Odeya Emma Weizman Rosen Verified
Couples and Family Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist
Hi, Im Odeya (or Emma in English) and I'm a certified Couples and Family therapist and Psychodramatist. As a therapist (and person) I'm pretty open, dynamic and active. I dont do long "hmms" or work according to preset rules and assumptions. I strive towards change in the clients real life according to the goals described to me. I encourage a broad perception of the client towards him/herself engaging with the "crazy" alongside the more "presentable" self.
Parents often come to therapy with the claim that they need "tools". My belief is that they almost always have the tools, and its my job to see why they went rusty. I encourage parents to work towards healthy separation giving age appropriate responsibilities, while maintaining their own personal well-being. When possible Diadic meetings are extremely useful in creating a space for both parent and child to appreciate the others perspective while still being authentic and attentive to themselves. I highly encourage family therapy where possible. Family members discover their capacity for self-reflection and sensitivity when confronted with pain previously not spoken in an environment that is both playful and sincere. With that said, when family therapy is not a pragmatic option, important family members can be “brought” into the room with the use of Psychodramatic techniques, such as ‘role-play’, thereby facilitating therapeutic change for the individual.
When couples come to therapy, they often feel trapped by themselves or the spouse and are looking for a safe space to re-examine their personal choices and take ownership. Curiosity - the desire to discover the partner through his/her feelings and experiences, is an essential component to marriage that often gets diminished, and I passionately work to rejuvenate. I encourage each member to take responsibility, recognizing the personal role he or she has played in the dynamics of the relationship. I am fully present as a person within the client-therapist relationship. Using the ‘here and now’, I check with the client as to how relevant what I am sensing is to his/her experience and offer my perspective. The therapeutic space is reserved with honor for the client as I aim to lend a helpful hand in the client’s personal work towards a meaningful life by his/her definition.
Some of what my clients have said: You helped me get re-interested in my family (which turns out to be quite interesting), and even take pride in it.
Because of the energy you showed in not giving up on my relationship with my child, you were able to convince me to reinvest in the relationship.
Your call to me not to give up on myself stays with me as a strong voice, at times even arguing with me in moments of crisis.
You helped give me courage and faith in myself and create a new order in my life.
You have led me gently, in the right parenting direction for me, to restore trust in my child and especially in myself as a person and as a mother.
Lesley College, Netanya, Israel.
Received qualification of (MFT) Marriage Family Therapist in 2020 from the Organization of Family and Marriage Therapy in Israel.
Couples / Relationship / Marriage Counseling
Parenting Issues / Training
Anxiety / Panic
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)