Christina Gesing

Christina Gesing

Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist & Couples Counselor in Berlin

120 € / session

1 € / Free 20-min. Info Call

180 € / Couple session (75 min)

offers online sessions

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Availability

Wed May 18
Thu May 19
Fri May 20

The therapists timezone is Europe/Berlin

120 € / session

Christina Gesing

Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist & Couples Counselor in Berlin in Berlin

Welcome! I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and systemic sex therapist working with individuals and couples - both online and in Berlin.

Mittelweg 50 12053 Berlin Mittelweg 50 12053 Berlin
Location

About Christina

*** Remote only - appointments only before 2pm (CET). Always request a free 20 Min. infocall to see if its a good fit before booking your sessions - The minimum commitment for the process is 6 sessions***

German native in Berlin with extensive international experience. B.Sc. and M.Sc. in psychology from the Netherlands, licenced psychotherapist in Germany. Systemic sex therapy in training with Ulrich Clement and others. Worked in both in-patient and outpatient settings, currently private practice and as a consultant for a relationship health startup.

My main focus is on relationships and sexuality, such as:
- exploring new dimensions of intimacy with your partner & resparking the flame
- coping with infidelity
- opening up your relationship and living non-monogamously
- navigating bonding & autonomy
- finding your authentic sexual expression
- letting go of (body-)shame
- recovering after heartbreak & seperation
- overcoming sexual trauma
- working with low desire, difficulty reaching orgasm, erectile dysfuntion, vaginismus
and many more

I consider myself sex-positive, LGTBQIA+-welcoming, kink-friendly and I value diversity.

While my main focus is in the area of relationships and sexuality, in the past I worked across the whole spectrum of psychological challenges such as life crisis, depression, anxiety, social phobia, trauma, low self-esteem & more.

My Approach

I use scientifically based methods of cognitive behavior therapy, systemic couples therapy and sex therapy, tailored to your needs. Also, I value Mindfulness-based interventions, the framework of Acceptance- and Comittment Therapy (ACT), Meditation and more body-based methods.

Every journey is different, but during my sessions we
- create a safe space for (both of) you to open up
- look at our individual biography and couple history
- look at challenging couple dynamics
- try to identify wants&needs and communicate them effectively
- train to observe our thoughts, emotions and behaviour, try to understand them, view them with compassion and, if necessary, train to critically question them.
- work out some strategies to attain your goals and train specific skills
- Humor should not be neglected!

Your change will take time and commitment. I usually recommend starting with 6 sessions (minimum commitment). Cognitive behavioural "short term therapy" usually consists of 24 sessions, "long term therapy" approx. 60 sessions.

*** I offer a few consession slots with reduced rates to provide my services to people in need with low income. Please reach out to me if you feel you qualify for that.

Qualifications and Experience

Education

2020 - today Postgraduate training Systemic Sex Therapy

2021 Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Psychologische Hochschule Berlin, DE

2015 Master of Science Psychology, University of Groningen, NL

2015 Master of Arts in Future Studies, Free University of Berlin, DE

2012 Bachelor of Science Hons., University of Groningen, NL

Experience

Currently: Private Practice in Berlin-Neukölln

September 2021-today: Psychotherapist at MindDoc Online Therapy

July 2021 - today Consultant and Coach @ Dearest - Learn to love healthier

July 2020 - June 2021 Psychologist and neuropsychologist at Department of Psychosomatics and Department of Geriatrics, Havelhöhe Community Hospital

May 2017 - April 2020 Psychotherapist iA / cognitive-behavioral therapy, outpatient department of the Berlin Academy for Psychotherapy

Aug. 2019 - June 2020 Consultant for psychological diagnostics and therapy planning, freelance

Dec. 2017 - Nov. 2018 Psychotherapist iA, Protected ward psychosis & geriatric psychiatry, Vivantes Humboldt Hospital

Nov 2015 - Oct 2017 Psychologist and team leader, center for unaccompanied minor refugees

Languages

English, German

Insurances

Private Pay, Private Insurance