Orit Grossman - Psychologist

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venue 1 Streatham Crescent
65 Frances Street
time From 8am till late
cost Medical aid rates
age From 2 years - All ages

Educational psychologist

Orit Grossman is a registered educational psychologist. She has an extensive range of experience in child/adolescent, family and educational psychology. Her focus is the psychological, educational, social, emotional and behavioural development of individuals in order to assist them in reaching their true potential.

Educational & psych assessments

As an educational psychologist, she provides psycho-educational assessments and therapy of children and young people. Orit Grossman tailor her therapeutic approach to the individual child and work in an age-appropriate way, for example using play or drawing with younger children but talking about feelings with teenagers.

Orit Grossman uses a multidisciplinary psychotherapeutic approach within the context of the childís life, for example, the family or school. She may see a child individually, or with parents or other family members. She may also see parents or carers without the child being present.

A range of emotional and behavioural difficulties dealt with

Orit Grossman specialises in child and adolescent psychotherapy. She offers therapy to children and young people with emotional or behavioural difficulties, including:
- depression
- anxiety
- trauma
- development delay
- phobias
- aggression
- consequences of child abuse
- self-harming
- learning difficulties and disabilities
- eating disorders
- psychosomatic disorders

In an educational setting, Orit Grossmanís role as an educational psychologist is to help children or young people who are experiencing problems with the aim of enhancing their learning. Challenges may include social or emotional problems or learning difficulties. She will conduct a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment using the latest psychological standardised tests, as well as observing the learner in their educational environment.

Orit Grossman has a Masters Degree in Educational psychology from the University of Witwatersrand and is also a qualified high school and primary school teacher. She has previously taught at primary and high school level. It was during her teaching career that Orit realised the profound impact in an individualís life when they can receive more individualised, holistic support unique to their own context. She, therefore, embarked on her journey to becoming an Educational Psychologist. She worked in NGOís before going into private practice in 2007.
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