Clinical Director, Psychologist
- In the counseling field since 1981
- Licensed clinical psychologist (California license PSY13576)
- Trained in Europe and the United States
- Diplomat in integrative medicine
- Diplomat in psychopharmacology
- Diplomat in severe mental illness
- Founding Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists
- Assistant Professor at the Professional School of Psychology
- Lecturer for Alliant International University, Sacramento
For many years, I have dreamed of being able to offer psychological therapies that are informed by an understanding of the interconnectivity of body, soul, and spirit. After many years of private practice as a clinical psychologist, I realized my dream by founding the Fair Oaks Therapeuticum in 2001. I’m committed to providing state-of-the-art treatments for psychological and psychosomatic conditions that allow patients to integrate impact and consequence of biographical themes and experiences in the least intrusive way possible.
I support the creative response within each person in order to facilitate healing and growth, and I am interested in how human beings change and grow over the course of the life cycle, even in the presence of deep wounds and illness. My training included personality assessment and other psychological tests, Jungian dream analysis, sand play, and art therapy. In 1997 I completed my Diplomat in Psychopharmacology of the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register, which allows me to assist you in selecting natural or pharmacological medicines to support your therapeutic process. However, since I am not a physician, I do not prescribe medication. If our work together leads to problems beyond my expertise, I will help you obtain the necessary services from the appropriate specialist. My vitae is available for your review.
On a more personal note, I grew up in a small town in southern Germany, Biberach. As a teenager I co-founded a kindergarten in the poor section of my hometown, which was staffed by students and teachers and which still exists today. After high school, I studied psychology, sociology, and social work at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Freiburg, Germany. In 1978 I came to the United States to intern in an analytically oriented treatment experiment for autistic and schizophrenic teenagers. In the following years I trained in Jungian dream analysis and taught classes at Antioch University. In 1979 I married and started a family that has given me three wonderful children. Throughout my adult life I have been involved with Waldorf education and have worked to bring together artistic expression, natural somatic treatments, and analytic psychology.
I look forward to bringing my personal and professional experience to our work together.