Antidepressant medication and alternative treatment for depression
Foto: Mira Hamza
What is antidepressant medication?
Antidepressant medication, especially the so-called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are among the most prescribed drugs for depression worldwide. They are supposed to lighten the mood and normalize the drive in depressive disorders.
Effects of antidepressants (depending on the drug):
Mostly, antidepressants are used to treat depression. Six percent of the population in Germany regularly take antidepressant medicine; in some of our neighboring countries, the figure is twice as high. The trend in all countries is upward. Every year, antidepressants worth 3.7 billion euros are sold in Europe. So it’s an interesting market!
On average, antidepressants work somewhat better than placebo, i.e., in some people they work very well, in others not at all. However, they sometimes cause severe side effects.
Side effects of antidepressants can include:
Because of these side effects, many patients want to stop taking antidepressant medicine. Often patients do not know that there are nowadays good alternative treatments for depression that lead to at least as good an improvement in symptoms without antidepressants or long-term medication.
Alternative treatment of depression without antidepressants
If the antidepressants show a clear effect and the side effects are minor, there is no reason to stop taking the medication. However, for many patients, the effect is questionable (“Am I feeling bad even though I am taking the antidepressants or because I am taking them?”). These people seek alternative treatments for depression.
At the clinic Dr. Scheib on Mallorca and at Dr. Scheib’s practices in Berlin and Munich, we have been successfully treating depression without antidepressants for years. We use the antidepressant effect of ketamine infusions, which has been scientifically proven in numerous studies and has long been a common method of treating depression in the USA. What is special about our depression treatment is that we always accompany the ketamine infusions with complementary therapies, individually tailored to the patient. This allows us to achieve faster and more sustainable results than treatment with ketamine infusions alone.
If one wants to quit antidepressants, psychotherapy is effective to continue fighting depression! Whether psychodynamic therapy or behavioral therapy, psychotherapy is learning. How do I learn to behave differently? How do I look at situations from different angles? How do I learn to better understand my feelings and reactions? Everything is learning! What happens in the brain when we learn? – New connections are created between neurons, the nerve cells. The more intense the new experiences, the more neural connections are created.
However, for more severe depressions, higher frequency psychotherapy with several therapy hours per week is a prerequisite.
Prof. Klaus Grawe commented in his book “Neuropsychotherapy” after several elaborate and large studies: “As far as the intensity and massages of therapeutic influences are concerned, psychotherapy may have to be rethought… the possibility exists that many of today’s therapeutic efforts to change persistent problem behavior are not successful because the influences, although correct in principle, are not intense and massaged enough.” Unfortunately, there is a significant undersupply of psychotherapists in most regions of Germany, and waiting times of several months are often the norm.
In our clinic for psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine on Mallorca, we work with the concept of individualized, intensive individual psychotherapy – usually two hours a day, sometimes even more! This has enabled us to significantly reduce therapy times overall.
In addition, the brain is not receptive during severe depression, which makes psychotherapy even more difficult. This problem is eliminated with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.
An important part of our depression therapy without antidepressant medicine are ketamine infusions. Ketamine leads to a significant improvement in the symptoms of most depressive patients after only a short time.
How does ketamine therapy work?
Suicidal thoughts largely disappear after the first infusion.
Ketamine has practically no lasting side effects.
The substance is completely broken down after a few hours. However, the effect remains.
Due to the rapid improvement in neuroplasticity (new connections are formed between nerve cells in the brain), patients also become capable of learning again, which improves the results of psychotherapy. In severely depressed patients, this is how psychotherapy becomes possible in the first place.
Two effects of ketamine are exploited: on the one hand, the mind-altering (dissociative) effect during the infusion and, on the other hand, the sustained antidepressant, anxiety-relieving effect.
During the ketamine infusion, patients often experience a change in perception. Memories, emotions, inner conflicts, but also hidden fears may come to the surface. If these are now conscious, they can ideally be processed as part of psychotherapy. The antidepressant effect usually only appears on the following day of the infusion and impresses with an improvement and stabilization of mood.
Ketamine works for varying lengths of time, often only days to weeks. Therefore, several infusions are usually (3 to 6) are usually offered at intervals of a few days.
In the U.S., it has become common practice for patients to receive a booster infusion every four weeks. Because of our intensive ketamine-based psychotherapy, this is often not necessary with this frequency in our treatment of depression.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is also an alternative to antidepressant medicine. RTMS is not to be confused with magnetic resonance therapy, which is scientifically insufficient: in rTMS, strong magnetic pulses are directed at the part of the brain involved in depression.
