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 about cultures and the people within. 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 and its pressures.
I finished my master's in Clinical Psychology in March of 2019 and have been practicing as a psychotherapist at Southern California Counseling Center since March of 2018. There, I have completed the training for individual, family, and couples counseling as well as for sex therapy. In addition, I was a facilitator of a probation department approved domestic violence group. And I am trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model®, the Community Resiliency Model®, and Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
All of my studies and the personal work I have done are informing my work as a therapist as I can borrow from a wide range of areas in psychology and techniques, including evidence-based practices, to better support you in your healing process in a collaborative, creative, and effective way.