The purpose of my therapy is to enable the person to handle and cope with current difficulties by exploring the past and present narratives of that person’s life and helping to thicken those, which reveal ability and positive attributes. I work from the narrative motto: “The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem” and therefore my focus involves a process of externalizing the problem, co-investigating its influences, and supporting the person in “re-authoring” his or her experience and identity to include sufficient commitment, hope and resistance to the problems.
I completed my education as a psychologist at the University of Copenhagen in 2013, with a master's degree and work experience in the clinical field.
I have experience with both individual and couples’ therapy as well as crisis intervention, and my training has been within the field of narrative therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
On a more personal note, for most part of my life I have been an expat myself, living for many years in Riyadh and Buenos Aires and now of course Berlin. I therefore have a good understanding of the difficulties that can arise when having to integrate into a new society.
CBT is a structured therapy focused primarily on current concerns and difficulties, core values and beliefs, as well as aims for the future. It has proven efficient for depression, anxiety disorders, stress-related problems, low self-esteem, relationship problems and many other issues.
The aim of the therapy is to help you cope with your difficulties through a collaborative use of cognitive-behavioral strategies, narrative methods and tools tailored for your specific needs. To learn more about which problems cognitive-behavioral therapy specifically can help with, go to the website of my Danish colleagues, who also practice CBT: www.cbtberlin.com.
My office is located in Neukölln, Berlin. It is close to the Karl-Marx-Straße U-Bahn station.