I was born in 1970, and have lived in Basel, Bern, Siena (Italy) and Washington, DC. I am a native German speaker, fluent in English, and proficient in Italian and French.
My husband and I have two children.
MAS, Advanced Studies in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, University of Basel
lic. phil., Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology and Psychopathology, University of Bern
Independent Psychotherapist and Consultant
Provided psychotherapy and stress management counseling. Consulted with substance abuse clinic on
integrating mindfulness practices into curriculum and provided staff training.
Psychologist, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel
Provided psychotherapy for a diverse inpatient and outpatient population. Mentored psychiatrists in
Group Therapist, Kolmac Clinic, Washington, DC
Provided group therapy in an outpatient substance abuse program.
Mental Health Counselor, Multicultural Clinical Center, Springfield, VA
Provided home-based counseling to youth at risk.
Psychologist, Praxis am Claraplatz, Basel
Provided psychotherapy for clients with depression, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders in a private
Psychologist, Reha-Zentrum für Drogen- und Mehrfachabhängige Niederlenz
Conducted diagnostic assessments and provided psychotherapy in an inpatient substance abuse program. Served
as acting director during the director’s leave.
Psychologist, Klinik für Suchtkranke Im Hasel
Provided psychotherapy in an inpatient substance abuse program. (Stepped in to replace a staff member on
Rehabilitation Specialist, Vesta, Inc. Forestville
Facilitated skills groups in a psychiatric day program. Designed and taught a psychoeducation curriculum for
clients to learn about their conditions and to exchange strategies for managing symptoms and coping with
Crisis Counselor, DC Rape Crisis Center, Washington, DC
Provided crisis support to survivors of domestic violence and rape (volunteer position).
Additional Professional Qualifications
Workshops and supervision in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Workshops and supervision in Schema Therapy
Workshops in CBASP (Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy)
Workshops in TEK (Training of Emotional Competencies)
Training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Training in Crisis Counseling for survivors of sexual violence