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Our mission is to encourage differentiated people to thrive in differentiated relationships - connecting people to themselves and others and to feel free.

The Potential State is, in essence, Assael and Galit’s relational space. Both with a deep curiosity for relationships, people and experiences, they strive to share and model their discoveries as they continue to grow, expand, stretch and learn.

Assael and Galit each bring their unique and complimentary set of skills and acquired knowledge to nurture an environment to feel freely. They believe that the means to a positive, healthy and inclusive society start first and foremost with our most cherished interactions and relationships.

Together, we strive to model a generosity of spirit and an ability to identify, communicate and process our beliefs, thoughts and emotions, so as to foster more and more spaces where people can bring their full authentic selves.


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”


Howard Thurman

Assael Romanelli, Ph.D.


Assael Romanelli, Ph.D., is a clinical social worker, licensed Couple & Family Therapist and supervisor, as well as an international trainer and facilitator.


He is the founder and co-director of The Potential State which is a playground for his life’s passions - art, therapy and education. Assael is an accredited Playback Theatre Trainer (APTT) and has been performing, researching, conducting and teaching PT for over a decade. Drawing on this breadth of knowledge from the therapeutic world, Psychodrama, NLP and Improv, Assael has fostered a rich, multi-layered approach to personal growth.

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Romanelli has trained a wide range of individuals and helping professionals to become more spontaneous, playful and effective in their life and work.


Assael aims to be a egoist and altruist at the same time by bringing his teachings that were earned through blood, sweat and tears from his clinical and academic background, but mainly from his marriage to Galit, who is the best therapist he never had.

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Galit Romanelli, M.A

Galit Romanelli is a certified coach with an M.A in Gender studies, a certified lactation coach, and a Ph.D. student in Gender Studies at Bar Ilan University researching maternal shame.

She is the founder of
M.Other Milk, an infant feeding storytelling platform that empowers M.Others to share and process their infant feeding journey, as well as works to expand the social discourse by showcasing a vast range of experiences. She is the co-director of the Potential State Since 2018.


Galit specializes in illuminating and celebrating people’s strengths and experiences so they can feel seen and heard in order to foster impactful authentic connections while cultivating social change through gentle advocacy.


For over a decade Galit has worked with change-agents around the globe to expand their reach and amplify their missions.

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