"We live in a global world and we are more connected then ever. Yet, we still need help figuring out how we can more deeply connect and how we can better understand ourselves and others. Frankly, we need each other more than ever now and we need to learn ways to get this need for deep and meaningful connection met."
My name is Cynthia Kunze and I am originally from the USA and have been living as an expat for over 23 years. I currently provide services to couples and individuals online and at my private practice in Berlin.
Before moving to Germany, I worked as a registered psychologist in Sydney, Australia in my own private practice and taught courses at UWS and UNSW. In the USA, I received my BA and MA in psychology and worked in treatment facilities for children, adolescents and adults as well as teaching psychology courses at universities. During my academic career in both the USA and Australia, I presented international papers at conferences all over the world. With over 23 years of experience in psychological services and education, I currently work with clients at my private practice in Munich, Germany, as well as online.
As a psychologist, research and education are very important to me. I have conducted extensive research and made presentations exploring how popular media effects body image, self-esteem and the desire for physical transformation. Currently, I am conducting research on the benefits and limitations of using eTherapy technologies (such as phone, webcam, secure chat rooms and email) as a means of conducting therapy.
During my professional life, I have lived in the USA, France, Mexico, Australia and Germany and have traveled extensively through North America, Central America, and Europe. As a native English speaking psychologist, I am able to offer clients, particularly the expatriate community, psychological services in English to help assist with the difficulties they might be experiencing.
Availability and Bookings
I am available Mondays-Thursdays from 09:00-20:00 and on Fridays from 09:00-13:00 at both my private practice and online via phone or webcam.
Most international insurances cover my services, as I am registered in Germany. I am covered under some German private insurance providers. However, I am unable to take public German health insurance. Please check with your provider directly, and if I can be of any assistance, do not hesitate to ask.
If you would like to make a booking, please contact me through the Contact Form to the left or through our online bookings calendar here: http://www.appointment.com/psyshrink.
Areas of Specialization
I also provide psychotherapy for Children ages 9yo and up and Families at my private practice in Berlin.
The foundation of my psychological training is in Humanistic Psychology. My philosophical framework is structured by Humanistic Theory (e.g., Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Sidney Jourard) and Poststructuralist Theory (e.g., Michel Foucault, Nikolas Rose, Judith Butler). Humanistic Theory influences my therapeutic style, while Poststructuralist Theory influences my analytical assessment and approach. I do use various cognitive behavioural therapeutic techniques, particularly for those individuals that I feel will benefit from them.
Below is a list of concerns, problems or issues that I specialise in:
- Relationship conflicts and distress for couples and individuals
- Stress and Burnout in the workplace or at home
- Excessive nervousness and dread
- Body image concerns and self-confidence issues
- Grief and loss (death, divorce/separation, life transitions)
- Sadness, low mood, and/or lack of motivation & energy
- Sexual, physical, emotional abusive experiences
- Culture Shock-inc. loneliness and isolation
- Self-esteem and self-worth deficiencies
- Behavioural problems (school refusal, addictions, anger managment)
- Parenting concerns/conflicts
If you would like to validate my registration as a psychologist, my registration is below and can be verified through the Health Department.
Reg. No. PSY0001190422 aus Psychotherapy (Heilpraktikergesetz)
The American Psychological Association
The Australian Psychological Society
The German Society of Psychologists
The German Society of Psychological Psychotherapists