These areas are forced into activity by the magnetic pulses. A stimulation session lasts about 20 minutes. After about 15 to 20 stimulations, most patients experience a significant improvement of their symptoms. Several stimulation units per day are possible. The procedure has almost no side effects, except for rare transient headaches. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is non-invasive and can also be used in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, rTMS is a good alternative treatment for postpartum depression. In the 2020 Evidence-based Guidelines, the procedure is rated effective with an efficacy rating of “A = safe.” Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is FDA approved for the treatment of depression and compulsions and is found in the German S3 guidelines for depression treatment. In addition to depression, rTMS can also be used successfully for obsessive-compulsive disorders, addictive disorders, tremor, and Alzheimer’s dementia.
Quitting antidepressant medicine takes some time. Many antidepressants must be slowly reduced over several weeks and cannot be discontinued from one day to the next.
During this time, ketamine infusion therapy can be started to improve the symptoms of depression and reduce the side effects of quitting antidepressant medicine. Ketamine is compatible with most antidepressants; there are no adverse side effects from temporary concurrent treatment with antidepressants and ketamine infusion.
Repetitive trascranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has a synergistic effect and intensive psychotherapy can be started simultaneously.
With good planning and stringent implementation of therapy, conversion can occur within two to three weeks, but sometimes more time is needed. In our experience, many patients can do without further drug treatment afterwards – including ketamine. But this also varies from individual to individual.
We offer this depression treatment on an outpatient basis at our practices in Berlin and Munich, as well as at our clinic on Mallorca. An inpatient admission is not necessary for this, but can take place in Mallorca. This allows the patient to concentrate intensively on the therapy and to develop a completely new attitude to life within two to three weeks.
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Studies of psychology at the Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg with focus on clinical psychology, intervention psychology and clinical neuroscience.
Erasmus semester at the Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Research assistant at the Department of General Psychology in the area of motivation and emotion, University of Würzburg, Germany
Internship at the Milton Erikson Institute, Rottweil, Germany
Internship at the Practice for Forensic Psychology, Würzburg
Short internship at the Bürgerhospital, Klinikum Stuttgart, Center for Mental Health, Department: Addictive Disorder
Since 2018 member of the team Dr. Scheib
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
Systemic consultant in further education
"You have to keep finding your way through the little thoughts that annoy you to the big thoughts that strengthen you." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Human Medicine Languages: German | English
2009 - 2015 Study of human medicine at the LMU Munich
Since 19.11.2015 Approbation granted by the government of Upper Bavaria
- Work as clinical psychologist with addicted offenders sentenced according to §64
- Management of group and individual therapies
09/2017 - 11/2018 Heiligenfeld GmbH, house specialist clinic, Bad Kissingen: Reference therapist
- Work as a clinical psychologist in a holistic and integrative psychosomatic clinic.
- Management of group and individual therapies
- Treatment of the entire spectrum of psychosomatic and mental disorders
04/2017 - 08/2017 Selfapy GmbH, Berlin: Corporate Health & Business Development Manager.
- Development, sales and implementation of psychologically guided online therapy, especially for corporate health management.
- Online programs based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for therapy and prevention of depression, anxiety and burnout.
07/2014 - 10/2014 Fliedner Klinik, Berlin: intern in a private day clinic for psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatics.
- Responsibility for the implementation and evaluation of psychometric testing procedures.
- Participation and moderation of morning rounds and case discussions in the team
09/2011 - 10/2011 Jewish Hospital, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Berlin: Intern in the primary intervention of addicts
- Leading of patient groups and psychoeducational events
- Collection of neuropsychological findings and preparation of expert reports
Academic and therapeutic training
10/2020 - Psychological University of Berlin (PHB), Berlin: Licensing training in depth psychology-based psychotherapy
Integration of theory and research, self-awareness, practical training and supervision
- Integrated postgraduate master's program (M.Sc. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy)
- Passed intermediate examination in April 2022 (grade: 1.3)
09/2013 - 04/2016 Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg: Master of Science in Psychology
- Final grade: 1.6
- Major: Clinical Psychology& Neuroscience
- Minor: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Master thesis at the Social Cognition Centre, University of Cologne. Grade: 1,0
02/2013 - 07/ 2013 University of Amsterdam, Netherlands: Study Abroad
- Focus: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Intercultural Psychology
04/2010 - 08/2013 Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg: Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Final grade: 2,5
- Majors: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Ergonomics
- Bachelor thesis at the Chair of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Grade: 1,7
04/2022 ZIST, Penzberg: Postgraduate Training
- Advanced training for psychotherapists under the direction of Hunter Beaumont
09/2022 OPEN Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Volunteer at the ICPR Conference
- Preparation of the conference and supervision of the speakers
10/2021 MIND Foundation, Berlin, Germany: Volunteer at INSIGHT conference
- Preparation of the conference and support of the speakers
01/2019 - 02/2019 Esalen Institute, Big Sur, USA: Residential Study Program
- Deepening meditation and mindfulness practice, insight into Gestalt therapy led by Steven Harper.
