My name is Orna Reuven, I’m a clinical psychologist (Ph. D.) and psychoanalyst in private practice in Tel-Aviv. I treat adults combining tools from various psychotherapy schools of thought, from psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy to cognitive understanding of anxiety and depression. I teach at Tel-Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and at Tel-Aviv University (clinical psychology graduate students and interdisciplinary programs for undergraduate psychology and humanities students). I’m the co-author of ”People Don’t Drown in Living Rooms” (IPBooks 2023), a modern epistolary novel written in two voices, portraying a psychologist and patient caught in an impossible situation. I research and write of the complexities of love and passion in the therapeutic relationship, of meeting points between psychoanalysis and the arts, and of the widespread effects of anxiety and trauma.
A fictional modern epistolary novel, written in two voices. This book spins the tale of a psychologist and patient caught in an impossible situation, raising the everlasting question about the essence of psychotherapy.
During 2016, my learning group at TAICP interviewed the renowned psychoanalyst and author Dr. Lewis Aron. Lew (as he immediately insisted we call him) addressed our theoretical as well as personal questions with great openness and warmth. Only during our conversations, we’ve learnt that Lew was already very ill with cancer.