Smadar Prager is practicing counseling, guidance and lecturing adult groups, families & individuals in the field of Parenthood and Family as well as in the field of Weight Loss, Nutrition, Exercise & Women’s Body and Eating Problems. For the past 11 years she shared her knowledge and love with Individuals, Private Business and Government Bodies.
She believes that the body and the soul are inseperatable. Her work is holistic and integrative.
She incorporates different psychological theories and approaches: Adler, Winnicot, Mahler, Feminist Psychoanalytical Treatment Model, Logotherapy, Cognitive and Behavioral. Her therapeutic approach concentrates on short term treatment, which emphasizes a more open, mutual and equal relationship in order to have the opportunity to work on a specific issue in a more intensive manner.
In 2002 her first book Sane Weightloos was published by Matar Publishing House in Israel.
The book had become a bestseller. Since the book had been published Smadar get enthusiastic responses from people that found themselves captivated in the process. She launched the Sane-Way website and manage the community forum that was created to cater the women who whishes to change their lives. Smadar also published dozens of Articles.
Smadar holds a BA degree in Education, Guidance and Counseling, she is a Certified Licensed Group Therapist from The Alfred Adler Institute in Israel for Leading, Counseling, Teaching & Treatment, in association with The Israeli Ministry of Education. She graduated The Aerobic & fitness Instructors Program for a Diploma, as well as an Extensive Course for a Diploma in Human Nutrition with emphasis on Athletes Nutrition. Both from The Wingate Institute in Israel for Physical Education & Sport, The Nat Holman School for Coaches & Instructors, in association with The Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport. She is also AFAA Certified.
In 2006 she graduated the One Year Post-Graduate Training Program in Eating & Body Problems from the Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York: A Cultural, Relational, Psychoanalytic Feminist Framework Treatment Model.
Supervised by: Anne L. Wennerstrand
Smadar lives in Long Island, NY since 2003; she is married since 1986 and the proud mother of 3 magnificent boys. She was released from the Tzahal (IDF, Israel Defense Forces, the Israel's military) in 1983 as a Lieutenant.