Areas of Focus
With a background in social pedagogy and social work, my career path has led me from family counseling and sexual education to therapeutic support through music therapy and psychotherapy. This diverse experience enables me to provide comprehensive and individualized support to individuals facing various life challenges.
You are in the right place with me if you are dealing with the following topics:
Finding Your Own Path
Lifestyles | Identities
(Interpersonal) Relationships | Relationship Conflicts
Sexuality | Queer* | Kinkaware
Childhood | Adolescence
Quarterlife | Midlife
and other crises
Migration | Sense Of Belonging | Expats
Family members of burdened or ill individuals
Living with disabilities and the question:
"Who is disabling whom?"
Coping with Chronic Illnesses
Farewell | Grief
Challenging life situations
Stress | Anxiety
What is Psychotherapy and how can it be of help to me?
Psychotherapy is a professional approach to treating emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems. Its aim is to help individuals improve their mental health and overcome personal challenges. Psychotherapy can be beneficial for people of all ages and with various psychological difficulties.
In a psychotherapeutic session, you work closely with a professionally trained psychotherapist. It provides an opportunity to openly share thoughts, feelings, and experiences while the therapist empathetically listens, provides support, and offers new perspectives.
During psychotherapy, you can learn to cope with stressful or traumatic events, recognize and change negative thought patterns, build healthier relationships, and promote self-reflection. It's important to note that psychotherapy is a confidential space where your privacy and personal information are protected.
What is Person-Centered Psychotherapy?
In person-centered psychotherapy, developed by Carl R. Rogers, it is believed that you have the inherent ability to heal yourself. This approach focuses on your personality and individual background. The person-centered therapist creates a safe space where clients can express themselves openly and gain a better understanding of themselves. The therapist actively listens and strives to create an empathetic atmosphere, emphasizing empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard—without judgment or imposing advice.
Unlike other therapeutic approaches, the relationship between the client and therapist takes center stage in person-centered psychotherapy. A trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship forms the foundation for the success of this approach.
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy includes a deliberate use of music to promote physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. The effects of music therapy are as diverse as the music used. It can help reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, alleviate pain, enhance emotional understanding, and improve mood. Additionally, music therapy can strengthen communication, self-confidence, and social skills.
After clarifying individual needs and goals, music can be used in various ways. We can actively engage in playing instruments, singing, or being moved by recorded music. I also select specific music pieces to promote certain moods, emotions, or expression.
No prior knowledge of music or instruments is necessary.
Walk & Talk
What is Walk and Talk and is it suitable for me?
In addition to home visits, I offer another option for mobile psychotherapy:
Walk and Talk is a way to conduct therapy during a walk in nature. Instead of sitting in a traditional therapy room, we walk together outdoors. We literally "walk" through our session. During Walk and Talk, you have the opportunity to engage in physical movement while simultaneously discussing thoughts and feelings. This approach can be particularly beneficial if you feel uncomfortable in enclosed spaces or find it easier to talk while in motion. The walk can create a relaxed atmosphere and facilitate conversation. Additionally, the movement can help reduce stress and clear the mind. Overall, Walk and Talk can be a refreshing and effective way to receive psychotherapeutic support by combining movement, nature, and conversation.
What is included in online counseling?
In addition to my in-person services, I also offer online counseling. Through various digital channels such as video calls, chat messages, or email, I communicate with my clients. Online counseling allows individuals to receive support from the comfort of their own homes or any other location without the need to physically visit my office.
Online counseling offers several advantages. Firstly, it allows for flexible scheduling since it is not tied to a specific location. Secondly, it provides clients with a certain level of anonymity and privacy as they can engage in counseling from a place of their choosing. Furthermore, online counseling can be beneficial for individuals who face difficulties accessing the office due to distance, physical limitations, or other circumstances.
However, certain conditions need to be met to ensure successful online counseling. Whether online counseling is suitable in your specific case will be discussed during our initial session.