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
2010-2015 Student assistant in the area of telephone coordination of organ donations in Bavaria South, German Foundation for Organ Transplantation Bavaria South, Munich
2011-2015 Promoter in the field of organ donation, Fürs Leben e.V.
2012 - 2016 Working student in the field of OR organization and coordination of organ offers, Transplant Center Munich of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University.
06/2016 - 05/2019 Resident in internal medicine within the framework of further training in general medicine, Ebersberg District Hospital
08/2019 - 07/2020 Resident physician in further training to become a general practitioner, Practice for General Medicine, Dr. med. Stephanie
Since 2018 advanced training in basic psychosomatic care.
Dr. med. Maksym Yarmolenko
Specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy Languages: German, Russian, Ukrainian, English
2014 University Hospital Erlangen, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
2017 Psychiatric work at the Center for Affective Disorders and Center for Transcultural Psychiatry (Humboldt-Klinikum Vivantes)
2019 Internal Medicine (Clinics at the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk)
2020 Specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, functional senior physician at the psychosomatic day clinic Sonnenallee (Vivantes Neukölln). Clinical focus: Affective disorders, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma sequelae disorders, pain disorders, eating disorders, transcultural psychotherapy.
Scientific activity, studies
2006-2013 Medical studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen
2010-2014 Research in neuropathology (University of Essen), PhD on the topic: "Running during pregnancy attenuates neuroinflammation and oxidative stress of the offspring in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease"
2015 Junior Researcher Support Program "Posttraumatic Disorders" (Lindau Psychotherapy Weeks).
Daniel Regalado Castillo
Paramedic | Health care worker | Chaplain Languages: German | English |Spanish
My name is Daniel Regalado Castillo, born in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr.
I have been part of the Red Cross community in Germany since I was 11 years old. It quickly became clear to me that I wanted to work in prehospital emergency medicine as my future profession. I could already acquire there first resources for my later work.
In 2012, I completed my training as a paramedic.
During my training period, I also acquired additional qualifications as a volunteer in the Red Cross community. These include the care of young people as well as my pastoral work, which I was able to expand and develop during my professional career until 2018.
Subsequently, I participated in the vaccination campaign In North Rhine-Westphalia until the end of 2020.
In addition, I was on a vaccination mission with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Africa in 2017, and also helped to expand the supply of drinking water to villages.
During my professional career, I noticed that working with people in mental crisis situations suited me particularly well. And that is why I am very happy to be able to do my work now in the position of manager in a psychological practice.
"Every difficult situation that you master,
you will be spared in the future "
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
Study of human medicine at the University of Ulm 2002-2009
Master studies Global Public Health with degree M.Sc. 2012-13
Doctorate in human medicine 2013
Training in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Institute for Behavioral Therapy (IVB) since 2019.
Anesthesiology from 2010 to 2012 and 2016 to 2019, including at the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich and the University Medical Center Göttingen
Psychiatry (addiction, general psychiatry) from 2019 to 2021
Psychosomatics since 2021
Mateo Verd Vallespir, MD
Surgeon and general practitioner, specialist in resuscitation and anaesthesia, forensic medicine
Languages: Spanish | English
Trained Akaido teacher
Training with Ikutschi Sensei 10º dan
Anno Sensei 8º dan
Japanese martial art
Art of Peace
If a conflict is unavoidable, Akaido always tries to overcome it, to reduce it.
If it still cannot be avoided, the aim is to direct the attack in ways that do not hurt me and that do not hurt the opponent.
Thursday 13:00 - 14:00
For patients also by appointment
Marcel A. Gohl
CEO Instituto Dr. Scheib Mallorca
Languages: German | English | Spanish | Catalan | Mallorquin
Languages: German | Lithuanian | Russian | English | Spanish | Catalan
Núm. Colegiado: B-02812
Active in the fields of internal medicine, general medicine and psychiatry, as well as an emergency physician.
