Katharina is a psychologist at OpenUp. During your time with Katharina she aims to ensure you are at your most comfortable, to listen carefully to what is important to you and how this fits with your co-dependant factors, such as your social life, family and/or work setting.
When working with you, Katharina takes an integrative approach, using a mix of acceptance and commitment therapy and systemic counselling. Through this process Katharina explores with you to find what really drives you, what your personal goals and wishes are and where your strengths lie. This is a fluid process and Katharina’s role is to support the growth of your mental flexibility, depending on what your needs are at each individual stage. An integral part of this is often to accept and learn to notice, but not overreact, to our thoughts, as well as to learn to be more present within the moment. Katharina will often include mindfulness techniques as part of this path.
Katharina enjoys reading and hiking as well as Pilates and Yoga to relax in her free time. She is also a proponent of life-long learning as a crucial part of her own mental well-being and enjoys learning about new research in psychological counselling.
Katharina obtained her Psychology PhD at Lancaster University, England in 2015 and became a registered systemic family counselor soon after. Katharina has worked as a counselling psychologist with clients experiencing various mental health needs, both as an independent psychologist and as part of large organizations.
Katharina speaks both English and German.