I am a San Francisco based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Certificate in Psychoanalysis. I was born in Germany and raised in both, Germany and the United States of America. I completed my Master's in Clinical Psychology from New College of California in 2004 and my Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in 2015. In my previous career I earned a Doctor of Science and worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Over the years, I developed a unique combination of interpersonal psychoanalysis, scientific theory, psychodynamic and dialectical behavior therapy techniques, which helps me to work with my clients in a comprehensive manner.
In my 15 years of experience, I have worked with hundreds of clients from all walks of life. My work has provided me with a deep insight and a practical view of the problems people face in their professional and personal lives. Be it clinical depression, anxiety, death of a loved one, emotional distress due to separation, addiction, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress, hypersensitivity, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, loss of job, or an other issues that is affecting your mental health negatively.
My approach towards treating my clients is a combination of clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychotherapy, which helps bridge the gap between a clinical and psychological perspective, irrespective of what kind of psychological issues you are facing. I use a particular kind of listening to help clients discover themselves. At times, I provide new perspectives, challenge old assumptions, and offer useful tools so clients can begin to take their lives in new directions.