Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.

- Viktor Frankl​ 

 

Collaborative Approach

As needed, I may refer clients to other community healthcare professionals such as psychiatrists, dietitians, physicians and naturopathic doctors on cases that require a multidisciplinary approach.

Approach & Philosophy

relational & holistic

 

I believe that life is a journey and that each person has a unique path to discover -- as sojourners, the relationships we build along the way are a vital part of finding both psychological and emotional health. Likewise, I consider the therapeutic relationship to be an important part of the counseling process.

 

My primary philosophical approach to counseling is from a holistic perspective, integrating psychology, physiology, and spirituality or mind/emotions, body, and spirit.  I seek to treat the whole person and take the time to address all aspects of my clients’ lives in order to promote healing, growth, and transformation. I make it my first priority to listen to each client's individual story and get to know the whole person: Who are you? What brought you here? What has motivated you to seek change and healing? What has meaning for you? As the therapeutic relationship develops, sessions become a time of collaborative and deep exploration.

 

I draw from several therapeutic models, ranging from a cognitive behavioral approach -- oriented toward changing maladaptive thought and behavioral patterns; to a deeper psychodynamic focus on uncovering deeply embedded beliefs and values which may be having an impact on the healing process.  I am also highly influenced by an existential therapeutic philosophy as well as, gestalt therapy, which focus on living a fully authentic and meaningful life in the here and now.  As each person and situation are unique, I make every effort to match the counseling approach to the specific needs of my clients.

 

Furthermore, as the mind and body are intricately connected, I integrate scientifically supported complementary methods that focus on the whole person -- such as various contemplative practices, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, which are proven to bring a sense of calm and well-being to both mind and body. 

 

I believe that we are all spiritual beings and that finding purpose and meaning along life’s journey is important. While I have personally been influenced by both psychological theory and a deep faith in God, I have the utmost respect for the individual spiritual paths and faith traditions of all my clients and seek to honor this in therapy.

 

As a counselor, I welcome open dialogue, and if you have any questions or would like to explore further my approach to therapy, please just ask.

Location

Osterbronnstraße 54

70565 Stuttgart, Germany

Tel +49 (0)171.423.0472

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