Systemic therapy as an approved psychotherapy method is one of the four scientifically recognized forms of therapy in Germany. It understands mental disorders also as part of relationship patterns, which are burdensome for the client. These patterns of relationships are primarily diagnosed and treated in the interpersonal interaction of ​​a client, for example in his or her family or working relationship.

Systemic therapy has a lasting therapeutic effect through the interruption of previous destructive and the stimulation of a new constructive relationship. Effective evidence for systemic therapy has been demonstrated especially in anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders, in eating disorders, psychosomatic complaints or in addiction behavior.

The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) is currently investigating whether systemic therapy is included as a further procedure in the performance catalogue of legal health insurance funds. Examination report on the effectiveness of systemic therapy (German)


As a systemic therapist, I use the solution-oriented conversation as a basic method. In doing so, I ask you specifically to clarify relationships in your life. In an intensive personal conversation, we try to better understand your views, conflicts and not least your feelings. Together we develop individual solutions and work out ways to implement them. I work with you in a neutral, appreciatively and success-oriented way.

I like to work according to the approach of systemic short-term therapy of Steve de Shazer. This approach enables you to understand your situation in a timely and focused manner. This allows you to change your current situation positively and make your life meaningful only after a few sessions.

The very best years of your life are those, in which you take responsibility for your problems…It is clear to you, that you have your fate in your hands.

Albert Ellis