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My name is Ralf Tuerksch. I'm a licensed psychological psychotherapist specializing in behavioral therapy. In psychotherapy, I want to support you in learning how to deal effectively with unpleasant thoughts and feelings. We don't just focus on the mere treatment of symptoms. It's also about enabling you to live a life where you engage with what is important to you. Therefore, I really want to get to know and understand your individual situation. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy, my approach integrates mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies as well as interventions for exploration of values (see Acceptance & Commitment Therapy or ACT).

My therapeutic work focuses especially on the treatment of also anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders (including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, fear of illness or excessive worry) as well as burnout and depression.

  • Psychotherapy since 2017

  • 2017 Charité – Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Berlin, special outpatient clinic for anxiety disorders

  • 2016 Clinics in the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk, Berlin, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

  • 2015 Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Human Resources Department

  • 2014 Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Department of Adaptive Behavior and Cognition

  • 2011 - 2012 Institute of Psychology, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Department of Biological and Differential Psychology

  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Freie Universität Berlin

    • Masters of Science in Psychology

  • Universiteit van Amsterdam

    • Semester abroad with a focus on communication science, cultural psychology and human cooperation

  • Institute for Behavior Therapy Berlin (IVB)

    • License as a psychological psychotherapist

    • Expertise in behavioral therapy

    • Expertise in relaxation & mindfulness

    • Expertise in group therapy

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