Dirk is a twice-ordained Buddhist Monk and as a Certified Trauma Specialist with 20+ years of experience and a leading authority on alternative mental-healthcare and holistic therapies.
In 2000, Dirk launched Thailand’s first alternative rehab and recovery center, which expanded to three locations. Over the next fifteen years, Dirk would help countless clients and studied TCM and Herbal Medicine. In 2005, he became certified as a Hemaview Practitioner by Metagenics Australia. In 2014, and again in 2017, Dirk was ordained as a Buddhist monk and worked as a counselor and advisor for the world-renowned Wat Tham Krabok drug rehab center in Thailand.
In 2014, he launched New Paradigm Trauma Recovery, which is also an official treatment center for sexual abuse victims per the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal in Melbourne, Australia.
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I)
Ordained Buddhist Monk (2X)
Accredited NLP Master Therapist
Accredited CBT Master Therapist
Accredited Bach Therapist
Accredited EMDR Therapist
Accredited Hemaview Practitioner Metagenics
Accredited TCM Hijama/Cupping Therapist