1984 GP practice in Frankfurt with psychosomatic orientation.
1988 Practice for psychotherapy in Frankfurt am Main.
Organization and realization of training doctors in the area of transcultural psychosomatic and traditional medicine in Sri Lanka and Peru. Scientific work on the South American psychoanalysis history.
Education as leader of “balintguppen” and lecturer in autogenic training.
Since 1995, courses for basic psychosomatic care for doctors
with recognition by the medical associations in Germany and the Ministry of Health of the Balearic Islands.
Since 2001 practice and beds for psychotherapy treatment and addiction treatment in Palma de Mallorca, associated with Palmaclinic and the Hospital Quirón Palmaplanas
Organization and management of medical training in Spain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates,
inter alia, in the areas of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Addiction Medicine, Pain Therapy, relaxation techniques, hypnosis, sexual medicine.
International College of Psycosomatic Medicine (ICPM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für psychosomatische Medizin (DGPM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für ärztliche Hypnose und Autogenes Training
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
Childhood Educator | Apparative methods (rTMS, qEEG, Neurofeedback, HRV) | Scientific Associate Languages: German | English
● Studied psychology and psychoanalysis in Berlin and childhood education, as well as early childhood educational research (M.A.) in Potsdam, both with a focus on psychoanalysis
● Consultation assistant in the ophthalmological practice of Dr. Frank
● Internship in the psychiatric sanatorium SHG Klinikum Sonnenberg in Saarbrücken; closed station
● Work as an individual case helper and integration helper for hard of hearing children (CI) with a focus on learning to hear and use sign language (Jugendamt & Albert-Schweitzer-KiTa Reinickendorf)
● Internship in the Trilingual Crèche & KiTa Cheburashka Prenzlauer Berg
● Internship in the emergency accommodation for refugees Cyclopstraße, Wittenau
● Internship at the Trenkle organization for the ,, 3rd Parts Therapy Conference ”in Heidelberg
● Seminar assistant at Conflict House e.V.
● Since 2018: Pedagogical and psychological care for young adults with diagnoses from the schizophrenic group of forms (transitional residence of the support group for mental health e.V.)
● Since 2020: Research internship at SKKIPPI, the effectiveness study on psychodynamic / psychoanalytic parent-infant-toddler therapy (International Psychoanalytic University)
● Privatpraxis Dr. Scheib
● Training in hypnosis, hypnotherapy and hypnosis coaching (96 hours; TherMedius Institute)
● Training in mediation & conflict management (120 hours; Conflict House e.V. & FH Potsdam)
● Advanced training in ketamine hypnosis based on 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 further training: Assessment method Emotional Availability Scale for quantitative assessment of the quality of dyadic relationships (International Center for Excellence in Emotional Availability in Boulder, USA)
● Certified rater for the Attachment-Q-Sorts method for determining attachment styles (University of Vienna) ● In further training: Metacognitive training in psychosis (MKT +) (University Hospital Hamburg-Heppenheim)
Research interests & memberships
● Consciousness and hypnosis research
● Psychosis and schizophrenia research
● Parent-Infant-Toddler Therapy
● Member of the MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science
"If you touch the emptiness in your life, flowers will bloom in its place. " -Buddhist wisdom
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.
10/2014 - 02/2016 Medical coordinator, Health attaché of the Saudi Embassy in Berlin
10/2009 - 02/2012 Scientific Associate, University of Khartoum, Pathology program part 1
01/2007 - 01/2008 Assistant doctorOmdurman Military Hospital, Hematology and oncology
04/2005 - 10/2006 Medical intern Internal Medicine- Chest Center- Khartoum Learning Hospital Internal medicine-Soba Hospital Pediatric Academy Learning Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology- Omdurman Saudi hospital Orthopedic Omdurman Military Hospital
04/1998 - 04.2004Study of Human Medicine Ahfad University for Women, Faculty of Medicine,Omdurman / SudanMajor fields of study: Human Medicine, Surgery Degree: MBBs
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.