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Psychological counseling

Psychological counseling is for mentally healthy people who are in a life crisis, who are going through difficult times or who want to solve certain problems in their lives.

Psychological counseling is also for people who want to develop more positivity, purpose, mindfulness, resilience and well-being in their lives.

Marina Winkler

Hello, I am Marina. I have an MSc in Psychology from the University of Leipzig. In addition, I am trained in various counseling, conflict resolution, psychotherapy and coaching techniques and have a German permit for certified psychologists to practice psychotherapeutic healing according to HeilPrG. I currently finish my PhD in neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig.

Marina Winkler

How it works

Schedule your session

Schedule your online counseling session conveniently with our interactive calendar.

Pay via Paypal

You can pay for the counseling session through the Paypal integration in the calendar.

Video session

The consultation session takes place via an easy-to-use, secure 1-1 video meeting using the free software Zoom.

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Frequent questions and answers

1. What is psychological counseling?

Psychological counseling is for mentally healthy people, who:

1. Want to develop more positivity, mindfulness, resilience and well-being in their life. Especially:

2. Experience a life crisis, or want to solve certain problems. These problems may include, but are not limited to:

2. psychological counseling is not Psychotherapy

Psychological counseling is not psychotherapy, if you have a mental disorder, please consult a doctor or licensed psychotherapist in your area. While some of the counseling techniques I use come originally from psychotherapeutic approaches, I do not offer psychotherapeutic services online as online psychotherapy is not allowed in Germany.

3. What are the benefits of online counseling?

Online psychological counseling via video chat has several advantages:

The only conditions are that you use a secure (non-public) Internet connection and stay in a room where you are alone and undisturbed for the time of the session.

4. How do I schedule my session?

It’s very easy to make appointments and set up your video meeting. Just follow the steps below.

Before booking the first video session:

How to schedule the session:

If you have any questions about this or any technical problems, just contact me.

5. How secure is my information?

Confidentiality of psychological counseling

As a MSc Psychologist, I abide by § 203 German Strafgesetzbuch (StGB) to confidentiality. This means that I treat all the information you entrust to me as strictly confidential.

Security of online video counseling

I take the security of your information very seriously, so I use different technical means to provide you with a safe online consulting experience. Please note, however, that any information you enter or transmit anywhere on the Internet can potentially be intercepted by third parties. By booking my online consultation, I assume that you are aware of this risk.

I use special video meeting software (Zoom) for the counseling sessions, which offers more security options than a typical video meeting software. For example:

For additional security, I recommend that you also set up a free email account with Protonmail before planning your first session. It only takes two minutes and does not require any personal information, but it adds an extra layer of security by encrypting all emails between us so that no third party (not even your email provider) can read them. This is very important as you will receive the details for your secure video meeting in advance via email.

6. What do I need for the session?

You need a laptop or a mobile device with a sufficiently strong, non-public Internet connection, a built-in microphone (or headset) and a camera. You must also download the Zoom Video Meeting Client on your device. Please also have pen and paper ready.

7. Questions?

If you have further questions that have not been answered here, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Phone: + 49 176 473 890 80 (Germany)

© 2018 Marina Winkler