After completing my studies in psychology in former Yugoslavia, I’ve worked since 1992 as a mental health practitioner, both as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. I’ve practiced in Vienna, Austria, San Francisco, USA and since 2003, here in the Netherlands. In addition to my postdoctoral education in clinical psychology, and postdoctoral education in psychotherapy, I am specialized in Schema Therapy, EMDR as Europe Practitioner and I have broad clinical experience with Systems Therapy. Since 2015 I am general supervisor in psychotherapy, teaching supervisor and supervisor schematherapy in the Netherlands. Since 2020 I am supervisor for schematherapy within ISST.
I was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and have lived in Austria, the USA and have finally made my home here in the Netherlands since 2001. After working for PsyQ for 12,5 years, I work since 2016 only in my private practice as clinical psychologist and psychotherapist for individuals, couples and families and as a group psychotherapist.
As professional I am fascinated and inspired by new developments in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy. I am particularly interested in finding new synergies and, combinations in emerging thinking on better balancing the focus on “problems” i.e. that which should be less with “strengths of a person”, that which we should grow.
Having been a stranger myself in different countries, I have personally experienced how it feels to be at home at different places and at the same time somehow to not feel a sense of belonging. This has highlighted for me the importance of dealing with a sense of searching for belonging on different levels (specifically as is experienced by third culture peoples, pioneers, travellers and the like).