racism, homophobia, and transphobia.

I encourage anyone who experiences suffering or dissatisfaction in their lives to reach out.

Education / Experience

Higher and professional education

MSW: Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (CUNY)
Ph. D: Rutgers University

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How long is a session? Are you conducting in person sessions?

The length of psychotherapy session is either 45 minutes or 50 minutes. Please discuss this with your therapist, but both arrangements are acceptable.

We offer both—in-person, and virtual treatment. Please discuss your preference with your therapist.

How often should I see my therapist?

The frequency of work is determined between you and your therapist. However, we do believe a higher frequency has an important effect on the outcome of the treatment. Most of our therapists work with their patients at more than once-a-week frequency in psychotherapy. However, if you are in psychoanalytic treatment, the frequency is at least 4 times (sometimes we offer 3 times) a week.

How long does the therapy last?

Believe it or not, this is by far the most common question we are asked. There is a famous quote from Freud, “Our answer is like the answer given by the Philosopher to the Wayfarer in Aesop's fable. When the Wayfarer asked how long a journey lay ahead, the Philosopher merely answered ‘Walk!’” The duration of treatment depends on the individual circumstances. Therefore, he says, “[T]he question as to the probable duration of a treatment is almost unanswerable.” At TheraBridge we hold true to Freud’s word, “Walk!” We help our patients walk the path and over the bridge towards a future where new memories and new experiences bring happiness and joy.

Is my information confidential?

Yes, your information is kept confidential. In case we need to coordinate care with other medical professionals including your psychiatrist, we will obtain your consent, though the exchange of patient information amongst medical providers is considered HIPAA compliant.

What kind of therapy do you provide?

At TheraBridge, all our clinicians are trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.