I was educated in Germany and the US. My professional background ranges from work in traditional clinical settings to being a staff therapist and group facilitator at the Esalen Institute.
In some 30 years of practicing psychotherapy, I have come to view most emotional struggles and all relationship crises as opportunities for re-engaging aspects of self-development and growth.
I've had extensive training in psycho-dynamic, family systems, Gestalt, cognitive, somatic, and mindfulness-oriented modalities of psychotherapy, and will apply insights and "tools of these trades" in our work together.
My approach is sensitive, empathic, and respectful, but also straightforward and direct. As you begin to explore and tell me about yourself, I will give you my well-considered and honest feedback .
And if you have misplaced your sense of humor, I will help you find it :).
psychotherapist for relationship problems, marriage counseling, couples therapy, life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, alcohol and drug abuse, behavioral addictions, anger, stress management, grief and loss, self development, personal growth, near Fairfax, San Anselmo, Novato, Kentfield.
I have not included any client testimonials here. They are considered ethically questionable, and can create unrealistic expectations. Ask me about a"trial session"at a discounted fee, and decide for yourself if you can benefit from working with me.