About Dr. Babbel
Originally from Germany, I moved to the United States almost 20 years ago. From early on in my life people have come to me to tell me their stories and concerns, honoring me with their trust. I always enjoyed listening and had the ability to see the link between their issues and their stories. Many people have said to me, “Why don’t you make this your profession?” And eventually I did.
However, I first had to go on my own journey of personal development and personal growth. I attended a lot of workshops, trainings, and classes and read a lot of self- help and psychology books—hundreds of books. When I studied modern dance, I also became interested in the link between the body and mind and started to study Somatic Psychology. This subject was so interesting to me that I decided to get my master’s in psychology at John F. Kennedy University—but that did not still my curiosity. Later, I decided to go to Santa Barbara Graduate Institute to study psychology and mind- body therapy in more depth.
My education, training, work experience, and personal-growth journeys over the last 20 years have helped shape me as a professional and who I am as a person. My strong intuitive sense and empathy continue to given me insights and guidance when I worked with my clients as well.
I am thankful to all my clients who have trusted me and have had summoned the courage to commit to their work.
I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).