My work is centered on dialogue. I value a respectful human connection and hope to be a good conversational partner for you. When we meet, I will be present and responsive, listening attentively. While as a counselor I offer my expertise in the process of dialogue, I believe clients are the...
My work is centered on dialogue. I value a respectful human connection and hope to be a good conversational partner for you. When we meet, I will be present and responsive, listening attentively. While as a counselor I offer my expertise in the process of dialogue, I believe clients are the experts on their lives – on their world, their struggles but also their natural resilience and resources.
Together, we create a safe space for perspective mixing, improvisation, and creativity. In such a space, change can happen, new meanings are created, problems may dissolve and possibilities open. And because the stories of our lives are lived through relationships, I like to invite a multiplicity of voices into our sessions. During our conversations, you may always bring a significant other whom you’d like to have present.
I enjoy being witness to change. I am honored and humbled by my encounters with clients, seeing them overcome adversities and face the challenges in their lives. I want my practice to be not only about direct work with individual people, couples or families but also to be embedded in a broa...
I enjoy being witness to change. I am honored and humbled by my encounters with clients, seeing them overcome adversities and face the challenges in their lives. I want my practice to be not only about direct work with individual people, couples or families but also to be embedded in a broader social and political contexts of their lives. I chose this profession because I believe that humane connection and respectful relationships can make a difference.
Searching is what best defines me. I have traveled and lived in different places. In between, I have picked up several languages and developed a sensitivity to culture and the webs of meanings that define our lives.
Training: * Therapeutic training - Brief Solution Focused Psychotherapy at Dalet 2013 – 2016; 710 hours. Recognized by the Czech Society for Psychotherapy and the Czech medical society. * Counseling - Solution focused Counselling at Dalet 2012 – 2016; 384h of professional formation. Accredited by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Czech Republic. Certificates: * International Certificate in Collaborative and Dialogical Practice at Narativ 2014 – 2015 * Certified Reteaming Coach - Brief solution focused coaching work * Certified Kids skills practitioner - Working with children and their Families University: * Master's degree in Psychology - Psychotherapy studies at Masaryk University Brno 2010 – 2014; research in psychotherapy, comparative psychotherapies, systemic psychotherapies, linguistic and cultural aspects of psychotherapy, intercultural sensitivity * Master's degree in Sociology at Masaryk University Brno 2009 – 2011; Cultural sociology, political violence, social cohesion, inclusion and exclusion, ethnic and cultural minorities
Work experience: * Individual, Couple and Family Counseling, Supervision, Training * Primary Counselor at an international school; Assisting the students, families, and staff in meeting the challenges that exist in an international school setting. * Psychotherapist, Family Therapist at Sdružení Podané Ruce in Brno; Providing individual, group and family therapy to people who experience problems with substance use, or other forms of addictive behavior. * Family Therapist at ANIMA in Brno; Providing family therapy to families who are currently in contact with other professional institutions (schools, child protection services etc.) * School Psychologist in Brno; My work consisted of play therapy and expressive therapies with individual children and groups. Volunteering: * Individual counselling at Hate Free in Prague; Working as a pro bono therapists for clients with LGBTQ background from Jordan. * Psychotherapy Trainee at Instituto Kanankil in Mexico; Working at a local therapeutic community for people with substance abuse problems, individual, family and group therapy. * Psychotherapy Trainee at KERIT Slezska Diakonie; Working as a member of a therapeutic team, providing individual therapy to people who need support managing their anger and aggressive behavior.