Helene was born in Denmark in 1954 and came to The United States in 1975.
She studied English, German, French and Latin in Europe. In California she explored international business and writing
before settling on psychology as a major.
Helene received her M.S. degree in Clinical
Psychology in 1987 from San Jose State University. She got licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1991, and
has been in private practice in downtown Los Altos since. For 14 years (1991-2005) Helene was also an associate of The
Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA, and regularly presented seminars and workshops for them.
addition to counseling couples and individuals, Helene teaches couples classes, presents workshops, and has lectured about
relationships at a variety of Bay Area organizations.
For 9 years (2004-2012) Helene taught
highly rated graduate courses on couples and family therapy
at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in
Palo Alto, CA.
She is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide
continuing education for others in her profession (Marriage & Family Therapists and Social Workers).
Helene's philosophy towards therapy is fundamentally existential. She helps her clients gain insight,
so they can decide which of their attitudes and behaviors are worthy of change. The increased awareness of choices,
better ability to make conscious decisions, and take thoughtful actions to create and enjoy a more meaningful life is the
ideal outcome of her therapy. Constructive personal development leads to more congruent behavior, more effective communication,
and the creation of better relationships.
For more information
feel free to call Helene directly.