It's Complicated

Find a therapist practicing Narrative therapy

Narrative therapy is a therapeutic approach that views individuals as the authors of their own stories and seeks to help them rewrite and reconstruct their narratives in ways that empower and promote positive change. If you are looking for a practitioner experienced in narrative therapy, It's Complicated has the perfect match for you, available online and in-person. Because life is complicated, but finding a therapist shouldn't be.

Free matching service

NEW!

Available in your language

Built by therapists

The connection and therapeutic alliance to one's therapist is the most important factor for a successful outcome. Our in-house psychologists will help you find the right match based on your individual background and needs.Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors offer therapy in English, German, and more than 90 other languages. They are available to meet you online or in person and can help you with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and more.It's Complicated is built and owned by therapists. Since starting in Berlin 2019 we have grown organically into an international platform with local therapist communities in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, and New York.

The Directory

Find a therapist, psychologist, counsellor or coach based on your preferences.
Craig Behenna
RESPONSE TIME UNKNOWN

Craig Behenna

Craig Behenna

Licensed Counsellor
Anxiety • Coaching • Meditation • Narrative therapy • Solution-focused therapy • Spirituality • Stress
RESPONSE TIME UNKNOWN
Anxiety • Coaching • Meditation • Narrative therapy • Solution-focused therapy • Spirituality • Stress
90 / session90
Archidona
Online only
Elena Grebenyuk
RESPONSE TIME UNKNOWN

Elena Grebenyuk

Elena Grebenyuk

Psychological Counsellor
Body therapy • Couples therapy • Narrative therapy • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
RESPONSE TIME UNKNOWN
Body therapy • Couples therapy • Narrative therapy • Therapy for Expats • Trauma
50 / session50
Lisbon
Online only
Jesse Elan
Video Profile
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Jesse Elan

Jesse Elan

Psychological Counselor - ADHD & Narrative Therapy
Addictions • ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Narrative therapy • Psychedelic integration therapy • Self-confidence • Therapy for Expats
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Addictions • ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Narrative therapy • Psychedelic integration therapy • Self-confidence • Therapy for Expats
100 / session100
Berlin
Online only
Garima Narwani
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Garima Narwani

Garima Narwani

Registered (MBACP) Counseling Psychologist
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Grief & Loss • Integrative therapy • LGBTQI • Narrative therapy • Online therapy
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Grief & Loss • Integrative therapy • LGBTQI • Narrative therapy • Online therapy
90 / session90
Amsterdam
Online only
Nikolas Mousoulis
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Nikolas Mousoulis

Nikolas Mousoulis

Licensed Mental Health Psychologist
Anxiety • Burnout • Counselling • Mood (affective) disorders • Narrative therapy • Relationships • Systemic therapy
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Anxiety • Burnout • Counselling • Mood (affective) disorders • Narrative therapy • Relationships • Systemic therapy
50 / session50
Athens
In-person and Online
Johanne Schwensen
Video Profile
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Johanne Schwensen

Johanne Schwensen

Clinical Psychologist
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Crisis Response • Narrative therapy
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy • Anxiety • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Crisis Response • Narrative therapy
120 / session120
Fredensborg
Online only
Nataliya Laine
Video Profile
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Nataliya Laine

Nataliya Laine

MSc Psychologist
Anxiety • Burnout • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Divorce • Hypnotherapy • Narrative therapy • Relationships
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Anxiety • Burnout • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Divorce • Hypnotherapy • Narrative therapy • Relationships
80 / session80
Dublin
In-person and Online
Konstantinos Bampatsikos
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Konstantinos Bampatsikos

Konstantinos Bampatsikos

Psychotherapist (in-training)
Burnout • LGBTQI • Narrative therapy • Personal development • Relationships • Self-confidence • Systemic Approach
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS
Burnout • LGBTQI • Narrative therapy • Personal development • Relationships • Self-confidence • Systemic Approach
40 / session40
Athens
Online only
Anya Hung
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Anya Hung

Anya Hung

Counseling Psychologist
Anxiety • Depression • Female empowerment • Grief & Loss • Meditation • Narrative therapy • Personal development
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Anxiety • Depression • Female empowerment • Grief & Loss • Meditation • Narrative therapy • Personal development
60 / session60
Moscow
Online only

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

Learn more about therapists practicing Narrative therapy

Narrative therapy and its applications

Narrative therapy focuses on exploring the stories and narratives that individuals construct about their lives and experiences. It is used to help people re-author their stories in ways that empower them and promote positive change. Narrative therapy is beneficial for individuals seeking to overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, and identity struggles. By reshaping their narratives, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences, leading to greater resilience and well-being.

 

How narrative therapy works

Narrative therapy typically involves a collaborative approach between the therapist and the individual. The therapist helps the individual identify and explore the dominant narratives that influence their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Through conversation, reflection, and storytelling techniques, the therapist assists the individual in re-evaluating and reconstructing their narratives in more empowering and resourceful ways. During the therapy process, individuals are encouraged to externalise their problems, viewing them as separate from themselves. This helps individuals distance themselves from their problems and gain perspective, allowing them to adopt a more constructive and empowered stance. Through the exploration of alternative narratives and perspectives, individuals can discover new possibilities for change and growth.

 

Is narrative therapy right for you?

Narrative therapy may be suitable for individuals who are interested in exploring their life stories and creating positive change. If you are open to examining and reshaping the narratives that shape your experiences, narrative therapy could be a valuable approach. It's essential to discuss your needs and goals with a qualified narrative therapist to determine if this approach aligns with your preferences and therapeutic objectives. Additionally, considering your comfort level with storytelling and reflective practices can help you decide if narrative therapy is the right fit for you.

The Therapy Talk Podcast

With co-founder and clinical psychologist Johanne Schwensen