I have been working with families and couples as a therapist for over 25 years. In case of relationship problems and in crisis situations I advise you professionally qualified, with a high degree of therapeutic competence and my own life... experience.
Counseling multicultural partnerships from different language and cultural backgrounds is a particularly important part of my work. I support you in German or in English.
Julia's method with us was really effective. I loved how the focus was on the time in between sessions (3-4 weeks), with homework to do as a couple or individually in view of the next session. This made us feel empowered along the process, and allowed us to test things out by ourselves rather than relying on a moderator only. I believe that we achieved results faster this way; after 3 sessions we felt we could continue independently.
Personally, we connected so well with Julia, felt that she had the back of both of us, but at the same time she was keeping us in line! She can be a little "tough love", and maybe not everyone likes that style, but it was helpful in order to open our eyes and make us confront certain realities. I've been to other therapists before where I felt direction-less and that they were just diving me deeper into my own perspectives. Julia is different, you may or may not like what she has to say, but she will trigger a reaction and there'll be something in it for you to work on. I found her always respectful and light hearted.
A few months on, we're still using some of the techniques Julia taught us and would not think twice about returning to Julia if needed again in the future. Would most warmly recommend her to any couple in Berlin or also remotely (our sessions were all remote and it still worked very well).
Julia is an amazing therapist. Her insights, guidance, empathy and feedback helped my husband and I deal with and get freedom from a heartbreaking and toxic situation that we had been captivated in for years. Only wish we would have had her years ago! ;-) So very grateful for her.
We had some building sites to work on, especially our dispute pattern. Ms. Bellabarba helped us to independently get to the core of our problems and work on them together in a pleasant and appreciative atmosphere. In the end it was easier than we thought. Of course, not everything is perfect now, but the instructions for reflection have really made a lasting difference. Especially helpful were the homework assignments, which always came as a follow-up with valuable feedback as an email. These were clever questions that each of us should reflect on until the next meeting. We also established a weekly conversation ritual with certain questions and kept it that way even after the therapy, somewhat slimmed down. I have never felt so secure and understood since the beginning of the relationship (and it was already good). We really benefited from the therapy, even a few hours were very worthwhile.
Julia did a wonderful job of mirroring the cultural differences (German/Canadian) and age differences in our relationship. The conversations with her were crucial in overcoming our problems. For this we are very grateful.
Following the therapy sessions, there were assignments tailored to our situation and building on the meetings, which very precisely addressed critical points. I found the meetings with Mrs. Bellabarba very pleasant, although our marital situation was very serious.
Ms. Bellabarba is a very fun, personable couples therapist. We had a good counseling time with her. After a few sessions, which were very enlightening and definitely helped us, we decided to go for family therapy and therefore changed. For a couple without children (problems) I would recommend Ms. Bellabarba without reservation at any time. Thank you very much :)
Ms. Bellabarba has enabled me to complete my personal "relationship MBA". I learned so much about myself and my relationship through the sessions that I was able to make a significant leap forward with my partner. I myself also deal with the issues and read books by e.g. Esther Perel or Brene Brown. I felt that I had found my personal version of a coach in Ms. Bellabarba and have already recommended her to many couples in my environment.
The couples therapy with Mrs. Bellabarba helped me to really listen to my partner, to better deal with the great feeling of helplessness and to focus on the POSITIVE THINGS that make us as a couple. If both want to, it can be so easy to see more clearly again and look forward to each other. Ms. Bellabarba is very clear, funny and you immediately feel like you are in the right place. She is a great couples therapist!
Ms. Bellabarba was very empathetic, but never took sides. This enabled us to deal openly with our own problems and also to develop compassion for others. I also liked the fact that she works close to the state of science. This allowed us to reflect on our own behavior in a larger context. Couples therapy thus helped us not only as a couple, but each individually, as individuals. We are very grateful for the experience and the new knowledge!
The couple therapy with Julia Bellabarba definitely works, but I wouldn't be able to say exactly why. She is fully engaged and committed. She has a lot of experience and sees complex patterns with astonishing clarity. It is as if she held a mirror in front of the couple that allowed a clear view of the knots and the way to untangle them. I felt safe even when she challenged us to look deeper into the patterns, something she often did, thankfully.
I was extremely grateful for Julia's attention in the room and ability to monitor and analyze the conversation while simultaneously making the both of us feel comfortable enough to share our unfiltered selves. Sometimes a therapist can create an environment that affects the patient's mannerisms. I felt at home and confident to expose my feelings and safe in respects to her professionalism and attention.
Ms. Bellabarba is able to grasp the facts quickly and successfully puts her finger on the problem. I felt understood and validated. Regardless of the therapy, we have unfortunately ended our relationship and would have appreciated a more compassionate personal or accompanying comforting word in the otherwise naturally professional-friendly farewell email.
Highly recommended for couples therapy. Ms. Bellabarba is always trying to be neutral and gives couples a space to find solutions themselves. Furthermore, her feedback after each therapy session is very reflective and helpful. The tasks that are given to each couple without coercion are meaningful and well thought out.
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