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Mental Health Counseling

When studying becomes a burden, the Mental Health Counseling Services at the University of Potsdam can help.

Students can lose their mental balance too: The pressure in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs increases because of frequent tests and exams, financing your studies becomes increasingly difficult due to the lack of time, and job prospects are often meager.
This is why the University of Potsdam offers psychological counseling services. In our offices you can find someone to talk to about a variety of concerns affecting university students, such as:

  • work- and learning difficulties,
  • motivation problems,
  • anxiety before exams or when speaking in front of an audience,
  • writer’s block,
  • social anxiety

as well as difficulties and worries that have an indirect impact on your academic performance and happiness, such as:

  • relationship problems,
  • conflicts in a partnership or within the family,
  • problems with self-worth,
  • personal crises.

To make an appointment please send us an e-mail, call us or stop by in person during the drop-in office hours. We will schedule a personal consultation that suits your individual needs – normally outside the drop-in office hours. During your first appointment we will talk about different options and possibilities and figure out together how to proceed. We can then set up additional individual consultations or we can refer you to a therapist or a suitable group. The consultation is confidential and free of charge.

Drop-in Office Hours (no appointment necessary)
Tuesday2 - 5 PMRoom 0.84Maia Kober (Phone: -1402)
Friday10 - 12 AMRoom 0.82Birgit Klöhn (Phone: -1830)

There are no office hours on July 31 and August 7, 2018.


Mental Health Counseling

Universität Potsdam | Central Student Advisory Service

Dipl.-Psych. Birgit Klöhn & Dipl.-Psych. Maia Kober


Campus | Am Neuen Palais
Am Neuen Palais 10
House 08, Room 0.82
14469 Potsdam

Psychological Counseling for Refugees

Refugees are often exposed to threatening experiences and difficult situations. And everyday life in Germany, taking a language course, or studying at university can also pose challenges. This can result in psychological and physical symptoms such as feeling overwhelmed, afraid, sad, irritable, or pain. Psychological Counseling for Refugees would like to offer its support.

Our services are also available for voluntary workers as well as university employees. If your commitment to refugees has put you under great stress, counseling can help.

You can make counseling appointments via email or telephone. Over the course of one or several meetings, we will seek to identify your psychological problems, find approaches toward a solution, and plan the way forward. Counseling is confidential, free of charge and is also possible in English.

Dipl.-Psych. Marie Zorn
Am Neuen Palais, Building 08, Room 0.83
Telephone: +49 331 977-1457
Email: marie.zorn@uni-potsdam.nomorespam.de
Drop-in Office Hours: Thu: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and by appointment

Group for women with a refugee background

This offer is aimed at women who want to meet or do something together, eg:

  • Drinking tea
  • Practice German
  • joint activities
  • Talks and exchanges
  • Community and support

You are cordially invited to organize the group according to your ideas.

Place: Neues Palais, Building 08, Room 0.83
Dates: 02/07, 02/21
Time: Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Registration: marie.zorn@uni-potsdam.nomorespam.de