Release your burdens,
expand your self awareness
and live life to the fullest

I’m Katarina Stoltz, an English speaking psychotherapist in Berlin helping ambitious professionals live a lighter life

Release your burdens,
expand your self awareness and live life to the fullest

I’m Katarina Stoltz, an English speaking psychotherapist in Berlin helping ambitious professionals live a lighter life.

Psychotherapy: Katarina Stoltz

Psychotherapy is for everyone

Some people believe that psychotherapy is only for people suffering from a mental illness. I don’t agree.

Psychotherapy can be a truly life-changing experience for anyone feeling unhappy—for anyone struggling to live life to the fullest. The desire to get to know yourself better can be reason enough.

If you are feeling constantly tired, lacking energy and unable to make decisions or changes in your life, psychotherapy can make all the difference. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, or dealing with panic attacks. Are you doubting yourself, struggling at work or in your relationships? These are signs that it’s time to focus on what’s going on under the surface and deal with unresolved issues.

The work we do in psychotherapy deals with deep-rooted thought patterns, and the effects are felt in every area of your life. It will free you as you go about your daily life, allow you to feel more hopeful and positive, to be there for your loved ones, and to focus on your inner needs and desires.

How does it work?

The therapy process is all about self-awareness and learning how to more effectively deal with your problems.

Through psychotherapy, you will become aware of how your negative thought patterns and behaviours make you unhappy. You will learn how your emotional and physical self are connected, so that you can relieve emotional distress and physical pain in your everyday life.

The positive effects of psychotherapy will be felt in every area of your life.

Who is it for?

You are a good candidate for psychotherapy if you’re interested in improving your self-awareness, but you don’t yet understand the role you play in your own unhappiness.

Which issues can we work on?

Issues that we can deal with through therapy are:

  • Self-doubt and low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Desire for professional and personal change
  • Conflicts in relationships / separations
  • Difficulty recognizing and respecting your own limits
  • Stressful life events
  • Loss and grief
  • Depressive moods
  • Fears, panic and anxiety
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My Practice

I provide one-hour sessions of therapy in Berlin,
face-to-face at my peaceful therapy room on Bötzowstraße.

I provide one-hour sessions of therapy in Berlin, face-to-face at my peaceful therapy room on Bötzowstraße.

My Process

I can work with you in English or in German, whatever you prefer. I have full qualification as a psychotherapist, with a psychotherapy degree from the IGG Gestalt Therapy Institute in Berlin.

The method I use in my psychotherapy sessions is the Gestalt Approach. This is a dynamic and creative method that offers a well-rounded, flexible approach to helping clients. It is effective in the treatment of stress, anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, dealing with loss, trauma or grief, and conflict in relationships.

In spite of its name, which may imply working with our hands, this approach shouldn’t be confused with Art Therapy. It’s a holistic method of conversational psychotherapy.

In Gestalt therapy, the therapist actively participates in the process as a companion rather than an expert. The experience-orientated relationship between therapist and client is what makes this approach so unique. I will use questions to work on what happened in your past, but I will always encourage you to express what you feel in the here and now.

Results past clients have experienced:

  • I felt so relieved to feel that the passion to do something with my life is not totally gone.
  • I now feel more whole, like I found the missing pieces of a puzzle.
  • I couldn’t use my voice back then, but today I found a way to protect myself and my child.
  • I feel light-hearted and understood. It was the best decision to come here.

You can book as many or as few sessions as you wish, most clients come to see me for at least six months. Some clients see the benefits after two or three months, but you can continue our sessions for as long as you feel you need the support. For most people it becomes obvious when things are improved to the extent that the therapy has reached a natural conclusion.

How to get started

The first step is to book a free, online consultation. We’ll spend 30 minutes discussing what you are experiencing and whether I think I can help you.

If we both decide there’s a good fit, we’ll then book your introductory session. During the introductory session, I’ll ask you more questions about your history and the problems you are experiencing, and then we’ll decide if I’m the right person to help you.

Each 60-minute therapy session costs 90€, but the introductory session is offered at a reduced rate of 50€.

Gestalt therapy is not covered by public health insurance, but some private or international insurers will cover it, so do check with your own insurer.

If you are ready to take the first step, click the button below to book your consultation today and start your journey towards a lighter life.

“Change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not.”

Arnold Beisser

Kind Words

“Before I started therapy my emotions were all over the place. When I received the news that my mother was suffering from a serious illness, I realised I needed support. I also wanted to learn how to deal better with challenging situations at work.

A friend recommended Katarina, and I straight away felt comfortable with her. She focused on what was important and asked the right questions. After six months working together, I managed to quit my job and find a new one where I’m much more valued. I developed so much in the way I communicate and find that I can work with all kinds of people now, even when I’m feeling annoyed. I’ve become much more centered, not so reactive when things don’t go my way.

I also learned how much I had missed joy and play in my life and found ways to focus more on what brings me happiness. I even started to acknowledge and celebrate my achievements, which is a big step as I never used to celebrate anything, not even my birthday!

To anybody who is considering doing psychotherapy; it will help you to become a better person. Katarina, thank you. The therapy has had a tremendous impact on my life.”

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Qualifications and Experience

  • IGG Gestalt Therapy Institute, Berlin
  • Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie, Christoph Mahr Institute, Berlin
  • ICF accredited Creative Consciousness Coaching Academy, Berlin/Maastricht
  • Working professionally as a coach and psychotherapist since 2016.
  • 10 years in a former career working in television and film, and for news agencies and international newspapers.
  • Many additional hours of training in Gestalt therapy, coaching, shadow work, female empowerment and embodiment.
  • As a therapist, as well as on an individual level, I am continuously developing and broadening my knowledge base through courses, workshops, and trainings, under expert supervision.
  • I’m originally from Sweden and now live in Berlin with my husband and our daughter. I work in three languages: English, German and Swedish.

