LICSW, HP-psych, PCC
Am I a good fit for you?
As an Expat parent, I provide psychotherapy and coaching for many other Expat parents in intercultural relationships, struggling with identity loss, career changes, family role changes and relationship satisfaction. Other areas in which I specialize include:
- Postpartum Depression
- Career Coaching
- Life Coaching
- Racial Trauma
- Terminal Illnesses & Dying
Long-term working relationships with regular and consistent appointments tend to be the most transformative and meaningful for clients working with me. We build a co-created therapeutic working relationship in which we both look at what your needs are and what you respond to best. I then integrate elements of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches as needed.
Read more about why I became a therapist and my ideas about what therapy should be, in an interview with Jennelle.
After growing up near Boston, I first studied Psychology at Bates College in Maine. I later completed a Masters in Clinical Social Work at Smith School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. This provided the foundation for my psychodynamic and integrative talk-therapy approach. Before moving abroad I gained experience in family, group and individual therapy in my work with hospice patients & families, Veterans, and patients in an intensive psychiatric outpatient program.
Not knowing how I could continue her career upon arriving in Munich, I learned German in order to work as a counselor at a Sozial Psychiatrischer Dienst. I also worked on a multi-professional therapeutic team for patients with Psychosis at the Soteria within the Isar-Amper-Klinikum Munich before opening a private practice with recognition as a Heilpraktiker for Psychotherapy.
Professional Coaching Certification
My desire to coach came out of her experience at the short-term day-treatment program at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Working with individuals of all ages who chose to take time out of their routine in search of a significant life change, she saw this “time-out” to be transformative. For example, when clients lose a job or retire, they are given an important opportunity to use this “road-block.” With the right reframing, one can see this obstacle as a chance to focus on values of health and redirect to take balance and well-being into account. Through this work, I have seen that choosing to live according to our values leads to a happier and more rewarding life. It is this sense of wholeness and fulfilment that many of us strive for which inspires my coaching practice.
Before moving to Germany, I studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in order to coach other international Expats. With 8 years of coaching experience I am now certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) according to the International Coaching Federation.
€125 per 50 minute Psychotherapy or Coaching session
€235 per 90 minute Couples session
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