Corinna Ostafin-Hermann, MA

Corinna Ostafin-Hermann, MA

MA Clinical Psychology, Post-Master in Systemic Psychotherapy
SYSTEMIS (Schweizerische Vereinigung für Systemische Therapie und Beratung)

 

One of the things I have long admired is how we humans can grow and develop in the midst of challenging life experiences. As a psychotherapist, I feel privileged to be able to help people to master their difficulties through making contact with strengths and resources, both in themselves and in their environment.

 

After I finished my Master in clinical psychology and pedagogic psychology in Switzerland, I completed additional training in systemic psychotherapy. I have worked with a wide range of clients, including those suffering from eating disorders, depression, burnout, and anxiety. This work has taken place in different settings, including individual, couples, and family therapy. Additionally to working with clients, I provide training to therapists around topics such as resource oriented psychotherapy, resilience and burnout. Please see my curriculum vitae to learn more about my professional background.

 

In addition to my systemic background, I am experienced in working with cognitive-behavioral therapy and different methods such as genogram work, timeline and gestalt approaches. One important perspective in my work is that it is deeply collaborative – I believe that working together is an essential ingredient in finding creative and positive solutions. Another important perspective is that I understand problems not only as obstacles to overcome, but also as invitations to grow and adapt in new ways.

 

I grew up in Switzerland and am married with an American. We have two daughters. We first lived in Switzerland and then in the U.S. and have been in the Netherlands for the last 6 years. All of this means that I have some understanding regarding how it feels to live in a foreign culture, including all of the many challenges and opportunities that comes with such a life as an expat.

 

I offer therapy in Groningen in German, English, and Dutch language.