M. Sc. Psych. Jennifer Arditsoglou

Work focus

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (german/ english) for the following disorders:

  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders (panic attacks, phobia, concerns, tension, personal insecurities)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Psychosomatic illness
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Physical illness with psychological impact (e. g. chronic pain, fybromyalgia, tension headache, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases)
  • Adjuvant therapy for psychotic disorders (e. g. Schizophrenia)

 

Current Positions

  • Self-employed as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice
  • Self-employed licensed psychotherapist in the project MindDoc by SchönKlinik (online therapy)

 

Previous fields of activity

  • Institutsambulanz AVT Köln, Therapeutic work
  • Psychotherapeutic Teaching Practice Liliane Heise, Bonn, Therapeutic work
  • University of Cologne, Chair of Labour and Vocational Rehabilitation, Research Associate
  • University of Bonn, Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Research Associate
  • Park Klinik Bad Hermansborn – Clinic for Psychosomatic, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Bad Driburg, Psychologist (individual and group therapy)

 

Educational Background

  • EMDR training - EMDR-Institut Deutschland, Bergisch Gladbach
  • Licensed psychotherapist (Approbation) and registered in the official Doctor’s registry (Arztregistereintrag)
  • Training as a psychological psychotherapist at the Academy for Behavioral Therapy (AVT) in Cologne, Germany
  • Study of Psychology (Bachelor of Science & Master of Science) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands

 

About me

In order for you to gain a small impression of me and my work approach prior to our first personal appointment, I would like to introduce myself briefly.

I was born and raised in the Hannover area and have greek roots. As I had always dreamed of becoming a psychologist, I moved to Groningen (the Netherland) in order to pursue this goal.
Already during my studies, I developed a strong passion and interest for the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy. Therefore, after graduating, I commenced working as a psychologist in a psychosomatic clinic close to Paderborn.
At the same time I began the training for psychological psychotherapists in cologne and graduated with the state examination. In the course of the training, after terminating my work in the clinic, I further worked with ambulant patients in a practice and an outpatient clinic of my training institution.

Work approach

To talk about personal and burdensome issues can be quite difficult and challenging.
Thus, for each person who sits in front of me, my goal is to create a comforting, respectful und safe therapeutic environment.
It is my number one priority that the therapeutic work is based on an eye-to-eye interaction, conducted in each patients own, individual pace.
I would like to get to know you, to mutually understand and sort your concerns and the underlying structures. Together we will formulate goals to orientate and work on.

Next to the classical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, my work is mainly influenced by two further approaches:

Schematherapy (by Jeffrey Young):
Schematherapy is to be understood as a further development of cognitive-behavioral approaches and focusses on emotional experience, biographical aspects und the therapeutic relation. The goal is to better understand personal feelings and patterns in order to develop new emotional, cognitive and behavioral patterns.

EMDR (by Francine Shapiro):
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a method used to reprocess emotionally charged memories that cause affective disorders (e. g. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder).
The method is based on the construct that traumatic experiences are not processed properly and are rather saved „frozen“ and isolated in our memory. Through eye movement or alternative stimuli, the nervous system is being stimulated and thus activates the information processing system, in order to initiate the reprocessing of the memory.
EMDR has been acknowledged as a scientific method of Psychotherapy in Germany since 2006.