Born 1972, married since 1995, 2 children.
After finishing German High School with the Abitur, I went to Canada to study Theology with the main emphasis on Psychology and Soziologe. I successfully finished my studies with the Bachelor in 1997. After returning to Germany in 2002 I was working for 12 years as a Christian Counselor in a diaconal institution and was also actively working as a psychological counselor.
During this time I have noticed that the boundaries between Counseling and Therapy are often not well definable and frequently merge.
My psychological knowledge has helped me many times, but I knew that - without a proper license- I would not be allowed to cross the line to therapy. And I needed additional "tools" in order to be able to help those, who are in need for therapy.
That is when I have decided upon entering further education. I have learned many skills and therapy methods during this time, but my core competencies lie in (kognitiv) behavioral and person-centred therapy according to C. Rogers.
After successfully finishing my studies and my exams in 2015, I received my Approval of the State to practice psychotherapy in Germany. Immediately after that I was offered a position in a practice in Hannover. There- as well as later in a second practice- I was able to deepen my knowledge and experiences in the treatments of (among others) Personality Disorders, Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety as well as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Phobias.
On May 1st 2017 I opened my practice in Holzminden.
It is my deep desire to help people rediscover their horizon- or newly discover it.
As well it is very important to me to meet people and their distress and worries with dignity and respect, independent from their position in society, origin, religion or world view.
As a therapist I am under ongoing supervision. The goal here is to evaluate and reassess my methods of treatment and to further learn and optimize them.