Are you looking for active, engaging counseling or therapy? Are you facing problems that you feel incapable of resolving on your own? Do you feel stuck on certain issues or questions regarding yourself, your relationship, your family?
In my practice for couples therapy, psychotherapy (HeilprG) and sex therapy in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg I offer support and guidance as you explore new perspectives and coping strategies for the issues you are struggling with. I help you identify and access strengths and resources that you may not be aware of. Understanding the problems, their causes, and their impact on you, your current situation and your relationships with other people can provide valuable insights in this process.
I provide a safe space in which I encourage you through my questions and interventions to explore and test new ways of understanding and handling your issues. Together we develop concrete goals and regularly revisit and examine these as the therapy progresses.
Throughout the process, I put a high value on providing a warm and respectful atmosphere characterized by candor, acceptance and trust.
I offer couples therapy, psychotherapy (HeilprG) and sex therapy in German and English and work with people of all cultural backgrounds, bicultural couples, with people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Therapeutic approach: systemic and integrative
The general approach I work with is known as Systemic Therapy. “Systemic” means seeing a person in their individual situation as well as their interconnections with their partner, family members, friends, colleagues and social environment. This is the context in which Systemic Therapy reads and addresses the client’s situation and issues as well as patterns of interaction. As a systemic therapist, I am interested in (1) what happens between people – seeing a person as a member of a relationship, family or network and understanding the dynamics of these relationships and in (2) what happens within a person – examining a person’s patterns of thought, behavior and perception.
Systemic therapy is a scientifically proven and effective method of psychotherapy (German Advisory Council on Psychotherapy, 2008).
In addition to Systemic Therapy, I integrate other therapeutic approaches according to the specific needs and particular issues of the individual or couple I work with. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
I am also trained as a Sex Therapist.