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Silke Claßen

Systemic (Family-) Therapist (SG)

I work with individuals, couples and families and receive my clients with compassion and openness. My work is systemic, emotion-focused and guided by the clients values. Mindfulness practice can also be included.

About

I am half dutch, half german and lived in Venezuela for 2 years. My clients desribe me as open, compassionate, honest and still sensitive. Personally and professionally I stand for authenticity, the courage in vulnerability and setting healthy boundaries for ourselves. I approach different lifestyles, relationship models, identities and sexual orientations in an open and appreciative way.

My Approach

I chose the systemic approach to therapy because I strongly believe, that a lot of symptoms are not defects but (survival-) strategies we aquired in our family system. In therapy, I encourage and support my clients to acknowledge this and then develop new, more helpful strategies. During my training, I realized that emotions and values are important factors that guide our behaviour and need to be attended to. So I completed further trainings in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy). I am also a Mindfulness Trainer for Kids and adolescents. In my individual therapy sessions with adults, brief Mindfulness techniques play a important part as well. *Please note that I am not trained to work with addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, video games etc.), severe depression, PTSD (Post traumatic stress syndrome) or psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, hearing voices, paranoid thoughts).*

My Qualifications

Education

2015-2018
Training as a systemic therapist at the SIA (Systemic Institute for Mindfulness), Berlin
2018
Licensed as Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie, Bezirksamt Tempelhof-Schöneberg Berlin
2018
Emotion-focused Couple Therapy (EFT-P) with Prof. Dr Les Greenberg, Prof. Dr Rhonda Goldman and Dr Serine Warwar, SIA Berlin
2017
ACT training for trauma, anxiety and depression, working with adolescents, Dr. Russ Harris, Australia
2015-2017
Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Dr. Russ Harris, Jason Luoma PhD, Kirk Strohsal PhD, Tom Pinkall and Siang Be
2015
Mindfulness Year Training, Arbor Seminars, Berlin
2015
Mindfulness training for children and adolescents in schools (Mindful Schools)
2011-2013
Theatre Pedagogy Training, SPI Berlin
2010
Nonviolent communication according to Marshall B. Rosenberg at Forum Demokratie, Düsseldorf
2007
Postgraduate master’s degree in Intercultural Education (M.Ed.), FU Berlin
2005
Master’s degree in Psychology/Pedagogics/Linguistics (M.A.), RWTH Aachen University

Experience

since April 2019
Staff member at SIA Berlin
since 2018
Systemic therapy in private practice
since 2015
Systemic coaching and systemic counselling in private practice
2007-2009
Implementation of intercultural trainings for young people at the Goethe-Institut Beijing, China
 and the Goethe Institut Caracas, Venezuela
2008-2009
Course leader for German as a foreign language for adults and teenagers at the Goethe Institut Caracas, Venezuela
2007
Internship, Theatre Pedagogy, GRIPS Theater, Berlin
2003-2005
Providing educational support at Help e.V., Aachen, in two children’s homes and a residential group for young mothers

Languages

Dutch, English, Spanish

Book a session

Fri Feb 28
Sat Feb 29
Sun Mar 01