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Introducing Petra Albrecht, German-Speaking Psychologist

Petra Albrecht provides psychological counseling in German at the various Body & Soul locations. She has extensive knowledge and experience treating anxiety and stress in adolescents and adults.

B&S: Tell us a little bit about your background.

P.A: I obtained my master’s degree from the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Graz, Austria. In my treatment, I combine cognitive behavioral therapy with elements of positive psychology. I have visited Shanghai many times and had become familiar with Body & Soul. I was happy to be able to work with the comprehensive team of therapists here. I am still traveling back to Austria for some continuing education about Concentrative Movement Therapy, which is based on the psychodynamic therapy and depth psychology.

B&S: What types of issues can you help patients with?

P.A: I specialize in treating adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety disorders, social anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, and sleeping disorders. I also do a lot of work with clients on issues like burnout, relationship problems and study/learning problems.

When clients find anxiety overwhelming, it is important for them to know this will typically not resolve itself. This is particularly important for children/adolescents, where family members or school professionals can play a key role in identifying concerns to get the child help. Fortunately, with good treatment, clients can successfully get anxiety disorders under control.

B&S: Tell us more about the techniques you use in helping clients.

P.A: I teach clients how to use several relaxation techniques, such as autogenous training, progressive muscle relaxation and body scan. I also focus on counseling to deal with stress and burnout prevention. Patients have the possibility to learn how to recognize the root causes of stress, while developing strategies and resources to better deal with challenges in their daily lives.

If you recognize yourself or family members in the symptoms Petra treats and are seeking treatment options in German, feel free to get in touch with us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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