08/2018 Summer Academy "Leadership and Personality", Munich/ Elmau: Scholarship holder of the Karl Schlecht Foundation and the University of Philosophy, Munich.
- Intensive examination of existential life questions, self-reflection and meditative practice under the guidance of Jesuits and philosophers of the University of Philosophy, Munich.
- Exchange with leaders from business, politics and culture
08/2015 International Summer Academy for Journalism, University of Liechtenstein: scholarship holder for an intensive course to learn journalistic reporting.
- Learning the different journalistic genres under the guidance of international guest lecturers
- Independent research and writing of articles
07/2014 - 07/2015 National Model United Nations, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg : Member of an interdisciplinary delegation in the context of an international simulation game
- Responsibility for the fundraising area
- Participation in conferences in New York City, at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Hamburg
- Award for the best position paper, University of Hamburg
09/2008 - 09/2009 German Development Service, Mali: civilian service in a local craftsmen's interest group
- Further training of craftsmen and artisans
- Establishment of a training center
- Public relations
Practice manager | MFA | QMB | Trainer KT/KISS/KR Languages: German | Greek
1993 Greek high school diploma
1993-1996 Training MFA (medical assistant)
2001 X-ray certificate
2004-2004 Training as cosmetician and make-up artist
2019 Training as QMB (Quality Management Representative)
2022-2023 Training as trainer KT/KISS/KR (controlled drinking, controlled consumption of legal and ilegal drugs, controlled drinking)
1993-1996 Radiological group practice Dr. Jülch, Gütler, Dumler, Wagner-Manslau Dachau
1996-1997 Urology Dr. .Hegemann Munich (MFA)
1997-1998 Gynecology Dr. Krüsmann, Dr. Friedrich Munich (MFA)
1999-2003 Joint practice Dr. Sewering, Dr. Licht, Dr. Steinhart Dachau (MFA/X-ray assistant)
2003-2008 Gynecology Dr. Friedrich, Dr. Schönmüller, Munich (MFA)
2009-2011 Bakery Denk, Dachau, deputy. Management, Sales
2011-2019 Helios Amperklinik Dachau, ward secretary
2019-2021 Surgical practice Dr. Tsourpis, Karlsfeld (MFA/QMB,)
2021-present Private practice Dr. Scheib, Munich (practice manager, MFA, QMB, trainer KT/KISS/KR).
Dr. med. Notger Brustle
General surgeon, visceral surgeon, special visceral surgeon & proctology physician. Languages: German | English | Czech
Since 03/2018 Retired, temporary duty physician at Prosomno Sleep Clinic
03/2003 – 03/2018 Medical director at St. Barbara-Hospital, Gladbeck
10/2001 – 03/2018 Chief Physician at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at St. Barbara Hospital, Gladbeck
08/1988 – 09/2001 Senior physician at the Alfried Krupp Hospital for general surgery, trauma surgery and vascular surgery, Essen
Senior physician until 1990: Prof Dr. J. Kort
Senior physician from 1991: Prof. Dr. M. Betzler
04/1986 – 03/1987 Resident physician at the Lutherhaus gGmbH Protestant Hospital, Essen, surgical department
Senior physician: Prof. Dr. F. Beersiek
04/1987 – 07/1988 & 04/1982 – 03/1986 Resident physician at the Clinic for General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Essen, Germany
Senior physician: Prof Dr. J. Kort
10/1980 – 09/1981 Practical year at the Marien-Hospital Gelsenkirchen, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University Hospital Essen
Recognitions, Doctorate, Study & School
30.08.2008 Additional training in proctology
26.06.2000 Additional training in special visceral surgery
11.09.1996 Recognition as a physician specializing in visceral surgery
23.06.1988 Recognition as a doctor of surgery
09.12.1985 Doctorate (Dr. med.) at the medical faculty of the University of Essen
10/1976 – 06/1980 Study of medicine at the University of Essen
10/1972 – 07/1976 Study of chemistry at the University of Münster
09/ 2011 - 01/ 2014: Studies at the medical school in Pecs, Hungary
10/ 2015 - 11/ 2019: Studies of human medicine at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
From 03/ 2017: PhD at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg on the topic: "Acute liver damage after cardiac surgery
Further professional training:
08/ 2010 - 11/ 2010: Training as a paramedic at the DRK in Goslar.
