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Janina Botsford

Clinical Psychologist and psychotherapist (HeilprG)

I’m a Clinical Psychologist with an American and Croatian background. I offer therapy for both individuals and couples and specialize on the treatment of women.

About

I’ve found myself working more and more with women in their twenties, thirties and forties who already have many experiences to look back on (and some challenging ones too) who also have a lot ahead of them, and want to find the strength and energy to go into this future as healthy, confident and free individuals.

Many of these women face the same challenges: emotional imbalances marked by fear and anxiety, depression, excessive thinking and a feeling of searching without knowing what for, or not allowing themselves to have their needs met. Feelings of loneliness, despair, isolation, being out-of-place, low self-esteem or even self-hate and often struggles with anger and the expression of anger.

P.S. This is my specialization, however, I work with individuals and couples of all ages and genders.

My Approach

I mostly work with CBT methods (and mindfulness-based approaches), however, I have found techniques from Psychodynamic Therapy and Body Psychotherapy to round off my therapeutic work. Especially for individuals who display difficulties to stay in touch with their emotions, working with the body can be extremely transformative. Besides this, analyzing relational patterns and understanding where a person comes from - what they have learned about relationships, the world in general, other people and themselves - seems inevitable for understanding current difficulties. Generally, the basis of my work is always a stable and dependable therapeutic relationship.
Whether you face a difficult life transition or repeating cycles of negativity - there is a potential in all of us to move from crisis to personal growth.

My Qualifications

Education

2018 Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie
Since 2016 Training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents at ZGFU Berlin
Since 2015 Doctoral program in clinical psychology at Freie Universität Berlin
2014 Diplom Psychologie, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany

Experience

Since 2019 Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (HeilprG) with own practice in Berlin
2018 Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie
Since 2017 Clinical Interviews with patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at Hochschulambulanz Freie Universität Berlin
Since 2016 Training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents at ZGFU Berlin
Since 2015 Doctoral program in clinical psychology at Freie Universität Berlin

Languages

English, German

Book a session

Mon Mar 30
Tue Mar 31
Wed Apr 01