Dr. Christian Kohlross

Licensed by the German Public Health Authorities, practicing in Berlin, Germany

Dr. Christian Kohlross

Licensed by the German Public Health Authorities, practicing in Berlin, Germany

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Therapist
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Linienstrasse 130
Berlin , Wilayah Persekutuan 10115 - Germany

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My Approach to Helping

Though encountering problems over the course of one's life is a perfectly normal occurrence, it can be incredibly taxing. My goal is to always quickly and effectively help my clients find a solution to overcome these debilitating conflicts. The first step in this direction is the creation of a wholesome and trusting environment in which it is possible to work together in developing strategies to face such challenges. A key element in achieving this goal is the reestablishment of the clients' relationship with their own resources, abilities, and strengths. In order to change certain behaviors (such as addiction, compulsive and anxious behaviors) I apply techniques from Hypno-systemic and behavioral therapies with Intensive-Short-Term-Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) being my preferred approach.

ISTDP: In the case of a deep-seated problematic that is closely entwined with the entire personality, the best way forward is the application of Davanloo's method of intensive short-term psychotherapy. 40 years of empirical research has led to a solid treatment of various forms of anxiety and depression, as well as other mental disorders such as personality and social disorders. The aim of this technique is to overcome emotional blockages from the first meetings onwards, by accessing the subconscious roots of the disorder and removing them effectively and completely. ISTDP differs from other psychological treatments as it is a confrontational method that directly targets the emotional center of the symptoms (see: ).

More Info About My Practice

Psychotherapy Certifications:

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, ISTDP (Washington School of Psychiatry & The German ISTDP Society)
Systemic Therapy (Campus Naturalis, Berlin)
Systemic Couples Therapy (IF Weinheim, Germany)
Hypnotherapy (Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona)

Further Psychotherapy Training:
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Training at the Aaron T. Beck Institute, Philadelphia
Group Psychotherapy Training with the Washington School of Psychiatry
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Training in Washington DC

Academic background:
Guest Professorships in Charlottesville (US), Jerusalem, Istanbul
Deputy Director of the Graduate Program Globalization and Cultural Studies, Mannheim University
Supervisor of Postdoc, Ph.D. and Psychotherapy Students
Habilitation, Cultural Studies, University of Mannheim, Germany
Ph.D., University of Mannheim, Germany

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Couples Therapy: Another focus area of my work is couples therapy. One often hears the same old story: Each party tries to solve conjugal problems individually at first, yet when they finally try to work together, it is already too late. It does not have to be this way! Choosing couples therapy, that is at both temporally limited to 3 to 10 sessions while also being financially viable, not only often leads to realistic chances of saving what seems to be lost already, but also almost always can turn a crisis into a new beginning.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • German

Groups I Work With

    I work with everyone above the age of 15 who does not suffer from Schizophrenia

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Isolation
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

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