Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy
Outpatient Clinic for Stress-Related Disorders
Head: Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs, Dipl.-Psych. Tobias Stächele
The "Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic for Stress-Related Disorders" is a branch of the University Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy of the Department of Psychology and is based at the Chair for Biological and Personality Psychology (Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs). The role of the clinic is to administer psychotherapeutic treatment of stress-related mental and psychosomatic disorders as well as the implementation of prevention services and specific diagnostics in stress.
General information about the Outpatient Clinic, health insurance authorization, and other clinic branches can be found here.
- Stress-related disorders
- Stress-related mental adjustment and stress reactions
- Diagnosis and treatment of mental symptoms that occur in association with chronic stress (depressive reactions, fatigue syndromes)
- Social anxiety disorder
- Relationship problems
Treatment, Counseling, and Prevention Services
- Psychotherapy for individuals
- Couple counseling and couple therapy
- Individual and group training on stress management / stress coping
- Advice on dealing with difficult living and work situations
- Diagnosis of individual stress reactivity
Approach to Diagnosis and Psychotherapy
Each treatment is preceded by a careful examination and diagnosis by which the most appropriate therapeutic service is determined. After an initial therapy session to clarify the treatment concern, a detailed diagnosis will be attained through interview and questionnaire methods. Following consultation, further diagnostic measures may be implemented (i.e. stress reactivity testing, including the measure of cardiovascular reactivity and stress hormone assessment). Finally, a specific treatment plan can be derived.
The psychotherapeutic treatment is focused in cognitive-behavioral therapy and geared towards both the symptoms of the disorder as well as the environmental triggers which sustain the condition.
Contact and Registration
Anyone looking for help can receive diagnosis, counseling, and psychotherapy by either addressing us directly or by referral from a specialist. We will treat your inquiry in confidence.
If you are interested in psychotherapy or counseling, please contact us at the "Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic for Stress-Related Diseases."
Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic
Department of Psychology
Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology
D-79104 Freiburg i. Br.