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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


As one of the four psychotherapy methods financed by the German public health insurance companies - alongside psychoanalysis, behavioural therapy and systemic therapy - psychodynamic psychotherapy, like psychoanalysis, is an insight-oriented method. Public health insurance companies pay for 60 to 100 hours of therapy, which usually takes place once a week while sitting.

The focus of the therapy is on the here and now, but uses an in-depth biographical understanding to work out unconscious motives and patterns, some of which were acquired early, in an interpretative and questioning way, thus establishing a connection between the present and the past.

The aim is to change behavioural and experiential patterns by gaining insight into action-controlling, unconscious motives, (relationship) patterns, and above all their function. Within the framework of a lasting, therapeutic relationship, this insight should enable the client to become more capable of action, to grow and develop alternative ways of behaviour and experience.

On the basis of an examination of oneself, a deeper understanding can grow: for oneself, one's own inner world, but also for the world of others. Coherence can be found in seemingly incoherent things, and meaning can be brought into seemingly meaningless things.

Systemic (Family-)Therapy and Counselling



Systemic therapy is based both on the findings of Systems Theory, on the characteristics of living systems, and on the epistemology of radical constructivism. Since systemic therapy concentrates less on individuals than on systems and their own logic and dynamics, systemic therapy is often performed in couple or family settings. But an individual human being is also a living, self-preserving system. An important basis of systemic theory is the realization that everything living is in a state of constant change and that unchanging symptoms or patterns must therefore be actively maintained - i.e. fulfil a function within this system. This understanding means turning away from pathologizing the individual and turning towards a curious and resource-oriented attitude towards the "symptoms" and patterns, which can lead to surprisingly new perspectives and possibilities .

Systemic individual or family therapy is usually carried out as short-term therapy: sessions lasting several hours spread over a longer period of time. Since 2020 the costs can be covered by public health insurances.

Video-supported online counselling



For private clients outside Berlin or outside Germany, I offer video-supported online counselling in individual cases.

This offer is especially aimed at women with a feminist background who, due to their socio-political analysis, otherwise find it difficult to feel comfortable and secure with non-feminist therapists and feel less able to open up without fear of judgement, or who have already experienced this. Should a local therapist be able to meet this need, face-to-face psychotherapy is always preferable. Please obtain sufficient information about your local therapy options beforehand.

Case supervison with a feminist view



Do you work in a context that is women-specific and want to (re)sharpen your eye?

Would you like to look at the "problems" or "symptoms" of a client from a therapeutic-feminist perspective?

Are you curious about alternative perspectives on "known problems" of your clients?


I offer one to five sessions of on-site and video-supported case supervision

For informationen concerning the prices check"costs"

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