My Practice

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Supervision, Teaching.


I offer both long-term psychoanalytic treatment as well as more focused counseling for relationship problems, career transitions, and other life crises. I also work with couples, adolescents, and families.


Psychotherapy groups are intense and process-oriented, balancing between the content of the discussion, the role of individual members, and the dynamic that establishes the group as a whole.


Supervision applies theoretical discussion to case studies. Get clarity about your clients, and explore the dynamics between client and therapist. Therapists from diverse theoretical orientations are invited to try it out.

My Story

My Story

I grew up in Bavaria, Germany, and studied psychology and philosophy at the University of Munich. I worked as a psychological assistant at the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Munich with people who had severe forms of mental illness. After my graduation in 1989, I came to the U.S. and continued my studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. My dissertation was a philosophical study of the theories of Jacques Lacan, a French psychoanalyst. I always had a strong interest in psychoanalysis, but I also learned other approaches, from art therapy to body-work and existentialism. I have worked in private practice for over 20 years. I also like traveling and gardening. I have strong interests in political philosophy, anthropology, theology, and ethics. I teach philosophy at the California State University of the East Bay.

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