It's Complicated

Nikoleta Gehrmann

Clinical Psychologist (M.Sc), Psychotherapist (HPG)

Counseling is a special calm space where you can allow yourself to find the answers to whatever you are struggling with. As a therapist, I am here to hold that space for you, and to accompany you during the process.
  • €79 / session
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About me

****Please note that I will be out of office from Sept 28th to Oct 16th. I won't be checking my messages during this time, but I'll get back once I am working again****

English- and German-speaking clinical psychologist with an integrative approach using client-centered, psychodynamic, and CBT-based (DBT, ACT) approaches. I believe that as a mental health care provider, my job is to stay flexible and to help you find what works for you. I have the most experience working with people suffering from anxiety, trauma, depression, stress and burnout, and dealing with life changes and transitions. I also have extensive experience treating people who suffer from severe dental fear and I have been active as a volunteer for the worldwide biggest support forum for people who are scared of the dentist. I speak English and German and I am happy to provide sessions in any of these languages. You can meet me online or in person in my practice in Köln Sülz.

If you feel like we could be a good fit, I would love to get to know you. I promise to do my best to create a comfortable atmosphere and to provide you with professional and competent help. If you are not sure yet, please feel free to reach out with questions at any time or schedule a free meet-and-greet chat so that we can figure out whether you would like to work with me.
Clinical psychology
Online therapy
Psychodynamic therapy

My approach

Therapy is a collaborative process. You are the expert on your mind. You know yourself the best. I on the other hand can serve with knowledge, experience, and the willingness to get to know and understand you. While we get to know each other, we can together take a look at where you would like to go and which paths could take you there. As everyone has a different communication style, needs, and preferences, I intend to treat all my clients in an open, non-judgmental, and respectful manner and to do my best to find an approach that works for you and that helps you to master whatever challenge you may be currently facing. If starting therapy feels like a daunting task, rest assured that I understand and that I'm committed to take the time to gradually build the trust and safety necessary for you to feel comfortable with me.

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

December 2020 - counselor licence „Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie“ (granted by the health department of the city of Cologne) August 2021 - Clinical Psychology M.Sc. (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands) from January 2022 on - Psychotherapy trainee in psychodynamic therapy (APP Cologne)
since 2016 suicide prevention crisis hotline volunteer since 2017 volunteer support for people suffering from a severe dental fear, anxiety, or phobia ( since October 2022 psychology tutor in at different institutions 2019 - 2020 dental phobia support in a dental practice 2021 - 2022 psychologist in a psychiatric ward, unit for personality disorders Member of: The American Psychological Association (APA) Federal Association of German Psychologists (BDP) Association of free Psychotherapists, Practitioners for Psychotherapy and Psychological Counselors (VFP)
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  • €79 / session
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