I believe therapy should be a place of safety and comfort where you feel able and supported to approach challenges in a calm and reflective environment. A place where you are able to find different ways to move towards improvement and harmony.
Life is filled with everyday challenges, and sometimes these tasks become too much to handle on our own. It’s ok to take a step back, let vulnerability in, and ask for help. In the same way that we take action in caring for our health, we should be encouraged to care for our mind, heart, and soul.
individual, every couple, every family
for solutions, ideas, & creativity.
Expectations are beliefs that something should happen. They can be small, or they can be intricate. The problem is that we rarely bring these expectations forth, and we rarely share them with each other…
I am a Marriage & Family Therapist practicing in private practice in Hamburg, Germany, in the beautiful neighborhood of Ottensen. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy in English and Spanish.
My specialty areas include:
- Mood disorders (anxiety, depression)
- Stress management
- Pre and Post Pregnancy support
- Relational problems
- Couple conflict
- Separation and Divorce
- Family conflict
- Life transitions
- Cultural transitions
- Grief & Loss
My clinical approach stems from a broad base of theoretical practices, including Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Gottman Approach to therapy for couples. When applicable, I use evidence-based interventions.
Marriage and Family Therapy does not only mean that my only focus is helping families and couples/relationships, rather it means that I seek to understand how symptoms and problems work inside a larger systemic context. When applicable and beneficial to the current treatment, I strive to collaborate with other medical and mental health professionals.
My goal is to collaborate with you and make this journey comfortable, full of hope, and filled with empathy, compassion, and respect. It’s really important to find a therapist with whom you feel at ease and there’s mutual understanding and compatibility. This is why, if you are interested in therapy, I will be happy to speak with you further to determine if working together would be a good option for you.
- B.A. in Psychology and minor in Music Performance (University of Texas at El Paso, USA), 2008
- M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy (University of San Diego, USA), 2010
- Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy (Northcentral University, USA) in progress
- AAMFT (American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy)
- DGSF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Systemische Therapie, Beratung und Familientherapie e.V.)
reconnecting as a couple and
regrouping as individuals