"The survival of humanity depends on educating the hearts of children." (Dalai Lama)
I have always had a good connection with the children and adolescents in my practice. Most are relieved to talk to an outside specialist about their difficulties and issues. With a lot of humor, clarity and ease I explore their situation and find ways to strengthen their resources and to offer them another kind of education than schools and parents do.
Most teenagers come to me with the following questions and assignments:
In our work, I approach every client and create an individual work concept. Most important in our work is mutual trust. Only those who feel well cared for can also talk openly about their own situation.
Often my most important task is the discovery and strengthening of the self-esteem. The finding of one's own strengths and resources as well as the change of perspective (instead of "how do the others see me", "what do I want and need?") Is often discussed and practiced.
If necessary, and if the young client agrees, the parents or the entire family will be involved in our work. If needed and asked for I cooperate with the professionals at school.
The work with the young people (as with all my clients) is carried out in strict compliance with secrecy.
Feedback from parents:
"She is calmer now, more peaceful. It does her and also myself so good."
"I'm so happy she is feeling better now and that we have found you to help us."
"You are fantastic! Thank you!"
The words of a mother:
"We contacted Lisa when our 6-year-old son had trouble finding himself in his new school here in Munich. We had recently moved to Germany from Sweden and our son had a hard time handling everything new that this move meant. Lisa and I first met together to discuss the arrangement for coming meetings with my son. She managed very quickly to create confidence through play therapy but also through her friendly and trustworthy way. It was great to see how my son, during the weeks of the talks, gradually opened up. We as parents felt that it was important for him to feel confident and able to talk to an adult outside the family. The conversation helped my son begin to reflect on himself and the school situation in a de-dramatized way. What Lisa talked about during the talks, we could follow up on conversations at home. Lisa also had contact with the school so that all parties would be informed and be able to support my son correctly. Lisa's support and her advice to us as parents was very valuable"
The words of a mother:
"Lisa accompanied our 12-year-old daughter last year because she suffered from test anxiety. Lisa helped through her very calm, friendly and empathic way to get the fear under control. Our daughter was very happy to accept the coaching from Lisa and was able to implement a lot of tips and assistance. Thank you Lisa!"