- Individual Psychotherapy (third wave CBT)
- Couples Therapy
- Psychological Counselling/ Coaching
ApproachIn general, I orient myself to scientifically founded methods and professional guidelines. In doing so, I want to embody a psychotherapy that is contemporary, humanistic, and progressive. I see the various therapy approaches as important complementary perspectives for a holistic understanding of the human being. The choice of interventions depends on the respective indication, in particular your consent, the symptoms, professional arguments, as well as my abilities and convictions. The guideline procedure that I work with is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). One should not be deceived by the name: this form of therapy does not focus solely on behavior, but also on thinking processes, emotions, physical processes, interactions, and biographical backgrounds. I like to work with approaches that are referred to as the "third wave" of CBT. They share an integrative (diagnosis and therapy school-transcending) orientation towards general human processes as well as a focus on mindfulness, acceptance, compassion, and biographically grown interaction patterns.
In addition to working on stressful/negative content, I think it is important that during therapy one also focuses on pleasant/positive aspects of life and of one's own person. This promotes the activation of "healthy" parts and preserves psychological balance. The promotion of resources, needs- and values-orientation, resilience, and coherence (finding meaning) therefore always accompanies the therapy process. For this, I like to use methods from positive psychology as well as narrative and experiential procedures.
I value diversity and feel personally and professionally committed to supporting groups of people who are affected by discrimination. Therefore, I advocate for greater consideration of issues of cultural competence, gender competence, and inclusion of people with disabilities in psychotherapeutic care and continue to educate myself in these areas. I have personal and professional experience with people who:
a) are BIPoC, expats, have migrated themselves or have families with a migration history,
b) are LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual, or otherwise not cisgender and heterosexual),
c) have physical or mental disabilities.
- Addictions, substance-related (alcohol, medication, drugs) and/or behavior-related (media, gambling, compulsive shopping)
- Anxiety, phobias, worries
- Bipolar and schizoaffective disorders
- Depression/ Burnout
- Personality disorders
- Psychological symptoms with physical illnesses or disabilities
- Psychosomatic/ Somatoform complaints, pain
- Schizophrenia/ Psychoses
- Sexual complaints
- Obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions