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