Hello, My name is Assael. I'm an MSW, certified couple and family therapist and supervisor, NLP trainer and coach. I also direct The Potential State Institute for enriching relationships together with my wife Galit. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy online and in my clinics in Kfar Saba and Jerusalem. I believe that the two elements of a successful relationship as well as therapy are: Play and full ownership over your shadow (the behaviors and beliefs you usually deny or ignore). It is this Ying-Yang combination that enables a vital, growing, invigorating relationship. I consider myself a systemic therapist and I integrate many different approaches I’ve learned through the years: Relational psychotherapy, The Crucible Paradigm, NLP, IFS, Psychodrama, Improv, EMDR, and Imago. My work is inspired by wonderful clinicians and thinkers such as Whitaker, Schnarch, Real, Gottman, Satir, Perel, Farrelly, Minuschin, Adler, White, and more.
“There is no growth in the comfort zone”. Since therapy is all about change and growth, I believe in positive anxiety (Whitaker), where both the client and therapist are playfully challenged to expand their self-and-other perceptions. My style is direct, bold, playful and at times somewhat confrontational. I aim to bring myself authentically in order to create authentic now moments that help create long-lasting change. I believe in practical, bold, clear communication as an efficient way to help people mature. If you would like to understand my approach more deeply you can listen or watch over 100 original talks on The Potential State Podcast and YouTube channel as well as dozens of original articles on my blog on Psychology Today. I'm ready to meet. How about you?
26098 - Registered Social Worker in Israel
2018 - PH.D. in Social Work, Hebrew University.
2018 - Certified Couple and Family Supervisor by The Israeli Association for Couple and Family Therapy.
2014 - Certified Couple and Family therapist by The Israeli Association for Couple and Family Therapy.
2010 - MSW, Haifa University.
2009 - Certified NLP Trainer, NLP University, Santa Cruz, USA.
Lone Soldier Discount
Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Family Systems Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Systems Theory / Therapy