In 1990 and 1991 I got the chance to be trained in Brazil as a leader coach and motivator which complemented my professional training-degrees in psychology and psychotherapy BS-MS (1999). I have worked as a certified coach since 1991 and as a psychotherapist since 1996 in South America, and as a mental health therapist in California, Arizona and Nevada since January 2002. My most recent degree is a MA in Integral-Transpersonal psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

My Expert Service

Nobody goes to school to learn how to be assertive and successful in life. While society and many times even family push us to focus on external endeavors even denying and neglecting our real longings and the ways to develop ourselves, life shows us that there is no way to really grow, heal and feel fulfilled with ourselves and life but being really truthful and loyal to ourselves. Professional coaching allows us to explore ourselves and identify the blind spots of denial, avoidance, codependency or any other distorted way of shaping and experiencing ourselves and lives, taking into account concrete proven tools and acknowledging our own individuality, longings and needs.

Experience & Qualifications

My first position as a coach started in 1991 after completing my first training on leadership, coaching and motivation in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1990 which was completed by the end of 1991. I got the chance to keep working as an expert coach for the same non-profit agency until the end of 2000. This experience was unique for me and totally complemented my professional training and experience as a mental health specialist. Thus my work experience was gained working on outpatient mental health clinics, non-profit agencies, inpatient clinics and through my private practice, supporting individuals and groups through weekly motivational, self-development, assertiveness and mindfulness-meditation classes. I did extensive research in hypnotherapy since the beginning of the 90s. I have worked as a hypnotherapist in my private practice since 1996. I was also trained and certified as a hypnotherapist in CA in 2003, which showed real effectiveness promoting people's ability to improve their self-image and self-esteem, assertiveness and self-development.