Release your burdens,
expand your self awareness
and live life to the fullest
I’m Katarina Stoltz, an English
speaking psychotherapist in Berlin
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 international professionals live a lighter life.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
What should I be looking for in a therapist?
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?
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?
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?
Do you offer online therapy?
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?
How long will I be in therapy?
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.