About

I am passionate about supporting people to live the fulfilled life they want, thrive in their job and career, and savor authentic relationships.

Your therapy will be unique to your needs. I see psychotherapy working by addressing the emotional/behavioral patterns and relationship styles we learn in childhood that sometimes do not work in adulthood. I meet my clients in their personal experience with compassion, and I guide them in an inquiry into their issues, sometimes challenging them with different perspectives or with goals that will help them push past their experience of feeling stuck.

 

Education

John F. Kennedy University - Campbell, CA
Masters of Arts - Counseling Psychology
Bachelors of Arts - Psychology

 

Professional Experience 

Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies - San Francisco
Member of the core faculty in the Integral Counseling Psychology (ICP) department. Teaching classes such as Family Dynamics & Therapy, Multicultural Counseling & the Family, Integrative Seminar, Couples Therapy, Clinical Lab. 

The Marina Counseling Center - San Francisco
Trainer for trainees and interns of their Marriage and Family Therapy program

 

Professional Training

Sex Therapy Certificate Program at California Institute of Integral Studies
Training to become a licensed AASECT  (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist) sex therapist. 

Sex Therapy Consultation Group
Consultation to become a licensed AASECT  (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist) sex therapist. 

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 
Completed the Externship and Core Skills training in EFT couples therapy. 

Hakomi & RCS (Re-creation of the Self) Training
Completed various Hakomi and RCS trainings in mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. 

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute
Level 1 training in emotionally-focused, relationship-centered therapy based on current research in affective neuroscience and human development.

Having grown up in Europe in a family of different cultures and languages, I bring a deep understanding to diversity, social structures, and gender roles that shape people’s lives.  I speak fluently English and German.

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