Avraham Weitz MSC

Marital and Family Therapist, Certified Couples and Family Therapist

ABOUT

As the director of a well-respected Jerusalem clinic, I am fortunate to meet and work with remarkably talented therapists. It is a wonderful feeling to match up the client with a therapist that is highly professional and also the right match for him or her. After all, you, the client, investing your time and money, and, above all – yourself, really deserve the best.

So, what makes a great therapist? I think, for one, humility. Knowing that life, people and the challenges we face are complex, and, that one cannot be a master therapist in everything. I have come to believe that the best clinicians are those that specialize in a particular area, are truly passionate about that specialty and are constantly learning and training in that niche with the drive to become the best they can be. When that happens, I think we, as therapists, can give you the highest quality, professional and caring therapy that you, the client, truly deserve.

As a therapist, I am grateful to have found my passion – working with couples.

So, why does a couple come to therapy? Thinking of the couples I have worked with in the past, here are several reasons:
-we are in a good place and want to deepen that connection.
-we are at the beginning of our relationship and want to succeed, but not sure how.
-we are feeling distant one from the other.
-we are trapped in power struggles with the same arguments repeating themselves over and over.
-we are feeling that the happiness in our relationship has disappeared.
-we are vacillating between continuing or ending our relationship.
-we are having a hard time at bridging the gap between our beliefs and opinions.

At its core, I believe successful therapy is when the couple is able to begin to more and more connect with, feel and see one another. For this to happen, the therapeutic space must be safe for both individuals, a place where as they become more secure will be more willing to open up and share themselves. Growth as a couple is seen in each of the individuals feeling more understood, seen and heard. The couple over time becomes less reactive and more conscious. Each person begins to take more responsibility. Ultimately, the couple begins to see what was once painful and an obstacle as now a place latent with healing and growth, both as a couple and as individuals.

My practice is based primarily on the the Imago Relations therapeutic modality, along with an eclectic mix of the evidence-based Gottman Method, Jewish Psychology and Guided Imagery. Couples having worked with me (yes, it is work:) will gain the skills (primarily communication skills) and develop the awareness and insight that will enable them to restore and deepen their connection.

Please feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation in which you can share with me what you are looking for as well as me share in greater depth what couples therapy can offer you, your spouse and your family.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
University of North Texas

Year of Graduation:
2012

Years in Practice:
5


Additional Credentials:

Certificate Gottman Couples Therapy - Level 1 - 2017
Certificate in Imago Relationship Therapy - 2017
Certificate in Mental Health and Family Studies -2015
Rabbinical Ordination - 2010


FINANCES

Average cost per session
250-350 NIS

Insurance
None

Discounts Available
Lone Soldier Discount, Free Phone Consultation

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Telephone Counseling, Skype




Last Updated: September 24, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

Keren HaYesod קרן היסוד
ירושלים




052-633-6833

SPECIALTIES

Adjustments, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Marital Counseling, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Concerns, Stress Management, Pre-marital Relationship Counseling

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Adults, Couples, Families, Men, Women
Languages
Hebrew, English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Imago Relationship Therapy
Gottman Method
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Eclectic
Integrative