Hi, I’m Curt! I’m a licensed psychotherapist and family therapist with a B.A in history from Amherst College and a diploma in psychology from the Freie Universität Berlin. I trained in Family Therapy at the Berliner Institut für Familientherapie and have more than 35 years experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents on behavioral and family-related issues, learning disabilities, mental health, and mental illness. For the past four years I was department chairman of psychotherapy and long-term intensive therapy at the Median Kinder und Jugendklinik in Beelitz-Heilstätten, Germany. While there, I supervised professional teams and worked directly with adolescents, treating a wide spectrum of issues including eating disorders, social phobia, emotional disorders, school refusal, self-harm, suicidality, and gaming and media addiction. I have decades of experience working in and networking with social, psychiatric and health agencies and institutions in Germany. I am highly committed to assisting children, adolescents, and their families in discovering their own resources and potential as well as the potential of their immediate and extended social environments.
With an eclectic approach to counseling and therapy primarily based on systemic methods with relevant aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy and depth psychology, I specialize in family therapy, organizational development, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality, crisis support, stress and depression.
I am German-American and I speak English and German.