Richelle J. Schaefer, M.Sc. Psych., M.A. 

Psychologische Psychotherapeutin

Welcome to RJS Private Practice for Psychotherapy 

Everyone goes through hardships and experiences psychological pain throughout their lives. This is a normal human condition. We know from resilience research that going through difficult experiences can have long-term benefits for our psychological health, as we are forced to adapt and learn "new skills" to overcome these hardships. Of course, even psychologically strong individuals can have difficulties feeling stable after such hardships and especially, after traumatic experiences. Sometimes we can’t "bounce back" and we are overwhelmed with our everyday lives. Others feel like they have dealt with psychological pain their entire lives and it is not due to one particular situation, but rather a chronic state of “not feeling well”. In these situations, it can be beneficial to receive professional help to overcome such difficulties.

In my private practice, I offer one-on-one psychotherapy, as well as couples therapy.  Additionally, I offer online psychotherapy for those who are interested in an internet-based intervention.

I am a state authorized and registered clinical psychotherapist (specialization in cognitive behavioral therapy) and treat all psychological issues based on scientifically validated and thoroughly devised treatment plans. I have additional training in various therapeutic methods such as Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT & DBT-PTSD) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In order to support the most beneficial therapeutic process for my patients, I place much emphasizes on their feedback and devise flexible therapeutic plans based on their individual needs. 

Before psychotherapy can begin, it is important to have an initial session that serves as a “chemistry check”, as well as to discuss possible treatment options. To schedule an initial session with me, you can use my contact form or call me directly (0176 92439705). 

I look forward to hearing from you!