Institute of Intercultural Psychotherapy and Counseling

founded by Anna Sizorina

The Institute of Intercultural Psychotherapy and Counseling was set up in 2014 to provide professional and competent counseling for individuals, couples, and families in a transnational context:

  • having family members in different countries and maintaining family relationships across state borders;
  • living in international partnerships;
  • struggling with cultural adaptation;
  • undergoing societal transition (for example, from the German Democratic Republic childhood ideals to adult life in the Federal Republic of Germany).

Born in Russia, having spent some time in the United States of America, and now living and working in Germany, I understand the problems of transnational families not only in theory, I live this life myself. In 2016 I started postgraduate research in Health Psychology, specializing in emotions, stress, and psychological trauma among individuals in a transnational context. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, I investigated psychological aspects of loneliness and belonging and their connection to mental health. Driven by the unique problems of my clients and supported by modern psychological science, I develop psychoeducation programs and adapt/improve my counseling approach to support and empower people in the transnational context.

Workshops

Anna Sizorina Psychologist Hamburg Workshops

Anna’s Blog

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg Blog

Books & Links

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg - Books and Links

Anna CARES²

Culture – Alliance – Relationships – Emotions – StressSense (S²)

Anna’s work is based on the science of emotion and attachment and is guided by a humanistic approach. Being committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Anna brings acceptance, humility, and culturally grounded research into her consultation room. She creates a safe environment where all individuals have their basic human needs met, feel accepted and valuable, have no fear of persecution or marginalization as a result of ethnic, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and preferences, gender expression, family structure, age, class mental health physical character or disability.

Anna’s Services

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg - Individual Counseling

I am an emotionally focused therapist, and counselor. With my support, you will learn how to handle your feelings, become better connected to yourself, you will find the meaning in your stories, integrate lessons from the past, and move forward into the future of your choice.

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Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg Couples

I use Emotionally Focused Therapy developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. I guide couples to make sense of their emotional interactions, and to experience how emotional connection and a felt sense of security soothes their bodies and hearts and allows them to find a safe haven in each other’s arms.

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Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg Workshops

The goal of my workshops is to support mental health. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is not only the absence of disease; it is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their potential, [and] can cope with the normal stresses of life…”

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Anna’s Services

I am an emotionally focused therapist, and counselor. With my support, you will learn how to handle your feelings, become better connected to yourself, you will find the meaning in your stories, integrate lessons from the past, and move forward into the future of your choice.

>> Learn more

I use Emotionally Focused Therapy developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. I guide couples to make sense of their emotional interactions, and to experience how emotional connection and a felt sense of security soothes their bodies and hearts and allows them to find a safe haven in each other’s arms.

>> Learn more

The goal of my workshops is to support mental health. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is not only the absence of disease; it is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their potential, [and] can cope with the normal stresses of life…”

>> Learn more

I look forward to hearing from you.