01/ 2011 - 04/ 2011: Internship at the Alka Hospital in Kathmandu (Nepal)
02/ 2014 - 05/ 2014: Internship in the orthopedics/ trauma surgery of the military hospital in Pecs (Hungary)
09/ 2014 - 04/ 2015: Collaboration in the family practice of Dr. Leschke in Pankow (Germany)
04/ 2015 - 08/ 2015: Student assistant in the pathology department of the hospital Vivantes Neukölln
2015 - 2019: clinical clerkships in different departments in Germany and abroad
12/ 2019: Obtaining the license to practice medicine
11/ 2018 - 11/ 2019: 1st tertial of the practical year at the Clinica de alta especialidad in Mérida (Mexico), surgery
2nd tertial at the Havelhöhe Clinic in Berlin, internal medicine
3rd tertial at the Charité Berlin, Psychiatry
From 06/2020: Physician in advanced training for internal medicine at the hospital Hedwigshöhe, Berlin
2020 - 2021: Volunteer work at Mindful Doctor in Berlin
Jens Röschmann, Psychological Psychotherapist Berlin
Licensed as a psychological psychotherapist (behavioral therapy) Registration in the medical register of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Bavaria and Berlin | Member of the Chambers of Psychotherapists in Bavaria and Berlin | EMDR | IRRT | Clinical Hypnosis | Coherence Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation | Relaxation techniques
Business Economist (HSL-OWL)
Delta Research Spain S.L.U.
Contact person for employees in general day-to-day matters
Preparation of shift plans for employees in Spain
Recruitment of new employees in German and English-speaking countries
Ordering and management of office supplies
Holding staff meetings in German or English
Onboarding of new employees in Turkey
Doctor of Medicine. Neuroscience / Neuropsychiatry
Languages: Spanish | English | Catalan
2012-2014 MBA. San Andrés University. Buenos Aires. Argentine.
2009 VI Mesotherapy Course. Directors: Dr. Hector Gancedo, Dra. Graciela Parma. Buenos Aires. Argentine. Biological Therapy Course. Hydrolyzed & Organospecificity. Director: Dra Graciela Parma. Buenos Aires. Argentine.
2006-1999 Medical Research Institute „Alfredo Lanari“ – (I.D.I.M. – U.B.A). Neurophysiology Department. Director: Prof. Dr. S. Muchnik. Doctorate Training.
2006 Master en Neurociênces (UB, UPF, URV, UdL) – Higher Council for Scientific Research – Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona. Course.
2005 Neurophysiology I. Laboratory of Cell Biology and Pathological Anatomy. Bellvitge Campus. University of Barcelona. Internship.
2002 Psychosomatic Medicine. Acute General Hospital Dr. J Fernández / Teaching and esearch Committee. Chiozza Foundation.
2001 Psychiatry for the internist. Roux-Ocefa Foundation. Course. Molecular Biology of cancer. Roux-Ocefa Foundation. Course. Daily practice in geriatrics. Roux-Ocefa Foundation. Course.
1998 Arrhythmias for the clinical doctor. Roux-Ocefa Foundation. Course. Vaccination training course. Ministry of Health. Buenos Aires. Neurology Department. Director: Dr. J. Ure. Internship. Hospital Dr. J. T. Borda. Buenos Aires University. Psychiatry Department. (training with psychotic patients) . Internship. Hospital Dr. J. T. Borda. Buenos Aires University. Promotion and Prevention Hospital Service. Director: Dr. S. Barrios. Internship. Acute General Hospital Dr. E. Tornú. Buenos Aires University
1997 Preventive agents training program in Mental Health. Director. Prof. Dr. Materazzi. Medicine School. Buenos Aires University.
