Cynthia Kunze

Senior Psychologist and Owner
Munich, Online

"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."

About Me
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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 Berlin, Germany, as well as online. 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.

Areas of Specialization
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I offer life and business coaching as well as psychotherapy to indivudals and couples online or at my private practice in Berlin. I also provide psychotherapy for Children ages 9 years 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

Credentials
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It is important that whenever you are seeking therapy, in person or on-line, that you are able to validate the credentials of the practitioner. Most credible and ethical psychologists, therapists and/or counsellors readily provide them for you. If they do not, it is probably in your best interest not to seek their services. 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)

I am also a member with the following professional organizations and adhere to their ethical guidelines and regulations:

The American Psychological AssociationThe Australian Psychological SocietyThe German Society of PsychologistsThe German Society of Psychological Psychotherapists
Availability and Bookings

Currently, I live in Berlin and my private practice is located in Schöneberg. I see clients once a month in Munich, as well.

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 do so through my online calendar below or contact me via the contact form on the homepage or email cynthia@psyshrink.com