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Ella Berchansky

An expert educational and social psychologist.
Works at the Psychology Services Department of the city of Yehud-Monosson.
Psychotherapy Coordinator at the unit, leading a therapeutics forum that deals with reading and analyzing psychoanalytical theories and articles.
Treats individuals and coaches psychotherapists in a private clinic.

From Givat Shmuel.

Ms. Berchansky co-founded the League of Russian-Speaking Feminists in Israel, which aims to develop projects, mentor women’s leadership groups, deliver lectures, and more. She acts as a facilitator of diverse groups on behalf of the Women and their Bodies NGO, among other organizations.

For 24 years, Ms. Berchansky worked as a therapist at a youth counseling center in Petah Tikva, where she conducted workshops and facilitated group sessions. She also co-founded a volunteer project called IRIS – Increasing Resilience Israeli Support, which provided a mental first aid hotline for Ukrainian residents and refugees during the war in Ukraine.

Ms. Berchansky holds a master’s degree in social psychology from Tel Aviv University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English literature from Bar-Ilan University and is currently in her third year of psychoanalytical psychotherapy studies at the Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

She is a recipient of the Matanel Foundation Prize in education for her exceptional educational achievements, which integrate theory and practice.

My education has enabled me to identify and collaborate with women who spearhead change and lead various communities, ultimately fostering a robust, conscious, and active feminist field. I have become acquainted with new theories and models that enhance my ability to adapt and act intelligently and creatively within patriarchal structures. This approach emphasizes the importance of women’s voices in discussions about peace and security, as well as in broader conversations.