Sports therapist and personal trainer
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish
Since 2022 personal trainer/sports therapist in the team Clinica Dr. Scheib, Palma de Mallorca
Born and raised in Hamburg
Father of two adult children
1998-1999 Civilian service
1999-2002 Nursing training
2002-2004 Intensive care unit
2004-2017 Acute psychiatry
2019-2022 Fitness trainer in a sports club (MSV 1862)
2010-2014 Study of health management
2018-2020 Training as a personal trainer (BSA Academy)
2018 Fitness trainer B
2018 Trainer for cardio fitness
2018 Athletic trainer
2019 Sports rehabilitation trainer
2019 Fitness coach
2019 Business startup
2020 Trainer for kettlebell and free weight training
2020 Trainer for TRX-Slingtraining (TRX)
2020 Trainer for small group training (Academy of Sports)
2021 BLACKROLL Recovery Expert (Blackroll)
I do as much sports as possible in my free time: Road bike, mountain bike, hiking, functional training... The main thing is outdoor, out in nature!
Medicinal fitness trainer | Personal trainer Languages: German | English | Spanish
My name is Kristine. In 2015 I turned my passion for sports into my profession with the goal to help people feel more comfortable in their bodies. In 2019 I started working with people who have different psychological problems or limitations. Helping clients through my therapy, in a supportive way through sports and exercise and being able to witness the process of recovery is something that makes me very happy.
I am a medical fitness trainer and personal trainer. An important part of my work is to build up and strengthen specific muscle groups and the body. Because only a healthy body can house a healthy soul.
The training I create helps to boost metabolism and support the detoxification process.
Another point is an improvement of imbalances, back problems, joint problems, posture problems and to support the cardiovascular system through the training.
Helping people feel more comfortable in their bodies again is my primary goal!
I also do stretching classes to improve flexibility. Mobility training also takes up a large part of my work to get or keep the body in better flow.
Other important points are relaxation exercises, coordination, strengthening of deep muscles and balance. I always keep an eye on the correct movement and flow and immediately adapt the workouts to my clients' needs if necessary. I always look for solutions to make my clients feel good in their bodies during and after the workouts and create a workout that meets their needs.
Fitness Training - B
Personal Training - A
Medical fitness training - A
Trainer for pelvic floor training
Languages: German | English | Spanish
Reiki | Acupuncture Languages: Spanish | English | Catalan ___________________________________________________________________
1993 - Usui Reiki System - PalmaTeacher of Naturopathy
1995 - Institución de Estudios Superiores de Naturopatía y Biocultura - AlicanteMineral Therapy and Schüssler Biosalts
1995 - Laboratorios Zokils - ZaragozaAcupuncture Dr. Liang Dao Le
2000 - BarcelonaKinesiology Touch For Health
1996 - Association of Kinesiology ProfessionalsMassage
1997 - NPSI Europe - MadridMassage
1997 - NPSI Europe - MadridMassage
2000 - Barcelona Liang Dao Le
2000 - BarcelonaKinesiology Touch for Health
1996 - Association of Kinesiology ProfessionalsMassage
1997 - NPSI Europe - MadridQuiromasaje, Rlología podal, Drenaje linfático Manual
1997 - Imita - MadridHomeopatía
1997 - Dr. Reckeweg - ZaragozaOligotherapy
1999 - Dietakés - BarcelonaHomeopathy
2004 - DPH - ZaragozaOligotherapies and Mineralotherapies
2006 - Dietbel - BarcelonaTechnician in Chiromassage
2019 - EuroinnovaHolistic cosmetic acupuncture
2019 - White Lotus - WalmsleyAcupuncture in sports
2020 - Euroinnova - GranadaUmbilical Acupuncture
2020 - The Dance of Wisdom - MadridPostgraduate in Acupuncture
2020 - Euroinnova - GranadaDegree in Naturopathy
2020 - APENB - BarcelonaAesthetic Acupuncture
2020 - Euroinnova - GranadaE. F.T. Emotional Freedom Technique
2021 - La Danza de la Sabiduría - MadridVeterinary Acupuncture
2021 - Euroinnova - GranadaDistal Acupuncture for Pain Treatment
2022 - Distal Acupuncture - BarcelonaFacial Aesthetic Acupuncture Whitelotus System (Whitelotus 2020), Veterinary Acupuncture (Euroinnova 2021), E. F.T. Emotional Freedom Technique and Navel Acupuncture (The Dance of Wisdom 2021), Distal Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain (Distal Acupuncture 2022).
Member of the Practitioner's Register of the European Foundation of MTCI nº: PR: 3833-12112Associate Member of APENB, Spanish Professional Association of Naturopathy and Biotherapy ®.
