Hey, I'm Rebekka.
I’m a clinical and health psychologist and a trauma therapist. In my work, I take care of the people who are so used to helping others first that they forget about their own needs.
In my first role as a helper, I was quickly moving toward burnout.
My education hadn’t prepared me for the challenges and burdens I’d face working with children and youth who suffer to such an extent, and I couldn’t find the resources I needed to bring my body and mind back to a place of well-being.
Before I could learn which of my needs were non-negotiable, the demands and structures of the job led me to suffer greatly.
In my next role, I noticed how the dysfunctional structures in the refugee camp I worked at made it impossible for us helpers to take care of ourselves.
I do this work because I know that we can’t give what we don’t have. We can only be there for others if we know how to do the same for ourselves.
With a background in meditation, stress management and trauma therapy, I work with a mindful and trauma-sensitive approach.
No matter if you’re new to your line of work, have been in your job for long but feel frustrated, are in a crisis and need support, or consider quitting: I got you.
In our online sessions, I give you the tools to cope with stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma.
My online course Present. Balanced. Whole. for people in helping professions helps you prioritize your own mental and emotional well-being and gives you practical tools for your personal self-care you don’t ever want to miss again.
Ready for more?
Your work in this world is too important to stop doing it.
You are too important in this world to work yourself into burnout.
Let me help you find that sense of purpose, presence, and agency that you perhaps felt when you first started helping others.
If you’re ready to start prioritizing your own mental and emotional health, contact me here for a free 30-min exploration call to get to know each other and see if we’re a good fit, or learn more about how I work here.
Together with you, I want to create a world in which we helpers...
- are truly appreciated for the work we do (by others and ourselves)
- can be present with our clients and patients because we’re centered in ourselves
- feel connected to ourselves, find joy and balance at work, and let that be a ripple effect that influences the lives of those we serve
- uplift and celebrate each other for the vital role we play for our society
- know what we need in order to function well and can express those needs toward our employers
- influence the systems and structures around us to support our needs because they know it affects how well we serve our clients and patients
Big changes need to take place in order for this vision to become reality.
The best way to do that is to join my amazing newsletter list full of other helpers like yourself. Besides getting a weekly dose of self-care delivered directly to your inbox, you’ll receive a free guided practice once a month!
But that’s not all. When signing up, you’ll get access to my workbook
“9 Self-care Quickies to mindfully cope with work-related stress and overwhelm”.
Are you as excited as I am to start our journey together? Download your workbook and start practicing right away.
Thank you for the important work you do in this world.
And thank you for being here. I’m excited to become a part of your journey.
The content I share on my website, in my newsletter, on my Instagram account, and through my services is not intended to serve as medical advice or replace any form of medical diagnosis or treatment. The counseling I offer is not a substitute for a consultation with a physician or psychotherapy, nor is it intended to replace it. Rather, it deals with coping with situations outside of medicine. You should always consult with your physician before altering or changing any aspect of your medical treatment. Do not stop or change any prescription medications without the guidance and advice of your physician. My goal is to share educational information and offer suggestions that I feel may be helpful. However, it’s not possible for me to know whether these will help you personally. My content should not be treated as personal advice. Any use of the content is based on your good judgment and is your responsibility. If you would like to explore working with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on this website. Thank you for being here and for sharing your valuable time with me. May my work be of benefit to you, wherever you are in your own journey.