Welcome to my practice for psychotherapy
M.Sc. -Psych. Susanne Koth
Psychotherapy, behaviour therapy
As a licensed psychological psychotherapist for adults, I offer professional help with mental problems.
- Studied psychology in Bochum and Fribourg
- Training as a psychological psychotherapist, specialising in behavioural therapy
- Work in the Psychiatry Clinic of the Charité, in the Psychiatry Department of the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk Clinic and in the Outpatient Pain Clinic of the Schlosspark-Klinik
- Licence as psychological psychotherapist, behavioural therapy for adults
- Entry in the medical register of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin (Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians)
- Member of the Berlin Chamber of Psychotherapists
- Self-employment in the psychotherapy practice Mitte
- Self-employment in the psychotherapy practice Pankow
- Further training in schema therapy
- Further training in mindfulness-based practices
- Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
- Self-employment in own practice for psychotherapy in Pankow
- Depression, burnout, stress disorders
- Anxiety disorders – panic attacks, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, hypochondriacal anxiety.
- Personality disorders
- somatic disorders and pain
- Bipolar disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Problems in interpersonal relationships
- Schizophrenia and delusional disorders
Schema therapy and mindfulness –
my working method
« When mindfulness touches something beautiful, it reveals its beauty. When she touches something painful, she transforms it and heals it. »
Thich Nhat Hanh
My treatment incorporates techniques from the fields of mindfulness, self-compassion and schema therapy.
Mindfulness means perceiving the present moment in all its fullness without going into judgement. Mindfulness practice enables observation of thoughts and feelings without getting lost in them. Mindfulness also opens the space for self-compassion.
Self-compassion is the loving treatment of oneself, making friends with the most important person in our lives: ourselves. For example, instead of harsh self-criticism, it is possible to find a supportive and empathetic language for oneself. The regular practice of mindfulness and self-compassion leads to inner serenity, acceptance, calmness and clarity.
Schema therapy is an extension of cognitive behavioural therapy and involves turning to our “inner child” and caring for and healing the hurt portions of our inner child. So-called “self-harming schemata” are abstract patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour in which painful childhood experiences are stored with our earlier attempts at coping with them. These patterns emerge in childhood when important basic needs, such as secure attachment, autonomy or emotional expression, are not adequately met by our caregivers. Even today, these patterns are activated “automatically” in certain situations and determine our thinking, feeling and acting. In schema therapy, self-damaging schemas are recognised and the automatic processes are stopped. A new, mature way of dealing with past painful experiences and currently stressful feelings and situations is possible. This opens up new, healing spaces for behaviour and experience.
Statutory health insurance funds
In my private practice in Berlin-Pankow, I can also treat patients with statutory health insurance using the so-called reimbursement procedure. If you have not been able to obtain a therapy place with a psychotherapist approved by the health insurance fund, your health insurance fund is obliged to cover the costs of psychotherapy in a private practice. You can find a guide to the cost reimbursement procedure here via this link http://www.bptk.de/uploads/media/BPtK_Ratgeber_Kostenerstattung.pdf
I will be happy to advise you on the exact procedure and support you in the application process with your health insurance fund.
Private health insurance and statal clerk health co-funds
The costs of psychotherapy are usually covered without any problems by private health insurances and the statal clerk co-funds.
Psychotherapy can be started immediately without formalities. The fee amounts to 150 Euros per therapy session / English language.
Heilfürsorge (e.g. soldiers of the Bundeswehr)
Heilfürsorge (e.g. soldiers of the Bundeswehr)
Federal police officers
Since May 2018, (German) federal police officers have had the option of receiving psychotherapy in a private practice. To this end, the Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists has concluded an agreement with the (German) Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Contact & Journey
Address of the practice for psychotherapy
Praxis für Psychotherapie
M.Sc.-Psych. Susanne Koth
Tel: 0049(0)30 – 202 888 62
Mobile: 0049(0)176 – 726 841 43
How to get to Berlin-Pankow
By public transport
Tramway: Stop Stahlheimer Str./Wisbyer Str. (Tram 13), from there approx. 2 min (70 m) walk to the practice.
Tramway: Stop Prenzlauer Allee/ Ostseestr. (Tram M 2), from there approx. 6 minutes (500 m) walk to the practice.
S-Bahn: S-station Prenzlauer Allee, from there approx. 14 minutes (1km) walk to the practice.
Parking is usually available directly in front of the practice and in the surrounding streets.
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