MSc, licensed Psychological Psychotherapist, PhD
Areas of specialty treatments:
Dr. Wessels has several areas of specialty treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based and relaxation techniques. She developed expertise in treating various mental conditions, including but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and personality disorders.
Dr. Wessels received her Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Muenster, Germany. She completed her post-graduate education at the Cologne Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the University Hospital of Cologne in Germany, where she performed psychological assessments and treated patients in individual and group therapy sessions. Dr. Wessels is a licensed Psychological Psychotherapist according to German state examination rules. Further, she accomplished her doctoral degree in the field of early intervention in schizophrenia at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany.
Before joining United Family Healthcare Shanghai Service Area, Dr. Wessels worked in a private practice in Cologne, Germany, and served as a specialist in depression, phobias, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Wessels is registered as a Medical Practitioner with the Federal Association of National Health Physicians in Germany. She is a member of the German State Chamber of Psychotherapists. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wessels has published in medical journals, including Early Intervention in Psychiatry and Psychiatrische Praxis.