Xisco Bonilla Member APENB- With all measures of prevention COVID 19
Anna Maria Wittkowski
Clinical psychologist | psychotherapist
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish
Anna Maria Wittkowski is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with a Spanish license. She received her diploma in 1998 in Madrid and subsequently acquired numerous additional qualifications in Katathym Imaginative Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Brief Therapy, EMDR and Psychooncology in the USA, Mexico, Spain and Germany.
Languages: German | Lithuanian | Russian | English | Spanish | Catalan
Núm. Colegiado: B-02812
Dr. Mario Scheib
German Board Certified Specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Specialist (International College of Psychosomatic Medicine)
Dr. Scheib began 1984 to integrate psychosomatic concepts as a GP in his practice in Frankfurt.1988 Practice for psychotherapy in Frankfurt am Main and training in psychoanalysis.
He organized and leaded medical trainings in transcultural psychosomatic and traditional medicine in Sri Lanka and Peru. Scientific work on the South American history of psychoanalysis. He is leader of Balint-groups and lecturer in relaxation techniques.
Since 1995 he has held seminars on basic psychosomatic care with a total of more than 15.000 participating doctors.
Since 2001 he developed a concept of multimodal treatment for mood- and psychosomatic disorders and addictions. He works with his international team at Clinica Luz in Palma. Since 2015 he includes ketamine iv-infusions in this concept.
Dr. Scheib is member of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine, Deutsche Balint Gesellschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biofeedback, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ärztliche Hypnose und Autogenes Training and co-founder of the Hellenic Balint Society.
Born in 1953 in Kelkheim, studied medicine in Mainz, Frankfurt, Giessen and Buenos Aires.
Psychotherapeutic training in depth psychologically based psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, autogenic training, bio- and neurofeedback, EMDR, hypnosis, behavioral therapy and addiction medicine, as well as emergency medicine
Since 1984 work in clinics, in own practice and in research institutions in Germany, Spain and Peru
Since 1991 Balint group leader in the German Balint Society
Since 1995 Institute for medical training and further education on Mallorca, courses in basic psychosomatic care
Since 2002 Establishment of a center for psychosomatic and addiction medicine on Mallorca
Since 2017 Head physician of the Instituto Dr. Scheib, Clinica Luz, Palma
2018 Founding member and member of the board of directors of the Hellenic Balint Society
International College of Psycosomatic Medicine (ICPM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für psychosomatische Medizin (DGPM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für ärztliche Hypnose und Autogenes Training
ICPM-Psychosomatic-Specialist-Certificate"New concepts have always interested me. Looking outside the box: how do other cultures understand illness and healing? That is why I have always studied traditional healing in Asia and South America. I like to teach. Here, too, it's a matter of how the material has to be prepared and presented so that it fascinates and stays in the memory."
Psychological psychotherapist | behavioral therapist | individual and group therapy Languages: English | German
01/2000 - 10/2000 mediator and couple counselor at the Institute for Dispute Culture, Berlin
09/1998 - 09/1999 behavioral talk therapist at the trainer and therapist community, Berlin
Since 2018 until today: Psychological therapist, Clinica Dr. Scheib/ Clinica Luz Mallorca
Since 2017 until today: Lecturer and equine therapist with own therapy horse, Centro Hipico, Oberkrämer
From 2011 to 2018: Psychological therapist in her own practice, Institut Aus-Zeit
Since 2011 - 2017: Lecturer for stress management, resilience, PMR and AT, IEK-Berlin
Since 2011 - 2020: Individual case assistant at the Social Psychiatric Service Berlin
1/2003 - 12/2011: Head of Personnel Development Department at Regiocom GmbH, Halle
Since 2001 continuously until today: Business partner of graduate business economist Kaj-Arne-Hennig from Phone Service, focus on management training, Hanover
07/2003 - 05/2004: Evaluation of network projects in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Rolf U. Sprenger, Ifo Institute Munich
08/2001 - 04/2002: research assistant with teaching activity at the Freie Universität Berlin, in the field of economic and organizational psychology, Prof. Dr. Detlev Liepmann
05/2001 - 5/2006: Conception and moderation of the start-up workshops of the Association of Young Entrepreneurs
07/1999 - 01/2001: personnel and organisational developer, ÖKOTEC Management GmbH, Berlin, Dr. Zschocke