Kind Words

I felt compelled to contact Katarina for individual therapy sessions as soon as I learned about her work; little did I know at the time what a transformational decision that would be! Working with Katarina these past few months has revolutionized the way in which I process everyday life—from forming better relationships to learning how to effectively communicate the complexities of emotionally charged situations.

Katarina helped me develop the tools necessary to create internal space for a clarity and lightness that I never imagined as a possibility for myself. I appreciate that she always makes a point of connecting each session to the broader themes we had identified as areas to work on, and the conversation never felt forced.

The environment Katarina creates is one of warmth and understanding and it naturally lends itself to unlocking the underlying issues that led me to her doorstep in the first place. I cannot recommend her services as a therapist enough.

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FAQ

What happens if I have to cancel an appointment?

If you cancel up to 24h in advance, we reschedule the appointment. If you cancel with less than 24h, you will have to pay for the session.

Is it possible to get appointments in the evenings and on the weekends?

I don’t work weekends, but I offer a few evening slots.

Do we have to meet as often as once a week?

Yes, I only offer weekly appointments. We will establish a regular weekly schedule and can make adjustments if your appointment falls during a holiday period. Once clients ‘graduate’ from therapy, many consider their therapist as another tool in their health toolbox that they can access when the need arises, and check in when they feel it’s necessary.

Is it necessary to have done personal development work already, before starting therapy with you?

No prior personal development work is necessary, but you do need to have an interest in understanding your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour better, as well as a willingness to recognize how you might be blocking your own growth.

What sorts of results can I expect?

Through psychotherapy, you will become aware of how your negative thought patterns and behaviors are blocking your self-awareness and making you unhappy. You will learn how your emotional and physical self are connected so you can relieve emotional distress and physical pain in your everyday life.

What should I be looking for in a therapist?

There are lots of very good therapists out there doing all types of therapy. However, studies show that more important than the type of therapy, the therapeutic relationship that develops between the therapist and client is the biggest indicator of client success. In other words, there needs to be a “good fit”.

Another thing to consider is how much experience the therapist has in the area you need help with.

What happens during a therapy session with you?

During our first session I ask you what your goal is for being in therapy, but I don’t have an agenda I follow. I simply go with the process and look at what’s happening in your life right now. Sometimes I suggest creative ways of looking at a situation and introduce props or role play activities.

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

Life coaching and psychotherapy are both wonderful tools for personal development. They both help you understand yourself better and they both have therapeutic potential—but they differ in focus and approach.

In short, the main difference between life coaching and psychotherapy is that life coaching focuses on unlocking potential, achieving life objectives and taking steps towards a fulfilling personal and professional life, while psychotherapy focuses on treating mental health conditions such as trauma, dysfunction, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and burnout. You can read more about the differences here.

What’s the difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling?

The terms ‘counselor’ and ‘psychotherapist’ are often used interchangeably and have many similarities, but there are some important differences as well. In general, counseling is recommended for specific issues and situations, such as addiction or grief, and takes place over a few weeks to several months.

Psychotherapy, in contrast, tends to explore past issues that might be contributing to present day problems. It often takes place continually or intermittently over a period of several months to a couple of years. In actual practice, however, there is a great deal of overlap between the two types of therapies.

Technically speaking, ‘counselor’ means ‘advisor’. It involves two people working together to solve a problem.

‘Psychotherapy’ on the other hand is generally a longer-term treatment that focuses more on gaining insight into chronic physical and emotional problems. Its focus is on the person’s thought processes, and how these may be influenced by past events such that they cause problems in the present.

Can you guarantee it will work?

I can’t promise you that you’ll have the outcome you want. Why? Because the success depends on many factors including how willing you are to understand yourself better, if we are a good fit as a client and therapist and, where you are in your life when you decide to start therapy.

Do you offer online therapy?

No, I don’t offer online therapy. Though I do make an exception for existing clients who are travelling for an extended time period and need support, or for clients who for whatever reason can’t leave their home.

Can I talk to you before meeting you in person?

Yes, I offer a free, 30-minute online consultation where you have the chance to share what you want to work on, and I will give you an idea if I think we can work together. If we both decide it’s a good fit, we can book an introductory session. After that, we decide together if we will start regular therapy sessions.

How long will it take before I see results?

That varies from client to client, some people feel the impact after just a few weeks, with others it takes a few months.

How long will I be in therapy?

Every client has different needs for the amount of time they will be seeing a therapist. Most of my clients stay at least 6 months.

When is the right time to start?

That depends on you. If you’re unsure if now is the right time, book a consultation and I will help you make a decision.

How do I know if your therapy method is right for me?

You can’t know before you try it. I invite you to read more about Gestalt therapy to get an idea about what to expect. After 4 to 5 sessions, you will most likely know if what I offer is for you.

Can I interrupt the therapy sessions when I want?

You are not signing a contract for a certain number of sessions. You can stop the therapy whenever you want. What I ask from you is that you let me know in advance, so that we can have another 1 to 2 sessions to finish the work we have started together.

How do I pay?

I will send you an invoice for the sessions at the end of each month.

Are the sessions covered by my health insurance?

Gestalt therapy is not covered by public health insurance, but some private or international insurers will cover it, so do check with your own insurer.