One look at my life will show that I haven’t always followed “the straight path.” Some people I have met have regarded these periods as “breaks”; I like to look at them as “leaps,” since every change requires the motivation to take part in such changes, and I was the driving force behind them all: to leave my hometown and make my own home, to find a profession that fits with my own strengths and to continually learn, to meet people and to grow.
Studying psychology allowed me to acquire a scientific way of thinking and working. With this tool in hand, I then attended an officially recognised training institute to learn the art and science of psychotherapy. During this time, I was fortunate to have some very beautiful—and also some very difficult—experiences in the context of my inpatient and outpatient work, and finally I gained my licence to work as a psychological psychotherapist. Today, this allows me to help others by means of the tools in behavioural therapy in their own learning and growth processes when they are no longer able to make progress by themselves.