Family Therapy Unit

Some of the children treated in Mental Health Centre, have another sibling who needs treatment, and sometimes even a few.

We figured out that in some of the families parental functioning is impaired. Either because of the parents’ difficult childhood and lack of proper modeling, or because one of the parents suffers from a mental illness. Sometimes the parents’ functioning is impaired because of the children’s emotional or behavioral problems. Either way, this might cause some or all of their children to suffer from Metal problems.

The Green House- Family Therapy Unit

The ‘Green House’, as the centre is called, is a very unique model. As far as we know it doesn’t exist anywhere else in the country. It was created in order to service the families in a true-to-life, realistic environment. It offers the families all the treatments that may help them to recover and lead a normal life.

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Creating the Centre from scratch in all areas – professional, functional, and technical – and building the unique work model took a number of years. Today, the Centre operates inside the Marbeh Daat Mental Health Centre. It is designed to look like a beautifully furnished apartment with a living room, kitchen, dining area, and a few therapy rooms that look like children’s bedrooms, filled with colorful and exciting toys. The families visit The Green House a few times a week.

Our professional team tailors the treatment plan for each family’s needs on a personal and targeted level. The Centre’s goal is to create a respectful, empowering atmosphere for the families treated here, and the work is with full collaboration between the parents and the professional team.


Professor Rael Strous

Mental Health Division Director

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