Social workers work with individuals, as well as families and communities, to develop treatment plans for people with mental health problems. They may work either in private practice or in collaboration with other healthcare professions. They hold Bachelor’s of Arts Degrees and are registered with the South African Council for Service Professions.
Brazilian born and multi lingual (fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, English, Hebrew), Ingrid is a registered Social Worker and Master Reiki practitioner with special interest in Anger Management, Couples counseling/therapy, Grief and Bereavement, Trauma containment and debriefing, Dream Interpretation, Employee Wellness, Supervised parent and child visitations as well as Transpersonal counselling (aka Body mind and spirit connection). She has a passion and believes in the connection between body, mind and spirit healing.
Her solid scientific and metaphysical training, makes her a well rounded therapist. The combination of both scientific and metaphysical training is an excellent combination in understanding the client's physical, emotional and spiritual difficulties from a physical, emotional and spiritual perspective thus, enabling an accelerated healing process.
She worked for 10 years in the corporate environment and began attending numerous courses in self growth & alternative healing. Having obtained the highest available qualification in various modalities of Reiki in South Africa, she realised that she is an empath.
Wanting to work facilitating healing & self growth in others, she understands the pressures involved in the corporate world as well as many challenges individuals, couples and families are confronted with.
Ingrid completed an Honours degree in Social Work (1st major) & psychology (2nd major) -BSW through the University of South Africa (UNISA), while raising a young family, working part time as a Reiki healing practitioner and fitness instructor. She is registered with SACSSP (South African Council for Social Service Professions), RASA (Reiki Association of South Africa), Lighterian Institute (United States) and Jikiden Institute (Japan)
Ingrid studied alternative holistic healing for over 10 years (Eastern and Western Reiki styles, Crystal Healing, Mediumship, Angel Card reading and several spiritual and self growth workshop) through South African teachers and mentors, as well as through well known international teachers such as James Van Praag (2017), Doreen Virtue (2014), Diana Cooper (2014), Dr Masaru Emoto (2011), Gordon Smith (2009), Brandon Bays (2005), John Kehoe & Robin Banks (2018)
Ingrid consults after hours, Saturdays and public holidays to accommodate clients work obligations.