1998 - 2001: Work and organizational psychologist at the Institute for Personnel Development, Prof. Dr. Hans Gerhard Sack
Specialist in rehabilitative and physical medicine
Languages: German | Spanish | French | English
Study of modern foreign languages and philologies
Study of human medicine 1989-1998 at the Freie University of Berlin
Practical doctor in neurology, Sophie and Hufeland Clinic Weimar
Doctorate at the University of Marburg on RTMS on the premotor dorsal cortex to improve motor hand function after a stroke
Completion of the specialist examination for rehabilitative and physical medicine
Knowledge of radiation protection and teleradiology
Basic course autogenic training
In training for manual therapy
Assistant doctor in the Bavaria Clinic for Neurorehabilitation Dresden / Kreischa
Activity in a life insurance risk assessment Assistant doctor in orthopedics, LVA Klinik Hohenelse / Rheinsberg
Assistant doctor in orthopedics, Rehabilitation Clinic Bad Heilbrunn
Resident in Neurologie und Orthopädie Rehazentrum Ingolstadt
Assistant doctor at the Neurologie Klinikum Ingolstadt
Assistant doctor in geriatrics, orthopedics and neurology, Passauer Wolf Bad Gögging
Resident physician in the geriatrics KMG Klinikum Pritzwalk
Activity in traffic medicine and video consultation
Since 2021: Freelance employee in the practice of Dr Scheib Berlin
Treat others as you wish to be treated
Psychologist | Apparative procedures (rTMS, qEEG, neurofeedback,) | Research assistant
Languages: German | English
Curriculum vitae (excerpt)
● Degrees: Psychology (M.A.), Early Childhood Education Research (M.A.), Childhood Education (B.A.).
● Member of the Dr. Scheib team since 2020.
● 2018 - 2021: Educational and psychological support for young adults with diagnoses from the schizophrenic form circle (transitional residential home of the Förderkreis für seelische Gesundheit e.V.).
● 2020 - '21: Research internship with SKKIPPI, an efficacy study of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic parent-infant-toddler therapy (International Psychoanalytic University).
● 2018: seminar assistant at Konflikthaus e.V.
● 2014 - '18: Worked as an individual case worker and integration assistant, as well as various internships in daycare centers, kindergartens, and emergency shelters for refugees
● 2011: Internship at the psychiatric sanatorium SHG Klinikum Sonnenberg in Saarbrücken; closed ward.
● Further training in hypnosis, hypnotherapy and hypnosis coaching (TherMedius Institute)
● Advanced training in mediation & conflict management (Konflikthaus e.V. & FH Potsdam)
● Advanced training in ketamine hypnosis (KAH) in the Sophie Adler approach (Instituto Dr. Scheib).
● Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression (neuroCare Group).
● SCP neurofeedback (neuroCare Group).
● In-service training: Metacognitive training in psychosis (MKT+) (University Hospital Hamburg-Heppenheim).
Research interests & memberships
● Ketamine therapy (KAP)
● Neuromodulative procedures
● Consciousness and hypnosis research
● Psychosis and schizophrenia research
● Member of MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science.
"If you touch the emptiness in your life, flowers will bloom in its place. "
Psychologic Psychotherapist | vast experience in Neuropsychology | Practice Management
Languages: Italian, German, English
01.01.2021-01.02.2021: Licence to practice repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTms)
18.11.2020: Master's degree in Advanced Studies Psychotherapy with focus on behaviour therapy MASPTVT from the University of Bern
18.11.2020: License to practice as a psychological psychotherapist specialising in behavioural therapy
10.03.2018 - present: Further training as a clinical neuropsychologist GNP-School for clinical Neuropsychology.
01.04.2016-17.09.2020: DGVT - Training Center Munich / Bad Tölz - 4 Year education in psychological psychotherapy with focus on behaviour therapy.
10.07.2013: License to practice as a psychologist-University of Turin.
29.10.2012: Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with 110/110 points- University of Turin- Italy
01.10.2010 - 29.10.2012: Master’s Studies in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. - University of Turin, Italy.
14.07.2010: Bachelor's Degree in neuropsychology (Faculty of Psychology) with 105/110 points.
01.10.2007 - 14.07.2010: Bachelor Degree Studies in Neuropsychology (Faculty of Psychology) - University of Turin, Italy.
01.01.2021- present: Private practice Dr. Scheib: Practice for hypnosis, neurofeedback, biofeedback, virtual reality, psychotherapy with a focus on behavior therapy, rTMS, ketamine infusions to treat depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, burn-out, neurological disorders, trauma-related disorders, addictions, etc. Part-time psychotherapist 20 hours / week
01.07.2017 - 20.04.2020: DGVT Psychotherapy School in Munich: 600 hours of patient treatment as a Psychotherapist in education.
