COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE IN ATLANTA, INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AND COUPLES THERAPY
Located in Decatur, GA
Currently, I am offering both in person sessions and online video therapy sessions. I am a Certified Clinical TeleMental Health Provider.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia.
in 1981, I graduated from the University of Duesseldorf/Germany with a degree in Psychology. I have lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA. In my professional life, I have gained extensive experience in different settings and roles in the field of counseling and psychotherapy. I value my work as a Behavior Therapy-oriented supervisor in Germany and Switzerland, where I oversaw and taught trainee therapists and coached multidisciplinary teams in psychiatric hospitals.
I am certified in the practice of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Grief Counseling. In couples therapy, I like to use Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I speak English, German, and Dutch, and provide therapy to individuals speaking any of those languages.
I practice Iyengar Yoga and had the opportunity to study with advanced teachers in India.
My services include counseling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples, and I specialize in the treatment of the following problems and conditions:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Trauma- and stress-related disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Aggressive and oppositional defiant disorder
Troubled parent-child interaction
Difficult couple relationship
Existential and life crises
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
COUNSELING AND THERAPY CONCEPT
I trained in Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalytical/Depth Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, EMDR Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I experienced therapy firsthand as part of my training.
My therapy concept is integrative and includes different therapy methods, but I work from a primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - oriented perspective that addresses dysfunctional thoughts, emotions and maladaptive behavior with special consideration of the specific needs and resources. Within this framework I like to offer Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP Therapy), in order to reduce and eliminate symptoms by teaching clients how to face their fears in a gentle, supportive therapeutic environment.
If you experienced a stress-related incident or trauma, I may use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR Therapy).
I have completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my therapy work.