I'm a Berlin-based practitioner specializing in body-oriented psychotherapy, somatic therapy and bodywork according to the Grinberg Method® with twelve years of experience working with clients. Supporting people to make life changes, gain more self-confidence, overcome fear and pain, achieve their goals and improve their overall health and well-being, is an extremely rewarding profession. Together with my colleague Lisa Sundermeyer, I run the Center for Bodywork and Psychotherapy in Prenzlauer Berg.
Having grown up in the United States, I first moved to Berlin in 1999. After completing my studies in political science, Latin American studies and international relations, I worked for the Berlin daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. My research there on various mental health issues drove me to seek a profession in which I would join people in their struggles to regain their strength and self-esteem, rather than observe and write about their conditions. Thus I began the 3-year-studies to become a practitioner of the Grinberg Method. In 2011, I became a state-certified non-medical therapist (Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie).
The birth of my daughter (2013) and my son (2015) taught me a new sense of body awareness and giving into as well as adjusting to the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy and motherhood. This led me to specialize in working with women during these intense periods of transition and recovery.