How I work. What I have learned. What inspires me.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
Empathic connection and respect for your experience form the essential basis of my work. I want to give you a sense of safety, both within the session and in the contact with me.
I would like to support you in feeling more secure and more authentic with, and inside, yourself. I offer you space, my time and my clear presence so you can, at your own pace, take the steps you could not dare take before.
Maybe you could not dare take them because you had to adapt to an environment in which there was no support for you. Or you had to acquire habits and behavior which were useful in the past but today do not make sense anymore. Whatever the reasons, our “inner knowing” wants us to make it through life successfully by revising, or getting ready to revise, old habitual patterns and learning new behaviors.
However, to leave behind old attitudes, ways of thinking, self-images and behavior patterns is hardly, if at all, possible alone. A trusting and solid therapeutic relationship provides the sound ground from which you can look step-by-step at past experience and its resulting thoughts, self-images and values, then try out new and healthier self-images.
The body is the shore on the ocean of being.
A Sufi saying
Because memories, knowledge and the potential for change are stored in the body, and because speaking is often not enough, I include perception of the body and impulses coming from inside the body. Most often this results in access to your very own being, to unknown / unexpected / unimagined resources of authentic identity, confidence, self-regulation and strength.
My professional background
2017 – present Full-time psychotherapist / psychoanalyst / trauma-therapist in private practice
2012 – 2017 Individual and group psychotherapist in psychosomatic clinic (Wiegmann-Klinik in Westend Krankenhaus, Berlin) and psychotherapist in private practice
2015 – 2017 Education and training in Neuroaffective Psychotherapy (NAPT – Marianne Bentzen), Netherlands
2012 – 2015 Education and training in Somatic Experiencing® (SE – Peter Levine), Berlin
1992 – 2011 Professional Education, Training and Experience in New York, USA
Education and training in Authentic Movement with Zoe Avstreih and Janet Adler (1992 – 2003)
Working as a dance and movement therapist in inpatient psychiatry (North Central Bronx Hospital, New York, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, 1994 – 1999)
Education and training in C.G. Jung Analytical Psychology (1999 – 2005)
Working as an individual and group therapist in authentic movement (1995 – 2003)
Working as a Jungian psychotherapist/psychoanalyst in private practice (2005 – 2011)
1980 – 1992 Training in Modern Dance und Improvisation, Berlin
1988 – 1992 Training at the Institute for Dance- and Movement Therapy, Hamburg
1981 – 1988 Studying Medicine at Medical School Hannover