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.
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)Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that encourages individuals to accept their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment and to use them as tools to help them to make changes in their lives that are consistent with their values. It is based on the idea that by changing the way we think about our inner experiences, we can reduce emotional distress and increase our sense of well-being.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by Marsha Linehan to help people learn to better manage and cope with emotions and stress. It focuses on developing skills and strategies to help regulate emotions, improve relationships and communication, and reduce self-destructive behaviors. Through DBT, people learn to identify and modify unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, while also learning to accept and validate their own feelings. DBT teaches skills to help individuals become aware of and accept and regulate their emotions, tolerate distress, and improve interpersonal relationships.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that uses the metaphor of an internal family of parts to help people gain awareness of how different parts of themselves can interact in healthy and unhealthy ways. IFS encourages people to become curious about their different parts, with the goal of helping them gain access to their true Self or core. Through this process, people can learn to recognize and care for the different parts of themselves, as well as develop compassionate understanding for the origins of their parts. A key principle of IFS is that each part within the person has its own positive intention and is trying to protect the person in some way. By understanding the positive intention of each part, the practitioner and client can work together to help the parts feel heard and understood, and to find more adaptive ways of meeting their needs. IFS has been found to be an effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)IPT focuses on the relationships and interactions an individual has with others. It is based on the premise that the way that we interact with others can have a significant impact on our emotional well-being. During IPT sessions, the practitioner will work with the client to identify patterns of behavior and communication that may be contributing to their emotional distress. They will then help the client learn new ways of interacting with others, as well as teach them coping skills to manage difficult emotions. It is a time-limited therapy, typically lasting between 12-16 weeks, with the goal of helping the client develop long-term coping skills.
PsychodramaPsychodrama is a form of experiential therapy that can help people gain insight into their own behavior and develop healthier coping strategies. It involves using role-playing and group dynamics to explore and act out different scenarios in a safe setting. Psychodrama is grounded in principles of creativity and spontaneity. It evokes cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses in those in treatment and helps them achieve new perspectives through better understanding of their roles in life and the ways that they interact with others.