Birgit Saalfrank is a psychotherapist. For years, she lived in various roles: competitive athlete, loving partner in a relationship, successful director of a psychosocial centre – until everything became too much for her. She became severely depressed.
Then she coincidentally read a book about a woman with Asperger's syndrome and was shocked: »That's me!« But an autistic psychotherapist – that can't be! Birgit's world falls apart. At the same time, she began to understand herself better: her relationship problems, the constant overtaxing at work and her depressions – all of this suddenly made sense.
In her very personal book, Birgit describes how she increasingly finds herself through various psycho-therapies and especially psychoanalytic treatment. She learns to accept herself as she is and can ultimately lead a happy life – even if this means giving up her profession as a psychotherapist.
- An autistic psychotherapist's life path
- Unusual inside views of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis