Germany

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Germany interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Berlin

Dr. Christina Anderson
Location: Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 38102830
Email: anderson@praxis-wegscheider.de
Website: www.praxis-wegscheider.de/ueber-uns/das-team/vita-christina-anderson/
Nationality: German
Languages Spoken: English and German
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: Postgraduate Training (Psychological Psychotherapist) in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Center for Psychotherapy at the Humboldt-University Berlin (ZPHU)
Cross-Cultural Experience: I grew up in a German-American family in the UK and Germany.

Ghazaleh Bailey, Dipl. Päd. Systemic Certified Single-, Couple-, and Family Therapist, Heilpraktikerin for Psychotherapy
Location: Berlin, Germany
Phone: 0049/ -17623171170
Email: g.bailey@individual-therapy-berlin.de
Website: www.individual-therapy-berlin.de
Nationality: German
Languages Spoken: English, German, Farsi
Religious Affiliation: accepting all religions
Clinical Specialties: I offer Systemic Psychotherapy with a multi-cultural focus to members of the ex-pat community and those living in multi-cultural relationships. Systemic Therapy is a type of psychotherapy, which approaches problems practically rather than analytically. The role of the therapist in systemic psychotherapies is to introduce creative nudges to support the changing of the system, and address current relationship patterns, rather than analyze causes such as subconscious impulses or childhood trauma. If you suffer from feelings of loneliness, sadness, anxiety, worry, depression, low self esteem or you and your partner are arguing more and more don’t hesitate to call me.
Cross-Cultural Experience: After being born in Iran and growing up in Hamburg, I am now living with my Irish husband in Berlin. I myself have a multi-cultural background, which is why I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by members of the expat community as well as by those living in multicultural relationships. As speaker for the german “Intercultural Systemic Family Therapy“ working group and lecturer for workshops and modules in the intercultural therapy sector I am able to offer my services to people of a great many nationalities and backgrounds, helping them adjust to a foreign culture and society.

Dipl.-Psych. S. Burrell, licenced clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (Germany & EU)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Phone: 0157-8171 3844
Email: sabine.burrell@praxis-kvt.de
Website: www.praxis-kvt.berlin or www.praxis-kvt.berlin/in-english
Nationality: German
Languages Spoken: German, English, Spanish
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Coping with ADHD, autism-Spectrum in addition to the more common problems anxiety/panic, depression, OCD.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Having lived in Africa, South America as a child and for about 10 years as a young adult in NYC, I understand other points of view, what it feels like to live abroad and the issues connected to this experience. I am married to an American citizen and we are raising a bilingual child in Germany.

Laura Deming, MC, NCC, BCC
Location: Berlin, Germany; Worldwide by Phone and Skype
Phone: +49 (0) 170 951 9157
Email: info@expatcounselingservices.com
Website: www.internationalcounselingandcoaching.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: Native English speaker
Religious Affiliation: No specific affiliation; accepting of all religions
Clinical Specialties: Transition counseling for expatriates who are coping with personal, relationship, and career changes (including relocation and cultural adjustment), TCKs, anxiety disorder treatment, mixed-nationality couples counseling, short-term CBT, career and life coaching, positive psychology.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I grew up as a Third Culture Kid, attending international schools in Singapore, Switzerland, Liberia, and Argentina.  As an adult I continued to live and travel abroad, including working as an international school counselor in Beirut, Lebanon.  I have also lived in Turkey, Vietnam, Sudan, Sweden, France, and Germany.  In my private practice I work extensively with expatriates (teens, adults, and couples) from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Ilka Hoffmann-Bisinger, Psychologist, Systemic Therapist (SG), Coach (SG) and Supervisor (SG), Founder and Director of iska-berlin, institute for systemic brief therapy, counseling and training
Location: Berlin, Germany
Phone: 0049 / (0)30 – 69 81 80 69
Email: info@iska-berlin.de
Website: www.iska-berlin.de
Nationality: German
Languages Spoken: German, English
Religious Affiliation: accepting all religions
Clinical Specialties: I work at iska-berlin as a trainer, systemic psychotherapist, coach and supervisor. My clients are individuals, couples, families, teams and organizations. I support my clients to experience what they want to experience in their private life and to achieve what they want to achieve in their professional life. Here, a systemic perspective which allows interrupting ingrained vicious cycles on an emotional, cognitive and behavioral level has been successful. I also focus on the inner resources of my clients, in order to support their individual development and autonomy, as well as to promote the ability for empathic interaction with others.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I grew up in Germany, Malaysia and the USA and later spent almost five years in the USA for studies and research. Since 1992 I have worked with people from many different cultures in various settings in Germany and in the USA. In my daily practice I see individual clients, families and couples from all over the world facing a great variety of challenges.

Dr. Nicholas Jenner
Location: Berlin, Germany & Online
Phone: 00491629434878
Email: therapy@drnjenner.com
Website: www.drnjenner.com
Nationality: Irish
Languages Spoken: English / German
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: CBT, psychoanalysis. My passion as a psychologist is to help individuals and couples get their life back, freeing them of the restraints of negative thinking, anxiety and depression. As a CBT specialist, I put clients back in charge of their own destiny. Working outside the box, I try to go that extra mile to make sure that clients have access to help between sessions. Something I found that is greatly appreciated by clients. I have experience of working with clients with severe depression, bipolar, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders and other mental health issues…
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived and worked in 7 different countries and deal frequently with TCK and cultural issues

Jan Kaspers, Psychologist (M.Sc.), Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie (non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy)
Location: Berlin, Germany (and Online)
Phone: +49 157 54181912
Email: info@jan-kaspers.de
Website: www.jan-kaspers.de
Nationality: German
Languages Spoken: English, German (mother tongue)
Religious Affiliation: Accepting all religions
Clinical Specialties: Individual coaching and psychotherapy, coaching of couples, focus on Transactional Analysis (in training), anxiety, panic and phobia, recurring conflicts in relationships, depressive episodes, existential crises, compulsive thoughts or behaviour, fatigue and burn-out, coping with aggressiveness, problems in interpersonal communication, emotional or psychological strain from the present or the past, low self-esteem
Cross-Cultural Experience: Cross-cultural sensitiveness by travelling overseas, living with people from various cultural backgrounds in different countries, working experience abroad, international friendships and living in a cross-cultural relationship

Jakob Lusensky
Location: Berlin, Germany
Phone:
Email: jakob@lusensky.com
Website: www.psychoanalystinberlin.com
Nationality: Swedish
Languages Spoken: English, Swedish, Danish, Norweigan, German (moderate)
Religious Affiliation: No specific affiliation; accepting of all religions
Clinical Specialties: Counselling, coaching and Jungian psychoanalysis for international clients. I am trained at ISAP Zurich (International School for Analytical Psychology). From my private practice in Berlin i work as an English-speaking psychoanalyst, counsellor and coach for expatriates in life transitions in order to reconnect finding meaning in their lives.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Lived in Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Zurich, London and Berlin. Now working as a Jungian psychoanalyst and counsellor in Berlin.

Brent Nichols M.A., C.S.W. Jungian Psychotherapist
Location: Berlin, Germany (& Online via Skype)
Phone: +49 (0) 17666820333  Skype: Brentnic
Email: BrentNichols1@mac.com
Website: www.toytowngermany.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=287802
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Clinical Specialties: Individual and couples psychotherapy with a Jungian approach. I am a New York licensed Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience with a broad range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship, career and motivation. Health and nutrition have an impact on mental health, these can be addressed as well. Sessions available in my office in Prenzlauer Berg as well as on Skype.
Cross-Cultural Experience: For several years, I have lived abroad in various European countries. I am sensitive to the issues of TCK’s.

Dr. Brian L. Pheasant, Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Location: Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), Germany
Phone: 0049.174.378.8747 and worldwide Skype
Email: blpsych04@gmail.com
Website: www.pw-psychotherapie.de
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, German and a little Spanish & Hebrew
Religious Affiliation: I have no religious affiliation
Clinical Specialties: I carry out Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Schema Therapy in English and German for individual persons and couples. My main areas of therapy concentration are Anxiety Disorders & Phobias, Burn Out, Depression & Mania, Fear of Flying, Internet Addiction, LGBT Issues, Male Sexuality Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Psychosis. In most of my therapy sessions I implement the methods of Mindfulness as an accompaniment to my work. My patients thus far have enjoyed this and have also benefited from the effectiveness of mindfulness.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am a native of racially and culturally diverse southern California and am of German and Cherokee descent. I have been living in Germany (Mainz & Berlin) since 1996 and speak the language fluently. I also have a very good understanding of the German culture as well as for the many others within Europe.

Philip Sheldon BSc(Hons), PGDip, Dip
Location: Berlin, Deutschland (& Online)
Phone: +49 (0)1638727622 & Skype/FaceTime
Email: philip.sheldon@outlook.com
Website: www.philipsheldon.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Clinical Specialties: I am an experienced queer identified integrative practitioner which means that i draw on various psychotherapy traditions and integrate them into my practice. Integrative therapy takes into account the many different ways of being human and the different systems (personal, political, social, cultural, spiritual, ethical) that we are in. i tailor my practice to suite the client need. in essence, we will work together to get you where you need to be: here, therapy is seen as more of a collaboration, we both bring are histories to the room, and it is in the intersubjective or third space (the space between) where therapy happens and the process of unfolding and healing begins.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived in both the UK and Germany, and work extensively with difference, displacement and cross-cultural issues within my practice.

Stillpoint Spaces Berlin 
Location: Berlin, Germany
Phone:
Email: berlin@stillpointspaces.com
Website: www.berlin.stillpointspaces.com
Nationality: Therapists from Germany, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Greece and Latin America
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, German, Greek, Sweden, Danish
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: individual therapy, couple & family therapy, depression, anxiety, stress management, creativity, gender issues, communication problems, loss of meaning, entrepreneurship.
Cross-Cultural Experience: All counselors have lived and worked away from their home countries and have cross-cultural sensitivity in their counseling, with a deep listening and respect for the process of each individual.

Romeck van Zeyl
Location: Berlin, Germany
Phone: 004915251829634
Email: romeck.vanzeyl@impuls.net
Website: www.romeckvanzeyl.co.uk
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, German, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: Trauma therapy, Body-centered psychotherapy, burnout and depression, (mid)life crisis, addiction, men’s work, couples’ therapy.
Cross-Cultural Experience: In the last twenty years, I have taught psychotherapy, supervision, coaching and leadership development in the UK, Slovakia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Ghana and Europe, trained people in intercultural dialogues and gender communication. I love working with people from very diverse cultural backgrounds – most of my clients in Berlin are internationals. My work covers a wide spectrum from Trauma Therapy to Leadership Coaching – I am simply passionate about helping people become all of who they can be. Therapy helps clearing up the part of the past that blocks our growth, while coaching explores our potential and makes us more effective – and fulfilled – in the workplace. Both of them are aspects of transformational growth.

Bitburg

Trina Roll, M.Sc., Registered Psychologist, ACPI Certified Coach for Parents & Families
Location: Bitburg, Spangdahlem, Trier area of Germany as well as worldwide via Skype
Phone: + 49(0)170 747 2303
Email: trinaroll@googlemail.com
Website: www.trinalroll.wordpress.com/connectionsforlife
Nationality: Canadian
Languages Spoken: English, German
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Clinical Specialties: Counseling for expatriates who are coping with personal, relationship, and career changes, TCKs and families, topics include: depression, anxiety, relationship, parent and life coaching, relocation and cultural adjustment, grief and trauma counselling.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Since 2005 have been supporting expats through different life experiences and adjustments in locations worldwide as well as raising my own TCK. Locations include, Russia; Poland; Germany; and South Africa. As well, within Canada helped local and international students living and studying in Canada.

Dormagen

Vera Rommeswinkel, M.Sc., Licensed Psychotherapist
Location: Dormagen, Germany
Phone:
Email: v.rommeswinkel@gmx.de
Website:
Nationality: German
Languages Spoken: English, German, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: none, open to all religious/spiritual orientations
Clinical Specialties: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches
Cross-Cultural Experience: Study of Behavioural Science in the Netherlands, with a focus on Social Psychology; work experience in an NGO in India; facilitating intercultural improv theatre sessions; working as a psychotherapist with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Hamburg

Dr. phil. Kristin A. Mueller-Popkes, licensed psychotherapist
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Phone: 0049 40 8223641
Email: k.mueller-popkes@web.de
Website:
Nationality: German
Languages Spoken: English, German
Religious Affiliation: open to all religious orientations
Clinical Specialties: I offer Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with individuals and Trauma Therapy. Main areas of treatment are depression, burn-out, anxiety, sleep disorders, trauma, adjustment to new life situations.
Cross-Cultural Experience: In my youth I spent a year in the USA. In my practice I work a lot with clients from different countries, addressing their adjustment, cross-cultural and expatriate issues. In the past few years I have worked with many English speaking clients, being sensitive to TCK issues.

Dr. phil. Brooke Viertel
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Phone: 0176 / 824 85977
Email: dr.b.viertel@gmail.com
Website: www.viertel-psychotherapy.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, German
Religious Affiliation: My personal religious background is Christian, but I welcome patients of all religious groups
Clinical Specialties: I am a licensed psychotherapist in Hamburg offering cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. My practice utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to address a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety and adjustment issues, which may be related to the cultural environment, among other factors. My practice is also focused on helping individuals facing psychological difficulties related to health and or aging-related changes, caregiving stress and cognitive functioning, such as dementia.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Promotion of cross-cultural understanding is a large focus of my psychotherapy work. I have worked with patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds in the racially and culturally diverse cities of Los Angeles, California and Detroit, Michigan. Regarding my personal experience, I am an American originally from the Midwest, who lives in northern Germany. Thus, I have a good understanding of the German culture and the challenges one faces in cross-cultural relationships and when adjusting to a new cultural environment.

Stuttgart

Andrina Rout, Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Social Science in Counselling, Master of Applied Linguistics, Certificate in Online Counselling
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: 0172 9255846
Email: andrina.rout@web.de. Website linked email contact@andrinarout.com
Website: www.andrinarout.com
Nationality: Australian/British
Languages Spoken: English, German (counselling in English)
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: individual counselling for adults: anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationship issues, self esteem, phobias, anger, cross cultural and expatriate issues
Cross-Cultural Experience: many years of working across cultures in Australia, England and Germany, also benefit from being an experienced trainer of language teachers. Master’s research thesis addressed challenges in counselling across cultures.

Trier

Trina Roll, M.Sc., Registered Psychologist, ACPI Certified Coach for Parents & Families
Location: Bitburg, Spangdahlem, Trier area of Germany as well as worldwide via Skype
Phone: + 49(0)170 747 2303
Email: trinaroll@googlemail.com
Website: www.trinalroll.wordpress.com/connectionsforlife
Nationality: Canadian
Languages Spoken: English, German
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Clinical Specialties: Counseling for expatriates who are coping with personal, relationship, and career changes, TCKs and families, topics include: depression, anxiety, relationship, parent and life coaching, relocation and cultural adjustment, grief and trauma counselling.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Since 2005 have been supporting expats through different life experiences and adjustments in locations worldwide as well as raising my own TCK. Locations include, Russia; Poland; Germany; and South Africa. As well, within Canada helped local and international students living and studying in Canada.

Countrywide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Germany (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values