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Sarah Salmhofer

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist

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🚨currently 2 vacancies 👩‍🎓 CBT psychotherapist 💻 online counseling 💬 english and german speaking 📍 based in Berlin ▶️ specialized in anxiety, stress, burn-out, depression, trauma 🙂write me for more information
  • €90 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
220+ sessions on It's Complicated
a year at It's Complicated
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About me

In 2015, I completed my degree in psychology with a specialization in clinical psychology. After my studies, I worked for several years in children's and youth welfare services. From 2020 to 2024, I trained as a psychological psychotherapist (CBT - cognitive behavioral therapy) and have since gained a lot of experience with both inpatients and outpatients. I have been licensed since April 2024. I am very passionate about my work. Seeing how clients develop, solve problems and break old behavioral patterns is something I find enriching every time. I see my work as "helping people to help themselves". Openness, transparency and working together as equals are very important to me.

My approach

My aim is to build a trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable and can open up. In an initial consultation, I will listen to your current situation, your difficulties, possible clinical symptoms and your goals. In the long term, I would like to support you in identifying and resolving unfavorable behavioral patterns in order to reduce clinical symptoms, achieve better self-regulation, improve relationships with others and understand yourself better. I focus on two areas: ▶️ My first focus is on current problems in the present. For this, I use classic methods of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In situation analyses, we find out which factors trigger and maintain your problem. These can be, for example, deeply rooted beliefs, unconscious behavioral patterns (e.g. avoidance behavior), difficulties in dealing with emotions or poor interaction styles. Once we have found out what triggers your problem, we develop concrete strategies or skills that can be applied practically and promptly in everyday life. This phase is therefore very action- and goal-oriented. ▶️ My second focus is on influential childhood experiences. We look at what influences your attachment figures or certain experiences in your biography have had on you and how you can deal with them or work through them. To do this, I use modern methods from the so-called "third wave" (e.g. elements from schema therapy, emotion work, mindfulness or self-compassion). Elements from trauma therapy can also be applied here. Through this approach, I try to answer the two questions "How can I solve my problem?" and "Why did my problem emerge?"

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
10/2015: Magistra (equivalent to Diploma / Master of Science) in Psychology at the University of Vienna / Austria, main focus: clinical psychology and applied child and adolescent psychology 04/2024: License to practice as a psychotherapist (CBT)
Experience
01/2020 - 07/2020: practical work at a treatment facility for PTSD and trauma-related disorders 08/2020 - 05/2021: practical work in a psychosomatic rehabilitation clinic (mainly for patients with depression, burn-out and anxiety disorders) 06/2021 - 10/2023: psychotherapeutic treatment of outpatients under supervision (mainly patients with depression, burn-out, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, somatoform disorders and personality disorders) since 01/2023: online counseling at it's complicated
Languages
German
English
Insurances
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  • €90 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
220+ sessions on It's Complicated
a year at It's Complicated
Available online
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