01.10.2016 - 31.05.2017: District Hospital Landshut - Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Psychologist MSc in internship.
01.06.2014 - 30.09.2016: Asklepios Klinik Schaufling - Rehabilitation Center for patients with neurological, orthopedic, geriatric, cardiological and psychosomatic diseases. MSc psychologist in the neurological department full-time
10.03.2014 - 30.05.2014: Klinikum Bogenhausen- Munich- Neurocenter Clinic for Neurology and Neuropsychology. Internship.
02.09.2013 - 28.02.2014: Schön Klinik Bad Aibling- Specialized hospital for neurology. Internship
18.07.2011 - 03.06.2013: Klinik „Puzzle“, Rehabilitation center for people with acquired brain damage- Turin (Italy). Internship.
Dipl.- Psychologist | Person-Centered Psychotherapy (GwG, HPG) | Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy (PITT according to Reddemann) | Attachment-Based Therapy (Brisch, Munich) | "Traumatic Stress Studies" with Bessel van der Kolk in Boston | Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (DGH) | Inner Parts Work IFS (Internal Family System, Schwartz, USA, in advanced training Ketamine Assisted Therapy (Polarisinsight, San Francisco) | Certified Practitioner with AIN (Applied Improvisation Network) | Lecturer | Trainer | Coaching
Languages: German, English, Spanish
She is also an experienced improvisation actress, tango dancer and clown.
Since 2008 she has been giving workshops in further education institutes as well as at congresses for psychotherapists, psychologists and doctors with elements of improvisational theater, acting and tango on the topics of resilience, change processes, creativity, humor.
Conception and leadership of professional excursions to Argentina, Cuba and Colombia on the topic of psychology/psychotherapy in the context of history and politics.
For many years her second center of life was in Buenos Aires. She combines in a unique way the analytical and empathic skills of a psychologist with the power of improvisation and her intercultural experience.
Nees, F. (2019). Self-strengthening: 80 creative experiential exercises for psychotherapy. With 20-page booklet. Beltz Verlag, Weinheim.
Eva Nicole Herz
Specialist in psychosomatic medicine | general practitioner Languages: English, Swedish, German
Dr. Herz is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and general practitioner with many years of professional experience.
She works primarily psychodynamically in individual, couple and family settings with complementary methods:
Structural approach according to Prof. Gerd Rudolf
behavioral and trauma therapy (narrative methods, exposure therapy, EMDR) positive and humanistic psychology
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Body related methods
outpatient withdrawal treatment
Operational integration management (BEM)
therapeutic laser medicine
Pedagogue | Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist | Behavioral Therapist Language: English | German
My name is Bibi Zazai.
I completed my license as a psychotherapist for children and adolescents at the
Academy in Osnabrück.
I am a behavioral therapist and work in a resource- and solution-oriented way.
The learning processes are in the foreground for me.
"Roads appear while walking them"
The main focus of my work as a psychotherapist for children and adolescents is to
to analyze behavioral patterns and, if necessary, to change or optimize them.
to work actively on the problems, to examine to what extent personal attitudes, such as "I am only worth something if I do everything perfectly" are useful and meaningful, and how they can be changed in order to actively tackle the problems.
Improving self-esteem or self-efficacy and improving one's perception of feelings are central themes in therapy.
Focus of treatment :
My treatment specialties include diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent mental illnesses up to age 21, AD(H)S, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, somatoform disorders, tic-compulsive disorders, and adjustment disorders.
Training as a group therapist : social skills training, parent training, ADHD-group.
MA | LMFT | Co-founder and CEO of Polaris Insight Center
Veronika Gold works as a therapist, trainer and supervisor for Ketamine and MDMA assisted psychotherapy. Veronika obtained her MA degree in clinical psychology from Charles University in Prague and her MA in Integral Counselling from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, organic intelligence expert, realisation process teacher and certified EMDR therapist, accredited counsellor and training facilitator.
Since 2016, she has worked as a sub-investigator and co-therapist on the MAPS-funded Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of PTSD. She is also a MAPS supervisor and trainer-in-training. Together with her colleagues at Polaris Insight Center, she has developed and offers a comprehensive 10-module training and supervision in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Veronika is committed not only to the ethical supervision and training of the future generation of psychedelic therapists, but also to ethical and conscious psychedelic business practice and fair training and treatment opportunities.