The Growth Lab
With more than 20 years of experience working in the fields of mental health and social work, I have gathered many tricks and techniques to help guide you on your path toward reaching your goals. As a native English speaker, I am able to provide English speaking counseling and coaching to members of the English speaking and Expat communities in the Düsseldorf area.
- 2001- Bachelor of Science Psychology, Minor in Spanish, Arizona State University
- 2008- Master of Social Work, Arizona State University
- 2015- LCSW/Psychotherapist, California Board of Behavioral Sciences
- 2021- Certified Family Systems Coach/Therapist, Blau Raum, Germany
- 2022- Certified TRE® Global Provider
- 2023- Dialectical Behavior Techniques
- 2023- Advanced Certificate in LGBTQIA+, VLSP* Germany
- Native English Speaker
- Intermediate Spanish
- 2020-Telc Certificate C1 German language
I have a thirst for knowledge and I am a life long learner. I am always thinking of creative ways to increase my skill set so that I can provide individualized and helpful treatment plans for my clients. Whether it is reading about the latest research, taking webinars or attending trainings, I am keeping myself up-to-date on the newest methods. I believe that a holistic approach is the most effective, and tailor each plan to meet your individual needs.
Together we will explore opportunities for self-discovery and you will learn skills as you embark on your path towards a healthy and successful future.
As an adolescent, I began to see the impact stress and life's challenges can have on an individual. I also learned that identifying and addressing these needs early is the key to overcoming the battle. Adolescence and the transition to adulthood (ages 10-25) are challenging and exciting times, which lay the groundwork for the rest of our lives. Often times, unresolved issues from our formative years keep us from reaching our full potential.
Helping teens, families, and adults discover what may be holding them back, and watching them grow is my passion.I am currently accepting clients ages 10 through 99.
What is Counseling?
Counseling is a collaborative approach, where the client and counselor work together to improve the life quality of the client. The counselor acts as a guide to assist with setting goals, and creates a treatment plan based on individual needs. Open, honest, and focused sessions provide support and encouragement as the client works toward self-improvement, understanding or change.
What is TRE®?
Trauma Releasing Exercises is a set of exercises designed to trigger a natural process of tremors, allowing the release trauma and stress stored in the body. After learning the self-help method, it can be practiced at home or in a group setting.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a method used to achieve a specific goal or outcome. It is a short-term, goal-oriented method to help with decision making or implementing change. The coach acts a as guide to help the client identify and implement the steps toward change.
- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
- Dialectical Behavior Techniques
- Systems Theory Coaching
- Creative Expression through Art
- TRE® (Trauma Releasing Exercises)
- LGBTQIA+ Informed Counseling
- Pet-assisted Sessions
The Growth Lab