ABOUT

The focus of any consultation or therapy must be always the client and his/her concerns. It is important for the client to find the right “match”. Not every therapist is right for every client. Below you will find information about me, my practice and therapy methods, in the hope that it will help you with pre-screening.  In case of any additional questions please contact me during my telephone hours or by email.

Information about email, phone number and telephone hours can be found here

Career

From an early age, there were mainly two topics that interested me in various forms and expressions: creativity and medicine (also in a broader sense). My path to my own practice for psychotherapy first led me to studies in humanities and medicine at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, studying fine art and music at private academies in the USA, and working as a human resources manager for international companies in the US. After years of professional and personal Version 2development, it became clear to me that I was most interested in a holistic approach to health, particularly health of the mind, as it so profoundly influences the physical health in return. So, I found my true calling in psychotherapeutic work and counseling. My knowledge about fine arts, humanities and music proved to be a valuable resource and my keen interest in medicine has often served me. Ultimately, however, it was my inexhaustible interest in my fellow human beings and the exploration of the true Self (as C.G. Jung postulates it), which has led me to undergo further training and become a holistic practitioner for psychotherapy (“Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie“). Subsequently, I successfully passed the written and oral exam conducted by the Department of Health, City of Munich and was licensed as a holistic practitioner for psychotherapy (“Heilpraktiker beschränkt auf das Gebiet der Psychotherapie“). I am also a trained therapist for „Crisis, Bereavement and Dying“. In addition, I successfully completed professional training in A.R.T. and M.F.T. with Dr. med. Klinghardt in Seattle and Systemic Family Constellations with Sieglinde Schneider in Munich, as well as internships with Jakob Schneider (Family Constellations) and at the Clinic for Palliative Medicine Hospice Barmherzige Brüder (hospice work) in Munich-Nymphenburg. Methods likely to be used in counseling are talk therapy (Carl R. Rogers), techniques used in trauma therapy and aspects of behavioral therapy, Family Constellations, Thought Field Therapy (TFT), rituals and methods used in grief therapy.

It goes without saying, that ongoing professional training, supervision and personal development are important components of my professional (and personal) life. I am a member of the following associations:

  • ACBS – Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Trauma Hilfe Zentrum München
  • Professional Association for Health Services and Welfare (Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege)