Psychological counseling, coaching, and
psychotherapy (according to the Healing Practitioner Act)
for individuals and couples, in Berlin and online.
Assistance in emotional crises and recurring relationship issues
Are you not feeling well?
We are specialized in providing support with relationship issues, such as in the context of dating, dysfunctional relationship patterns, decision-making, and coping with break ups.
Unlike psychotherapy covered by statutory health insurance, we offer flexible help, also in acute situations. You can get started soon, even if you don’t have a mental illness or if you have a “minor” concern.
What could this look like in more detail?
You can find information about our services and costs here.
Please note that Soulmates is not covered by statutory health insurance. Our services are available for self-pay clients and private insurance holders. Being a self-pay client can have certain advantages in terms of insurance and career, as your data will not be shared with health insurance companies or doctors. You can learn more about this in this article.
nice to have you here!
I’m Tina Steckling, a licensed practioner of psychotherapy and the founder of Soulmates – psychological support. For us, psychological support means providing assistance that is flexibly tailored to your needs. We don’t focus on a specific illness or diagnosis; instead, we see you, your story and current situation.
Unlike traditional psychotherapy covered by statutory health insurance, the concept of psychological support is designed to offer flexible help that meets your needs in the actual situation. This may involve addressing an immediate conflict or particular topic, such as processing a breakup or learning to say “no.”
During our sessions, we use therapeutic and coaching methods. This means we may go with a resource- and solution-oriented approach to help you cope with a difficult situation or delve deeper, using schema therapy or trauma therapy methods when addressing long-standing problems or processing distressing or traumatic experiences.
Appointments can be scheduled flexibly, even multiple times per week or at larger intervals. A session lasts not just 50, but 60 minutes.
If you are seeking support, at Soulmates, I, Tina Steckling, am here for you primarily, along with my Soulmates colleague Marta Susak and other colleagues who share the Soulmates concept.
If you would like an initial consultation in person in Berlin-Neukölln or online, it’s best to schedule an appointment directly here in the online calendar.
Then psychotherapy might be the right approach for you. In psychotherapy, we focus on your emotional and behavioral patterns, as well as your inner aspects. We explore the connection between your current problems, your personal history, and the structures you find yourself in. From there, we support you in resolving obstacles and developing hte ability to take good care of your self.
Here you can find our available services.
In coaching, we use therapeutic and coaching methods which possibly support you in reaching your personal goals. The main difference between coaching and therapy lies in their focus: coaching is aimed at mentally healthy individuals with a desire for personal growth and development, while therapy involves the treatment of a disorder with clinical significance.
For example, if your goal is to develop more self-confidence and clarity, that would be a coaching concern. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, depressed mood, or sleep difficulties, it would fall more into the realm of therapy. The boundaries between coaching and therapy can sometimes be fluid, and we are happy to provide guidance during the initial consultation.
In couples counseling/therapy, we support relationships of any form or constellation. We provide guidance to help you overcome relationship patterns that make you unhappy. We create a safe space where you can openly communicate, develop a deeper understanding of your own behavior and feelings, as well as those of your partner. You can express your wishes and needs, negotiate fair compromises, and restore emotional closeness.
In schema therapy, it is possible and part of the method to involve the partner in ongoing individual therapy if it seems helpfil. Individual sessions during ongoing couples therapy can also be beneficial at times. However, this is not mandatory and we will discuss and decide together.
If your concern revolves around a specific issue or you have a question related to a current, concrete stressor, psychological counseling might be the right choice for you.
In counseling, we primarily focus on structured support and solution-oriented approaches in the “here and now.”
Counseling tends to provide more knowledge transfer and guidance.
...my offer to you is to create a safe space and hold it for you. I am here for you when your previous coping strategies are no longer working or when the burden becomes too heavy.
