About Me

This is My Story

I care!

I care about you as a human being. I have lived enough years on earth to realize that life is not a fairy tale but we can still enjoy it and make the best of it. How can we enjoy life when we feel so stressed, miserable, and lonely in our life and in our marriage?

Let’s meet and I will help you in your journey to find joy in life. I possess extensive experience and knowledge in psychotherapy to help you achieve your goals.

If you want to read about my educational background continue reading

Part of the journey is expressing and developing awareness of your thoughts and feelings. In order to accomplish this, I strive to create a confidential, supportive, and non-judgmental relationship. 

 “People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them” said the philosopher Epictetus. How many times did you react differently from your friends to the same event happened to both of you? We usually feel and react based on  our beliefs and perception about the event. Together we will challenge your beliefs system that maintain your disturbances.   

Just like you, it happened to me as well. Fifteen years ago, I was in between different jobs and had no specific goal to inspire me. I decided it was time to take charge and alter my lifestyle. I started with a goal—to strive for a healthier lifestyle.

At that time, I did not know exactly what it meant for me, but I walked a bit each day, improving my pace and endurance with each time. Currently, I run marathons and triathlons, an incredible feat for a previously non-athletic person like myself. I also changed my eating habits, by eating nutritious foods (more vegetables, fruits, and fish), eating mindfully, and making better, healthier choices. With that, I have discovered my passion in life—to inspire others to change their lifestyle for the better, just as I have, and improve their overall well being, using both mind and body.

With this new mindset and goal, I developed a new type of mental health idea,  “Therapy in E-Motion”. This therapy makes use of our mind-body connection. Therapy in E-Motion is similar to traditional psychotherapy but is unique in that the client is outside of the therapy room. Discover more about Therapy in E-Motion and other Types of Therapy

Dr. Neta Peleg Oren

Dr. Neta Peleg Oren

Phd. LCSW

I am a psychotherapist (Ph.D, LCSW), Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in the State of Florida, Owner of a private practice for individual and couples in Aventura. In order for my clients to express their thoughts and feelings, I strive to create a confidential, supportive, and non-judgmental relationship. I can promise you that all communications that take place in our sessions are kept strictly confidential.

Educational Background

  • MSW and Ph.D from Tel‐Aviv University, Israel.
  • Research thesis on the psycho-social adjustment of cancer patients and spouses.
  • Doctoral Dissertation on the psychological and social adjustment and attachment styles of children of parents who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
  • 2005 – received a scholarship for a Fellowship with Dr. Albert Ellis (one of the founders of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) in New York City and was very fortunate to train by Dr. Ellis himself.
  • Served in the academia as a faculty member at Tel‐Aviv University and Bar‐Ilan University in Israel and has served as Assistant Research Professor at the University of Miami at the Miller School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences.
  • Presented in scientific conferences and published numerous articles in scientific journals on psychological and social issues related to medical and mental problems of adults, adolescents, and children.
  • Currently writes a weekly column in Hebrew From the clinic of Dr. Neta in Israpost newspaper of the Jewish and Israeli community in Florida.

 

Books and Monographs published:

Peleg-Oren, N. People with problematic alcohol use and their children. Entry in A. Gitterman & R. Salmon (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Social Work with Groups. 2009, (pp. 215-218) NY, US: Routledge Pub.

Peleg-Oren, N., Teichman, M. Young children of parents with substance use   disorders (SUD): A review of the literature and implication for social work practice. In S.L. Straussner Ashenberg C.H. Fewell (Eds.).Impact of substance Abuse on Children and Families. 2006, (pp. 49-62) Binghamton, NY, US: Haworth Press (Also as an article).

Peleg-Oren, N., Rahav, G., Teichman, M. Social work and the treatment of substance abuse in Israel In S.L. Straussner Ashenberg & L. Harrison (Eds.). International aspects of social work practice in the addictions. 2002, (pp. 85-96). Binghamton, NY, US: Haworth Press (Also as an article).

Peleg-Oren, N., Perry, S. (Eds.). Textbook in group therapy for cancer patients and their families. 1990, Tel-Aviv: Israel Cancer Association, 1-178 (in Hebrew).

Teichman, M., Peleg-Oren, N. Human being and drugs. 1999, Jerusalem: Ministry of Education, The Israel Anti Drug Authority(Hebrew).

 

Juried or refereed journal articles:

Peleg-Oren, N., Cardenas, G.A., Comerford, M., Galea, S. Exploratory study on the association between interpersonal violence experiences and alcohol use among adolescents. Social Work Research;37(3) ;277-285; 2013.

