key words of the psychotherapeutical
(cognitive-behavioral) approach


  • goal-orientation: therapy targets defined objectives
  • specific and pragmatic: problems are analysed on the micro-level of behavior, reactions, feelings, and cognitions;
    change is a step-by-step process
  • here and now: the therapeutic work focusses the present and aims at solutions for the future, starting today
  • resources: individual strengths and qualities are important aids for overcoming problems
  • empathic and supporting: respect and transparent actions are characteristic of the therapeutic work alliance with the clients

training and professional experience

  • University of Zürich, studies in psychology (Clinical, Biological-Mathematical, and Anthropological Psychology), and Psychopathology.
    lic.phil. (M.A.) 1982, Ph.D. 1988
  • Postgraduate formation with the Swiss Society of Behavioral Cognitive Therapie, 1995-2002 SGVT-STCC.
  • 'Fachpsychologin für Psychotherapie FSP' 2000
  • 2009 - 2011, Postgraduate formation (Diploma of Advanced Studies, University Zurich) in CBT supervision
  • 1982 - 1999, University of Zurich: research, teaching, and psychotherapy
  • 2001 - 2005, psychiatric clinic 'am Zürichberg' in Zurich: psychotherapies
  • since 1999: private practice in Zurich
  • I am an expert in the behavioral-cognitive therapy of anxieties, depressive states, sleep disorders, stress related problems, and OCD.


  • 150.- per session (60 minutes)
  • The costs are not covered by basic insurance. Health insurances cover a part of the cost of psychological psychotherapy in the frame of supplementary insurances. Please refer to your health insurance for more information.