Batsheva’s mentor to her psychology career was the esteemed psychologist J.R. Kennedy, Ph.D., advisor to NASA and two presidential administrations. In addition to being a close friend of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Kennedy was the founder of The Center for Human Problems and The Malibu Research Group Center in California, a center known for it’s expertise in treating many mental health issues. Working as Dr. Kennedy’s research assistant, prior to opening her practice, Batsheva learned about the human psyche and the relationship between mind and body.
In recalling the importance of Dr. Kennedy’s role as her mentor, Batsheva says, “I believe when we meet people, we meet them for a reason. Dr. Kennedy started me on my spiritual journey encouraging me to fulfill my life’s dream of working in psychology.
Batsheva went on to train with the late, noted author, and family psychotherapist, Virginia Satir, before completing training in Emotional Complex Clearing (ECC) , eating disorders, essential nutrition during menopause, and imbalances in the endocrine system She has since completed training under the auspices of Dr Patrick Carnes attaining CSAT certification as a trained sex addiction and trauma specialist. Batsheva has additionally received specialized certification under EMDRA in the use of EMDR as a modality to treat victims of complex trauma. She has received formalized training in newer psychotherapeutic tools including Somatic intervention
As part of her continuing graduate education, Batsheva has attained certification in holistic psychotherapy intertwined with healthy lifestyle and nutrition. It is based on the belief that the body is self-healing; that the body will repair itself and recover from illness spontaneously if it is in a healthy environment.