Photo: Felix Noak / stW BERLIN
Students in workshop
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak / stW BERLIN
therapist with student
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak / stW BERLIN
Consulation video chat

studierendenWERK counsels on financing studies, studying with children, provides counselling on academic writing, provides psychological counselling, is a contractual partner for the KfW student loan and supports studying with special needs.

+++ Detailed information regarding Corona can be found HERE! +++

We are here for you

Dear students,

Studying places many demands on all areas of daily life. Not everything always runs smoothly. Even if many challenges are mastered by the students themselves, there can still be disruptions that awaken the need for professional advice.

At the moment there are additional changes and burdens caused by the coronavirus pandemic: online studies, limited earning opportunities, health-related fears and reduced contact and leisure activities.

We offer individual counselling and couples therapy. We also offer helpful workshops and groups, which you can find at the bottom of this page.

Please make an appointment for a confidential consultation.

We currently provide advice by phone, video and in person.

Noticed: Do not enter the counseling center with cold symptoms.


Our consulting services

We help to find solutions for study-specific topics, such as:

  • speech and examination anxieties
  • Procrastination / writer's block
  • Concentration disorders
  • Self-organisation

In the same way, we also provide support in personal conflict situations, such as:

  • self-esteem problems, anxiety states, depressive moods
  • contact and relationship difficulties (social isolation, problems with friends, roommates)
  • partnership conflicts, processing of separations, partnerlessness, sexual difficulties
  • current crisis situations (e.g. loss of a significant person, suicidal thoughts, experiences with sexual or violent assaults)
  • stressful family situation (e.g. illness and loss of one parent, separation of parents, problems with siblings, family constellations)
  • psychosomatic complaints, eating disorders
  • difficult social situation (compatibility of studies and job etc.)
  • specific problems of international students
  • addiction problems (media addiction, alcohol, drugs)


Confidential appointments can be made via our secretary's office Mon-Thu 9 am to 15 pm and Fri 9 am to 13 pm or via email.

Location Charlottenburg, Hardenbergstraße 35
+49 (0)30 93939 8401

Location Friedrichshain, Franz-Mehring-Platz 2-3
+49 (0)30 93939 8438

Or via email at:

If, due to high demand, it is no longer possible to offer timely appointments, we will assign new appointments weekly, starting on Mondays.


The Berliner Krisendienst is available at all times at +49(0)30 390 63 00.



Helpful psychological information

We offer appointments for pregnancy conflict counselling according to §219. The Psychological-Psychotherapeutic Counseling Center of studierenWERK BERLIN is a recognized office with several specially trained counselors.

The counselling interview is free of charge and confidential. A visit to the doctor to establish pregnancy is not a necessary condition for a counselling appointment. If you wish, you can bring your partner or other persons to the consultation. Several appointments are also possible.

When making an appointment, please point out that you would like a pregnancy conflict counselling.

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Who comes to us?

You are not sure whether you are in the right place with your problem? Here you can find examples of students, why they came to us and how the conversation helped them.

Thematic series Psyche - Fit for studying in challenging times

Whew. Another online semester. We know it's quite hard to keep yourself motivated, set goals, overcome challenges and connect with others in these challenging times!

We support you!

Our first online workshop series has started and will accompany you through the summer semester.

Here you will find a whole bunch of different workshops

  • on typical study issues such as procrastination and exam anxiety,
  • with tips for dealing with stress,
  • how to deal with yourself in a mindful and appreciative way, 
  • how to connect with others.

Join in!

Counselling services at a glance

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