I obtained a 6-year graduate degree in Clinical Psychology (title: Diplom-Psychologe)at the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany in 1976 and emigrated to Canada. The University of Toronto evaluated this degree as equivalent to a Master’s Degree. Since the establishment of the College of Registered Psychotherapist, I have been a clinical member in good standing in this College.
In the past 40+ years, I have added to this training and experience individual, couples and family as well as group therapy and a variety of interventions and approaches. Working in community agencies and a women’s shelter has added sensitivity and commitment to trauma and anti-violence work. For 20 years I have been passionately engaged as a full-time psychotherapist at Women’s College Hospital in the Trauma Therapy Program. I retired at the end of 2018 and am now offering private appointments and supervision.
Specialties and experience:
I have experience helping my clients with a variety of life challenges, including:
- Carefully revisiting traumatic experiences from childhood and throughout life while fostering healthy integration in the present
- Depression and anxiety
- Fostering healthy relationships in the family and in your social circle
- Separation and divorce
- Meeting health and work challenges
I have training in family mediation and marriage and family therapy, trauma therapy, working with dissociation and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have conducted numerous interpersonal and psycho-educational groups. I have experience supervising new and developing psychotherapists and am approved as a supervisor by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I speak German and English fluently and can converse in Spanish and a little in French
I have held a status appointment with the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, for supervision in marriage and couples therapy, offered practicum supervision to numerous Psychotherapy students from U of T (OISE) and am continuing to provide supervision to other Psychotherapists and Social Workers.