counseling and Therapy

“It’s not enough to be LGBT* friendly, you need an in-depth knowledge of people’s identities and how they’re evolving.”

LGBTQIA Health: Sexual identity is an important part of every person. People who do not conform to cis- and heteronormative, i.e. general, expectations still often suffer from discrimination and thus more stress – and this can promotepsychological and psychosomatic illnesses. Psychological symptoms are often developed to compensate for anxiety and suffering.

Coming Out and more

Growing up in a world where you learn as a child to have to follow the heterosexual image can often be very hard and cause dysfunctional cognitive thinking patterns, depression, anxiety problems, and trauma,among other things.

therapy helps

As a therapist who has also been assisting LGBT* people for over 10 years, I believe that ensuring a supportive and understanding therapeutic environment is extremely important. Of considerable importance here is understanding the impact of society’s stereotypes and heteronormative expectations on people’s psychosocial development.

I attach great importance to this. In this sense, after acquiring the additional title of sexual medicine(Berlin Medical Association- Ärztekammer Berlin), I have undergone additional training and qualification. my continuing education includes also mytraining in LGBTQIA affirmative therapy (LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy Certification Program, AdvancedMental HealthTraining Institute in Florida, USA).

Therapeutic counseling and guidance on the following LGBT* issues:

  • Coming Out
  • Conflictual processing of sexual orientation
  • Counseling for family members of LGBT* people
  • Couples counseling/therapy and individual counseling for same-sex (including intercultural) couples, as well as mixed couples,
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Internalized homophobia, dealing with experiences of discrimination.
  • Toxic masculinity
  • Trauma and sequelae (covert cultural sexual abuse and its consequences)

If your specific problem is missing from the list, feel free to contact me anyway. We will then see together whether I can make you a suitable therapy offer.

The sessions can be held in German but also in English and Greek.