My past experiences have shaped my journey toward becoming a therapist. Originally from Germany, I have worked and studied in Los Angeles for the past 18 years. All of it has sparked my curiosity of cultures and its people. I first explored the field of Anthropology for my undergraduate studies to better understand cultures and social systems. This set off a deeper need to find out about us, the individuals who need to navigate through the given culture.
I finished my masters in Clinical Psychology in March of 2019 and have been practicing as a therapist at Southern California Counseling Center since March of 2018. There, I have completed the training for individual, family, and couples counseling as well as a course in sex therapy. In addition, I am an intake coordinator for The Abuse Prevention Program (TAPP) where I facilitate a domestic violence group. While I have also been educated in the Trauma Resiliency Model® and Community Resiliency Model®, I have started a vigorous trauma training, which includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
All of these factors are influencing how I work with you in the room as I can borrow from a wide range of ideas and techniques, including evidence-based practices, to better support you in your healing process in a collaborative, creative, and gentle way.