"Vered Raanan is that rare blend of clinical knowledge and deep compassion so important in psychotherapy. It was my privilege to work alongside her throughout her tenure with our organization. Vered could always be counted upon to handle the really difficult cases that came her way, always with a very high degree of professionalism. Additionally, she was always innovative in her approach when working with particularly complex cases that included family dynamics. She has honed her skills through years of experience and is a master at her craft. Clearly, her dedication and caring for her fellow human beings shows through in her work."
~ Andrew Yellen, Ph.D., Yellen & Associates.
Vered Raanan, MA, MFT
Licensced Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A. in Special Education
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and educator, with an MA in Special Education. I have over 35 years of experience as a special education teacher, school director, community volunteer and psychotherapist.
I have worked with diverse groups of people with a broad range of needs. I provide therapy services to couples, individuals, teenagers and families. I assist my clients by providing a safe environment for them to attain new perspectives on life's challenges and transitions.
My therapeutic approach is a blend of the cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution focus.
I will guide you to set realistic solutions to achieve your personal goals. In a directive, yet non-intimidating way, we will talk about ways that you might enhance your relationships and feel more connected to others.
I strive to help clients understand the relations between their emotions, thoughts, and actions; and appreciate that these patterns could be problematic and in need of change. With this commitment to change, the client and I explore alternative perceptions and thoughts that lead to more satisfying emotions and interpersonal relations.
Empathy, respect, genuineness and support are at the heart of my practice. I believe that therapy should be collaboration between you and I that is driven and directed by your goals. We will work together to identify those goals.
"Vered Raanan, M.A., LMFT is a thoughtful, considerate, and caring psychotherapist. As her colleague for over a decade, I have watched Vered help her clients with eternal unconditional kindness and love. As a friend, I have known Vered to be an intelligent, positive, and helpful individual. She has pleasant demeanors and a creative mind, which hold to be characteristics that I admire about her."
~ Gilit Gat., M.A., ATR
MA in Marriage & Family Therapy California (USA)
BA & MA in Special Education Israel
Vered also specializes in brief therapy, parenting, pre-marital counseling and helping couples improve their communication in order to have a balanced and healthy family life.
Her experience, professional background and genuine dedication to her clients enable her to work with adults and families who encounter various life challenges.