Psychotherapy

Offering

  • Individual Psychotherapy (third wave CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychological Counselling/ Coaching
  • Supervision

Approach

In general, I orient myself to scientifically founded methods and professional guidelines. In doing so, I want to embody a psychotherapy that is contemporary, humanistic, and progressive. I see the various therapy approaches as important complementary perspectives for a holistic understanding of the human being. The choice of interventions depends on the respective indication, in particular your consent, the symptoms, professional arguments, as well as my abilities and convictions. The guideline procedure that I work with is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). One should not be deceived by the name: this form of therapy does not focus solely on behavior, but also on thinking processes, emotions, physical processes, interactions, and biographical backgrounds. I like to work with approaches that are referred to as the "third wave" of CBT. They share an integrative (diagnosis and therapy school-transcending) orientation towards general human processes as well as a focus on mindfulness, acceptance, compassion, and biographically grown interaction patterns. 

In addition to working on stressful/negative content, I think it is important that during therapy one also focuses on pleasant/positive aspects of life and of one's own person. This promotes the activation of "healthy" parts and preserves psychological balance. The promotion of resources, needs- and values-orientation, resilience, and coherence (finding meaning) therefore always accompanies the therapy process. For this, I like to use methods from positive psychology as well as narrative and experiential procedures.

I value diversity and feel personally and professionally committed to supporting groups of people who are affected by discrimination. Therefore, I advocate for greater consideration of issues of cultural competence, gender competence, and inclusion of people with disabilities in psychotherapeutic care and continue to educate myself in these areas. I have personal and professional experience with people who:
a) are expats, have migrated themselves or have families with a migration history,
b) are LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual, or otherwise not cisgender and heterosexual),
c) have physical or mental disabilities.

Treatment spectrum

  • Addictions, substance-related (alcohol, medication, drugs) and/or behavior-related (media, gambling, compulsive shopping)
  • AD(H)D
  • Anxiety, phobias, worries
  • Bipolar and schizoaffective disorders
  • Depression/ Burnout
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychological symptoms with physical illnesses or disabilities
  • Psychosomatic/ Somatoform complaints, pain
  • Schizophrenia/ Psychoses
  • Sexual complaints
  • Obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions

Structure

Preliminary session
I will get an idea of your current problem, possible backgrounds that might have led to it, and approaches to cope with it. We will discuss the conditions of a possible collaboration. For the preliminary conversation, I charge half of my regular hourly rate (50 €/50 minutes), usually 50 minutes are enough. After the conversation, I will send you an invoice by email.

Probationary period
We will agree on (self-payers or private insurance) or apply for (legal insurance) four probationary sessions. Here we will deepen the diagnostic and try to create a common model of the problem and its coping. At the end, both parties decide for or against further collaboration.

Psychotherapy
If we decide on collaboration at the end of the probationary period, we will agree on (self-payers, private insurance) or apply for (legal insurance) psychotherapy. Within the scope of reimbursement by insurance companies, certain hour contingents are given, in the case of therapy as a self-payer not.