I am a native German, having lived and traveled in the Middle East for three years after which I pursued my studies in the US. I currently live in Switzerland surrounded by nature and the beautiful mountains.
I received my Ph.D. in health psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), focusing on the effects of breathing meditations on the ability to self-regulate. Besides my training in health psychology, I received my psychotherapy training (behavioral therapy) in Germany and I am a licensed psychotherapist in Switzerland.
I work with adults from all age. Given that I have worked at clinic for burnout and stress related diseases, I found that those are the topics that I work with quite often. My approach is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), meaning we look at what matters to you in life (values) and how you can pivot your life towards a sense of meaning and purposefulness. Because living a life that is guided my meaning and purpose is a great source of resiliency during times of stress and pressure. For those who are interested, I also incorporate complementary body-mind techniques such as yoga and meditation.
To say that I enjoy accompanying people on their journey through life would be an oversimplification of how I feel about my work. Rather, it is a great sense of purpose and gratitude for being able to practice this wonderful profession.