I studied pedagogy and linguistics/speech at the University of Regensburg where I also worked as a student and scientific assistant at the faculty of linguistics. I graduated in 1989/90 with a diploma in education and speech training. Simultaneously to my therapeutic work, I was appointed lecturer for linguistics at the University of Regensburg and I was involved in this activity until 1998.
Additionally, I worked as a language and voice therapist. I was also the head of therapy departments in the field of rehabilitative medicine in several medical centers. In 1998, I decided to become self-employed and opened my own Practice for Voice and Communication Therapy in Weiden. At the same time, I also worked as a communication trainer and coach for teams and companies within my own enterprise “Partner für Erfolgskommunikation” (meaning partner for successful communication).
I completed several discipline-specific seminars and trainings in the field of communication and speech therapy, among others a training to become a specialist for dysphagia, a seminar about orofacial myofunctional therapy (FOTT) by Kay Coombes, a manual voice therapy (MST) by Gabriele Münch, MODAK by Dr. Luise Lutz, as well as a training for a therapy to treat apraxia of speech (SpAT) for serious aphasia by Karen Lorenz.
I have been able to expand my comprehensive portfolio with my new practice for hypnosis with another highly-effective treatment method when I became a certified hypnosis therapist in fall 2013.
Since 2017 I have also been working as a alternative practitioner for psychotherapy.
My motto: “You have to try the impossible, to achieve the possible.” (Hermann Hesse)