14 January 2011
Norbert A. Wetzel, Th.D. is a New Jersey licensed psychologist (# 35 SI 00263700) and marriage and family therapist with over 40 years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals. Together with Hinda Winawer he established Princeton Family Institute in 1982.
Norbert is a native of Germany, who experienced World War II as a child and grew up in Southern Germany. After a study period in the US, he started practicing couples and family therapy at the Family Institute of the University of Heidelberg Medical School. From 1980 – 1991 he taught Couples and Family Therapy at Rutgers’ Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.
The relational dynamics of couples and families are Norbert’s main therapeutic focus. He is particularly interested in therapeutic conversations with families whose children, adolescents, or young adults have been labeled as “mentally ill”. In therapy he is looking for ways how families can use their strengths to support their family member’s journey to emotional and psychological health and well-being.
In his spare time Norbert likes to write, to go on mountain hikes, or ride his bike (last time through the national parks of Utah).