German, English, Russian
Currently I have 1-2 open slots for couples-therapy
in the case of a concurrent mental health problem
I am an economist, medical doctor and senior resident in the final year of my psychiatry specialist education. My journey into couples-therapy, like my journey into psychiatry, started with my yearning to find better ways of dealing with my own relationship and character problems. Starting in 2012 I have looked at several approaches to couples-therapy and eventually found the Gottman Method in 2017 and through them, Dan Wiles Collaborative Couples Therapy in 2018, to be most helpful to me personally.
I have completed Level One and Two of the Gottman Method in 2017 and Level Three in 2018 and have been blessed to have had some supervision from Dan Wile in 2019. I had to take a longer break from doing couples-therapy in 2020-2021 due to a rotation into internal medicine, so I consider myself to be a beginner - with a beginner’s mind.
Currently I work in a public outpatient clinic in Thun, Kanton Bern. I am seeing patients with a multitude of psychiatric problems and I always greatly enjoy using couples-therapy when I see a need for it. I am also very curious about the possibilities to deal with seemingly individual mental health problems like depression, anxiety and addiction within a couples-therapy framework combining individual and couples-therapy.
In my individual therapy sessions, I enjoy working with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Hypnotherapy, Well-being Therapy, Body-Oriented Psychotherapy and Mindfulness. I have a very good knowledge of psychiatric medications, though I enjoy (eventually) stopping them much more, than I enjoy starting them in the first place. With my own patients I prefer to prescribe psychoactive drugs only as a temporary measure of last resort.
Expats and bi-lingual couples. Individual mental health problems concurrent with couples-therapy.