Carly Abramovitz is an English-speaking clinical psychologist from South Africa. Carly offers individual psychotherapy, specialising in expat therapy and therapy for self growth. In addition, Carly offers parent support and education via individual consultation and workshops.
Carly completed her Honours in Psychology at the University of Cape Town in 2009. She graduated with a first class pass. Her research project, which included a minor dissertation, was titled “Identity negotiation in the ‘new’ South Africa: The ideological dilemmas informing discourses of whiteness”. Carly obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cape Town in 2011. Her thesis was titled “Women Supporting Women: The Role of Doulas in South African Birth Stories”. She completed her Clinical Psychology Internship at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria and then went on to complete a year as a Community Service Psychologist at the Far East Rand Hospital in Springs.
During these two years working in the South African State Hospitals, Carly was involved with the treatment of both adults and children. At Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital she conducted psychometric assessments and therapy with inpatients and outpatients suffering from severe clinical disorders including bipolar, substance related disorders, schizophrenia, intellectual disability, and personality disorders. She also worked in the children’s ward treating patients with ADHD, conduct disorder, epilepsy, autism, reactive attachment disorder, psychosis, and specific learning disorders. While working at Far East Rand Hospital, she conducted assessments and therapy on both inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of psychological and social problems including depression, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.
Carly spent two years working in private practice in Berlin and now lives in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2016 Carly launched Carly’s Couch, a psychology practice that offers sessions in person or online via Skype. In addition, Carly writes a blog which she uses to connect to people all around the world, offering advice and wisdom on just about any subject including sex, love, and relationships. As a young, vibrant person Carly is passionate about breaking down the stereotype that psychologists have to be a certain kind of person. She hopes to inspire people to be themselves and to not feel boxed in by others’ expectations.