Therapy for couples and individuals in German and English. My methodological focus lies in emotion-focused-therapy (EFT) for couples and body-oriented systemic therapy. Self-compassion and mindfulness inform all my work.
Being passionate about psychology and therapy on both a professional and personal level, I have developed a special interest in the topic of romantic relationships and how to help making them healthy and fulfilling. I have experienced how life circumstances and individual characteristics can challenge intimate relationships and on the other hand, how love-relationships can influence how we go through life, e.g. affecting major decisions or, when in crisis, can severly impact our well-being and mental health. I am convinced about the importance of healthy love-relationships not only for our individual well-being, but also for our society.
I am able to offer services at a lower fee to a limited number of clients with financial need on a case-by-case basis.
My desire for gaining a deep understanding of couple's dynamics has lead me to EFT (emotion-focused couples therapy). From the EFT point of view, we are built to connect, to depend on each other and to seek closeness. Sometimes, as we seek these things in relationships, we end up locked in a negative cycle with our partner where our actions generate further disconnection instead of connection. In my practice, I will help you identify how your personal negative cycle works and what perpetuates it.
I work both with couples and also with individuals, in case only one part of the couple feels ready to seek help.
Methods and psychological constructs that especially inform my work with individual clients, are body-oriented systemic therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic yoga, and personality typing. With the help of these, I want to help you finding how to get out of patterns of thought, behaviour and emotion that don't serve you. Topics I work with are, among others, depression, anxiety, and grief.
2020 Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie, Gesundheitsamt Berlin-Lichtenberg
2019 M. Sc. Clinical Psychology, Universität Potsdam. Master thesis: "Does self-compassion foster affective well-being in daily life via adaptive stress processes?"
2019 EFT-Externship, Berlin (Mathias Angelstorf)
2017 Somatic Yoga teacher training (200h), Somatische Akademie Berlin
2016 Body-oriented systemic therapy, Gesellschaft für systemische Therapie Berlin
2014 B. Sc. Psychology, Universität Potsdam
Besides my practice with couples, I have experience in working with autistic children and their families (Oberlinhaus Potsdam, 2013-2015), and as a research assistant at Universität Potsdam (between 2011 and 2016). During a six-month long internship at BIF (Berliner Insitut für Familientherapie), I have deepend my knowledge about systemic therapy. With both my professional education and my personal experiences with many different kinds of therapy approaches, I have learned providing a secure space, a trustful relationship and empowerment for my clients.