In that case, we will look at your situation, identify what brings you relief and may strengthen you in the present moment and explore ways for you to reconnect with yourself. From there, a sense of security can develop, and you may be able to make good decisions. I provide you with tangible support, offering guidance and sharing my expertise and experience. I don't just say "hm..." and "aha," but I also consult with you after you have had the space to express and feel understood.
Specifically, this means that I may ask you questions during our conversation or we may engage in exercises such as guided imagery or chair work. In the latter, different aspects of your personality are represented by different chairs. It may initially seem unusual, but it can greatly help in gaining a better understanding of your internal conflicts and motivations, allowing you to make different choices and take different actions as a result.
Occasionally, my Dachshund Ernie is present during sessions, if that is fine for you. However, if you prefer otherwise, that is not a problem, too.
My approach is integrative, primarily drawing on methods from Schema Therapy. In addition, depending on the situation, I incorporate stabilizing, resource-oriented, solution-focused techniques, as well as exercises from Trauma Therapy, which have proven to be highly effective in many cases. I also utilize creative techniques.
I regularly pursue further education in Schema Therapy, including training with Dr. Eckhard Roediger/IST-F, and I participate in Schema Therapy supervision with Werner Puschmann/IST-B in Berlin. I have completed specialized training in Schema Therapy with Couples, as well as creative methods in Schema Therapy with Couples.
Furthermore, I am currently undergoing training in Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy (PITT) with Luise Reddemann.
If you would like to work with me, please schedule an appointment through the online calendar.
Hello, I am Marta Susak, a licensed practitioner of psychotherapy (Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie), couples counselor and coach.
Relationships are the building blocks of our lives. Each one is different, and they take many forms: from sexual and/or romantic partnerships, to family relationships (be they families of origin or chosen families), platonic friendships, casual connections and everything in between. Our relationships have a beautiful way of merging and intersecting, making our lives exciting and complex. I am here to support you as an individual or a couple in new situations - relationship challenges, conflict and changes. I focus on communication and attachment issues, differing sexual needs and desires, non-traditional relationship forms and sexualities, jealousy and issues with self-confidence.
My aim is to create a safe space for you to be seen and heard for who you are and what you
need, a space in which you can grow and change at your own pace. I see you as the expert on your life and relationships and I look forward to guiding you in your journey, wherever it may take us.
I offer sessions in German, English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.
Hello, I am Sarah Pacher, and I am responsible for the administrative processes. I support Soulmates in the back office, secretarial tasks, and accounting to ensure that everything runs smoothly. If you have any questions, I am here to help, whether you're unsure about the purpose of the transfer or have a question about the online appointment booking tool. When you receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, it's from me.
I believe it's important to give the soul as much attention as the body. I have a passion for topics related to psychotherapy and coaching, and I am excited to support Soulmates with my skills and make the organizational aspects as pleasant as possible for clients.
Where would I turn to when I’m feeling emotionally distressed? That’s a question I eventually asked myself as an experienced professional in the psychiatric field. You might find yourself facing the same question if you’re looking for timely counseling or therapy during an emotionally challenging situation. You want it to be competent, friendly, and available at flexible times. Additionally, you prefer a non-denominational approach in a comfortable and discreet environment, without having to wait for half an hour in a brightly lit hallway. And perhaps you only need a few counseling sessions, but if necessary, the option of immediate therapy or coaching would be beneficial.
Soulmates combines psychotherapy with the flexibility of a counseling center and the dedication of coaching – being there for you quickly and providing seamless support if needed.
Soulmates primarily represents Tina Steckling and operates as a network of colleagues who share the same concept, going beyond rigid protocols and impersonal distance.
You’re not feeling well, but you’re unsure of what you need and whether Soulmates support may the right fit for you? We offer a quick initial consultation where we dive right into your concerns, allowing new perspectives and approaches to emerge. Additionally, your situation will be professionally assessed, and we will present how our collaborative journey could look like.
With the initial consultation, you have the opportunity to get to know us at a slightly discounted hourly rate compared to regular individual sessions. Afterward, you can take your time to decide if you want to continue.
Initial consultation 125€/60 min
After the initial consultation, you can choose to schedule individual sessions flexibly or commit to multiple sessions in advance. While not necessary, it can be beneficial both in terms of content and cost-effectiveness.
A current problem weighs on your shoulders? You are experiencing a specific challenge or facing a difficult decision and you want to gain clarity and security in it? In four sessions, we work on understanding, new perspectives, and your position regarding a specific topic. We develop a step-by-step plan to address a concrete challenge. Or perhaps you want to see if it feels right for you before committing to a more intensive collaboration and therefore want to initially schedule 4 sessions.
4 sessions €125/60 min (€500 to be paid in advance)
You have been feeling unwell for a while now? Issues keep repeating themselves, and you feel stuck? Or perhaps you often find yourself observing from the outside instead of being fully present and connected in the situation with yourself and others?
In 10 sessions, we will focus on identifying the patterns and inner conflicts that are holding you back and explore what you need to stay connected with yourself. Through specific exercises, we can gain new perspectives and experiences, and practice new behaviors. The emphasis will be on recognizing your needs and taking good care of yourself. Between sessions, if needed, I will be available for brief email or text message support.
10 sessions 120€/60 min (Payment of 1200€ in advance, installment options available upon agreement)
20 sessions – Providing the space and time to address deeper, longstanding emotional distress and regain balance. Or perhaps you find that despite understanding everything intellectually, your emotional state remains unchanged. Difficulties and symptoms persist despite your insight.
These 20 sessions allow for a therapeutic process to delve into older, deeper issues, understand their roots, and gradually develop new strategies and skills. We can schedule intensive double sessions or have multiple sessions in close succession if it is beneficial for your development. Longer breaks between sessions are also possible and can be tailored to your needs and life circumstances. Additionally, I am available for brief contacts via email or phone between sessions, if needed.
20 sessions – €115/60 min (€2300 upfront payment, installment plans available upon request)
Flexibility is important to you? You want to receive guidance on a specific topic or be prepared for a challenging situation? Or perhaps you want to remain flexible and decide from session to session whether and when you need support? That is also possible.
One session costs 140€/60 min
In two hours, we have time to delve deeper into your issues in one uninterrupted session.
1 session: 250€/120 min
Our internal conflicts often manifest in our relationships. Couples counseling can help understand and change problematic interaction patterns, allowing you to reconnect with each other.
1 session: €220/90 min, 4 sessions: €150/75 min, 8 sessions: €140/75 min
Private or supplementary insured individuals may be able to receive full or partial reimbursement for the costs of psychotherapy under the Heilpraktiker Law, depending on their insurance policy. It is important for you to clarify this with your insurance provider beforehand.
Being a self-payer is particularly beneficial if you plan to take out private health, life, or disability insurance, or if you aspire to a civil service appointment. More information about this can be found here.
We are generally available from Tuesday to Friday, between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Marta currently also offers appointments on Saturdays.
Since it is difficult for us to fill a canceled appointment at short notice, we kindly request that you cancel appointments that have been firmly scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in the full cost being charged. Further details can be found in the terms and conditions (AGB).
The agreed amount is to be transferred in advance or paid in cash at the appointments. Upon request, you will receive a separate invoice. Payment by installment can be arranged with us on an individual basis.
Psychotherapy under the Heilpraktiker Law is exempt from value-added tax (VAT) in accordance with §4, Paragraph 14 UStG. Coaching services are also exempt from VAT in accordance with §19 UStG.
As responsible providers, we would like to inform you, in accordance with the German Advertising of Medicinal Products Act, that no promises of healing are made. Statements regarding methods and perspectives are based on the therapists’ experiences. Furthermore, the content on this and other web presences does not constitute a guide for self-treatment of any disorder with clinical significance.
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