Peleg-Oren, N., Hospital, M., Leon Morris, S., & Wagner, E.F. Mechanisms of association between paternal alcoholism and abuse of alcohol and other illicit drugs among adolescents. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse;22(2); 133-149;2013.  

Peleg-Oren, N., Cardenas, G.A., Comerford, M., Galea, S. An association between bullying behaviors and alcohol use among middle school students. Journal of Early Adolescence; 31; 761-775;2012.

Peleg-Oren, N., Saint-Jean, G., Cardenas, G.A., Tammara, H., & Pierre, C. Drinking alcohol before Age 13 and negative outcomes in late adolescence. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research; 33(11); 1966-1972; 2009.

Peleg-Oren, N., Rahav, G., & Teichman, M. Role of family resources and paternal history of substance use problems in psychosocial adjustment among school-aged children. Journal of Drug Education; 38(3); 253-271; 2008-2009.

Peleg-Oren, N., Aran, O., Even-Zahav, R., Molina, O.,& Stanger, V. Supplementary educational model in social work education for health care. Social Work in Health Care; 47(3); 306-319;2008.

Peleg-Oren, N., Rahav, G., Teichman, M.. School-aged children of fathers with substance use disorder. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education; 52(2); 9-23; 2008.

Peleg-Oren, N., Aran, O., Even-Zahav, R., Macgowan, M.J., & Stanger, V. An innovative program in social work education. Journal of Teaching in Social Work; 27(3/4); 157-165; 2007.

Peleg-Oren, N. Psychosocial adjustment of young offspring of parents with substance abuse problem–Systematic review of current literature. Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work; 26; 77-94; 2007 (Hebrew with English abstract).

Peleg-Oren, N., Rahav, G., Teichman, M. “If fathers have eaten sour grapes, are their children’s teeth set on edge”?: The impact of parental substance abuse on children. Society & Welfare; 27(3); 403-422; 2007 (Hebrew with English abstract).

Peleg-Oren, N., Macgowan, M.J., & Even-Zahav, R. Field instructors’ commitment to student supervision: Testing the Investment Model. Social Work Education; 26(7); 684-696; 2007.

Peleg-Oren, N., Teichman, M. Young children of parents with substance use disorders (SUD): A review of the literature and implication for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions; 6(1/2); 49-62; 2006.

Sherer, M., Peleg-Oren, N. Differences of teachers’, field instructors, and students’ views on job analysis of social work students. Journal of Social Work Education; 41(2); 315-328; 2005.

Sherer, M., Peleg-Oren, N. Job Analysis of social work students in Israel Arete; 28(2); 68-81;2005.

Peleg-Oren, N., Even-Zahav, R. Why do field supervisors drop out of student supervision? The Clinical Supervisor; 23(2); 15-30; 2004.

Segal- Engelchin, D., Peleg-Oren, N., Packer, P., Pinchasi, B. Highlighting the community: A reflective model for the teaching of the social aspect of the profession. Society & Welfare; 24; 341-354; 2004 (Hebrew with English abstract).

Peleg-Oren, N., Sherer, M., Soskolne, V. Effect of gender on the social and psychological adjustment of cancer patients. Social Work in Health Care; 37(3); 17-34; 2003.

Peleg-Oren, N., Even-Zahav, R., Wozner, Y. Field instruction in social work in Israel in the 21st century. Society & Welfare;33(4); 475-492; 2003 (Hebrew with English abstract).

Savaya, R., Peleg-Oren, N., Stange, D., Geron, Y. Congruence of classroom and field instruction in social work: An empirical study. Social Work Education; 22(3); 297-308; 2003.

Peleg-Oren, N. A model of group intervention for children of parents with substance use disorders.  Society and Welfare; 22(3); 361-376; 2002 (Hebrew with English abstract).

Peleg-Oren, N. Drugs- Not Here!-Model of group intervention as preventive therapeutic tool for children of drug addicts. Journal of Drug Education; 32(3); 245-259; 2002.

Peleg-Oren, N. Group intervention for children of drug-addicted parents-Using expressive techniques. Clinical Social Work Journal; 30(4); 403-418; 2002.

Peleg-Oren, N., Rahav, G., Teichman, M. Social work and the treatment ofsubstance abuse in Israel. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions; 2(3/4); 85-96; 2002.

Peleg-Oren, N., Sherer, M. Cancer patients and their spouses–gender and its effects on psychological and social adjustment. Journal of Health Psychology; 6; 329-338; 2001.

Sherer, M., Peleg-Oren, N. An analysis of tasks and roles of students of social work in Israel. Society and Welfare; 21(4); 443-466; 2001 (Hebrew with English abstract).

Therapy Can Be Provided In English Or Hebrew