I studied Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and Clinical Psychology at the New College of California in San Francisco. Part of the Master's Degree programme in Clinical Psychology was mandatory practical experience in the role of a psychotherapist and mandatory self-experience (therapy) in the role of a client. Important experience was also the one year of studying at the Mayeutica Institute of Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires.
In addition to my mandatory therapeutic internship, I also worked in the US as a psychotherapist at the San Francisco Public Mental Health Clinic, as a consultant at the San Francisco Suicide Prevention (suicide prevention hotline) and as a volunteer at a hospice and at a domestic violence centre.
Coming back to Prague after seven years abroad, I worked in personnel management before I felt the need to return to psychotherapy. That's why in 2013, I enrolled for a systematic psychotherapeutic training course in Gestalt therapy at the Institute for Gestalt Therapy Training (IVGT).
My approach has also been significantly shaped by the Complete Crisis Intervention and MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) courses.
In recent years, I have been providing psychological support at the Bílý Kruh Bezpečí counselling centre and since 2017, I have been active as a psychotherapist at the Inbáze community centre, working with foreigners and migrants.