Yael Bat-Shimon, Therapist in Pawtucket, Rhode Island — Zencare
Yael  Bat-Shimon
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Yael Bat-Shimon

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Pawtucket Accepting In-person

Online sessions are available only for the 2-hour follow-up sessions for couples who have completed the Couple's Retreat. All other couples' work takes place in person.

Updated August 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication issues

Professional statement

Yael Bat-Shimon is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Advanced Imago Clinician who works exclusively with committed couples who are ready to devote their full attention and magnificence to transforming their relationship. In Imago Relationship Therapy with Yael, couples experience an effective, original approach for healing both from recent wounds and from old wounds imported into the relationship from childhood. Her work with couples integrates ancient wisdom and cutting-edge neuroscience into a cohesive and holistic model of relational healing.

Yael guides couples to look underneath the current distress and conflict in their relationship to the unconscious forces that are driving it. Guided by the assumption that couples already have between them everything they need, Yael works with couples to release the energy and resources locked in their emotional conflicts, putting them in direct opposition to each other, and helps them shift their interactions so that they become each other’s allies and champions, celebrating each other’s differences and consciously affirming each other’s equal validity. Partners then become teammates, navigating their lives together, side by side, opening up new possibilities and opportunities between them, as well as in their relationships with their children, families, co-workers and communities.

Imago is a strength-based relationship therapy that offers couples the autonomy and freedom to create the relationship of their dreams and provides a map forward to exist in a safe, healthy, peaceful partnership where both partners can express their true selves, experience intimacy, vulnerability, connection and liberation from past stress, trauma and pain.

Couples find in Yael a person with extensive training and experience in couples work as well as an enthusiastic champion for their relationship. Her genuine warmth and passion for transformational growth and healing through relationships are infectious and inspire hope and change in the couples who work with her.


Message to clients

Maybe your relationship/marriage is in crisis or failing. Maybe it has become stagnant or is full of conflict and frustration. Maybe you have become overwhelmed by parenthood or work and wonder how you and your partner have managed to drift so far apart and feel so disconnected. Or maybe your relationship is mostly good and you long for deeper connection and closeness.

I am currently accepting couples for my Imago-based Couple’s Retreat, an effective and efficient process for helping couples integrate and embody the relational shifts they need to create lasting change. I offer the Couple’s Retreat in four sections of four hours each and it is designed for one couple. The four parts of the Couple’s Retreat can be imagined as legs on a journey together towards a relationship open to a whole new world of rich, vibrant, meaningful aliveness and deep, resonant connecting and intimacy. During The Couple’s Retreat you may discover the “genius” that already resides within your relationship (remember falling in love?); practical proven-effective tools for dissolving conflict; a new way to talk without criticizing and listen without judging; how to be your partner’s best friend and ally in growth; and new depth, spark, and passion in your connection.

Every couple is different, so your reasons for doing the Couple’s Retreat with me will be unique to you. I craft each Retreat for the couple involved and am ready to support you with whatever you and your partner need.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Effectively and efficiently helping couples integrate and embody the relational shifts they need to create lasting change in their lives

Premarital counseling - Assisting new couples to create a solid foundation for a lifetime of vibrant love by teaching them effective communication and conflict dissolution skills while also envisioning and clarifying their wildest dreams for their marriage

Relationship issues - Helping couples learn to understand each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds” with empathy, allowing them to heal themselves and their relationship so they can move toward a more fulfilling, conscious partnership

Communication issues - Teaching couples the Imago Dialogue, a structured process to facilitate safe conversations and a powerful communication tool for transformation in all areas of life




Clientele

  • Couples

Insurance

Yael Bat-Shimon is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $175 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (120min)
  • Group sessions: $150 (120min)
  • Couple's Retreat--Each Part: $500 (240min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7 pm
  • Tue 12-7 pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 12-6 pm
  • Sun 12-6 pm

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7 pm
  • Tue 12-7 pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 12-6 pm
  • Sun 12-6 pm

Pawtucket practice
1005 Main Street, Suite 1208, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-7 pm
  • Tue 12-7 pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 12-6 pm
  • Sun 12-6 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Imago Relationships Providence, co-founder, 2013 - Present
Interracial Relationships Collaborative, co-founder, 2017 - Present
Yael & Paula, LLC, co-founder, 2015 - Present
Yael Bat-Shimon, LMHC, Imago therapist, 2015 - Present

Imago International Training Institute, Advanced Imago Clinician, 2022
Imago International Training Institute, Certified Imago Therapist, 2017
Antioch University New England, Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2013
Hebrew College, Master's in Jewish Studies, 2005
Harvard College, Bachelor's in Post-Modern French Literature, 1991


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC00728

Massachusetts: 11720


Languages

English

French


Therapy Groups

Yael  Bat-Shimon
Imago Connects Introductory Couples' Workshop

This 3-hour introductory couples' workshop is a stand-alone relationship education seminar that introduces couples to the principles and practices of Imago Relationship Therapy, a strengths-based, hopeful model for re-imagining relationships.

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Getting the Love You Want Weekend Couples Workshop

Getting the Love You Want is a weekend workshop that provides an in-depth Imago experience for couples in all stages of relationship.

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Imago Couples' Circle

Imago Couples Circle is a wonderful way to experience the power of Imago Therapy, with other couples for support. Group is limited to 3 couples and requires a 10-week commitment. Sessions occur every other Tuesday evening.