From a Swiss-Dutch family, I was born and raised in Latin America. I spent the first 6 years of my life in Peru, to afterwards settle in the Netherlands for the next 6 years, where I attended primary school. Then, we moved to Bolivia where I completed high school and stay for another six years, during which I did an exchange year in Thailand. Finally, in 2010 I moved to Switzerland to pursue my university studies
Thanks to my multicultural background I speak as mother tongues: Spanish, Dutch, and German. I am also fluent in English (C1) and have a B2 level of French. Moreover, I have basic knowledge of Thai, Italian and Portuguese (A1).
In a few years I managed to accumulate a rich and varied psychological and psychotherapeutic experience.
During my studies I gained professional experience in psychotherapeutic research (in the areas of insomnia and borderline personality disorder), as well as in psychotherapeutic work with children and teenagers in Bolivia and in Switzerland.
After my studies, I worked for six months at the University Psychiatric Services in Bern (UPD). From 2018 to 2019 I was psychotherapist in the addiction clinic “Südhang”. Then I worked for two years in the psychiatric ward in Interlaken (PsychiatrieStation FMI). From the beginning of 2021 to the end of 2022, I worked as a psychotherapist in a doctor’s office in Bern. Thanks to this background I was able to acquire psychotherapeutic experiences in different work areas.
In the present, besides my psychotherapeutic work, I am committed to other areas that I consider highly relevant.
To begin with, I give lectures in schools on psychological problems through the association “Trialog und Antistigma Schweiz”. This association aims to de-stigmatize psychological disorders and problems in schools.
Another of my commitments is the work with refugees. Currently, and in conjunction with the “Via Cordis” foundation, I offer therapies with professional translators (see offer). Likewise, I give improvisation theater workshops in the holiday camp for refugees of the “Lared” Association.
I also participate regularly in postgraduate courses and seminars to acquire the latest scientific knowledge and therapeutic methods.
Running Head: SOCIAL INTERACTION IN BORDERLINE PERSONALITY (PDF – 275 Ko)
Signer, S., Estermann Jansen, R., Sachse, R., Caspar, F., & Kramer, U. (2020). Social interaction patterns, therapist responsiveness, and outcome in treatments for borderline personality disorder. Psychology and psychotherapy: theory, research and practice, 93(4), 705-722.