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Everyone goes through emotional or mental stress from time to time, especially when you live in a foreign country and start a new chapter of your life. No matter if you are here to work for a limited time, to study, or if you are married to a partner from other culture. Therefore it is essential to take good care of your mental and emotional well-being. As a psychologist, I am happy to support you in strengthening your emotional wellness.

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I offer individual and couple/family counselling around a variety of issues. Combining professional knowledge and my 20 years of experience as a foreigner, I offer help specially tailored for foreigners such as expats, international students and intercultural couples. Below are some examples of the topics often talked in my practice. On request, I offer workshops and seminars regarding intercultural issues. Counselling is available in English, German and Japanese.

  • Adjustment to a new culture and environment

  • Anxiety  

  • Homesickness 

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem/Self-confident 

  • Relationship issues

  • Communication problem caused by language and cultural difference

  • Parenting in a cross-cultural family

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Born and raised in Japan, I studied and acquired a master of science in psychology
at California State University in Los Angeles. In California, I worked at a child and family clinic
as a psychological therapist. After moving to Hamburg, I worked in various international settings, including at the general consulate of Japan in Hamburg. During my time at the general consulate, I helped many people having difficulties in a foreign culture. I also have worked with children,
their family, and teachers at a German public school to improve children's school life. 
Since 2005 I live with my German husband in Hamburg and we have an eight years old son .

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Individual counselling: 80€ per 50 minutes
Couples/Family counselling: 115€ per 80 minutes

Due to the pandemic I am only offering online counselling for the time being. For further information please write me an E-mail (see Contact) if you are interested.

Fees are based on the average price of psychological counselling in Hamburg. Costs for psychological counselling (it's called 'psychologische Beratung' in German)  is not covered with public health insurance in Germany. Therefore, the fees must be paid out of your own pocket.

Some international private insurance companies, however, reimburse psychological counseling fee. Please ask your insurance company if they cover it.

You can cancel your appointment for no charge until 48 hours before your scheduled time. Otherwise, I have to charge you the full amount.

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Thank you very much for visiting my website. Unfortunately, I am not taking any new clients right now. I am sorry for the inconvenience!

If you have any questions regarding my practice or would like to make an appointment, please call me or send me a message per E-mail.

My practice locates in Altona, Hamburg, about a ten minutes walk from the Altona station. I guarantee a relaxed environment and your privacy.


Masayo Hori-Thiermann
Erdmannstraße 14
22765 Hamburg


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