lic. phil. Andrea Bender







  • Certified Psychotherapist FSP (Federal Association of Psychologists)
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy MASPT
  • Lecturer for postgradual studies and training: Klaus-Grawe-Institute and external requests

Education and Workexperience

  • 2017: MBSR-Teacher Training at Center for Mindfulness in Zurich
  • Since 2011: Psychotherapist at Klaus-Grawe-Institute
  • 2010-2014: Postgradual training (cognitive behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapy) Klaus-Grawe-Institute in Zurich
  • 2012-continuing: Postgradual training in imaginative, hypnotherapeutic, and compassion focused techniques, meditation and mindfulness
  • 20013-20014: Psychotherapist at the outpatient Clinic „PsychiatrieZentrum Linthgebiet der St. Gallischen Psychiatrie-Dienste Süd“
  • 2009-2013: Psychotherapist at ipw Klinik Schlosstal in Winterthur at the psychotherapy-ward for depression and anxiety and the psychotherapyward for 60+
  • 2004-2010: Psychology at University of Zurich: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Clinical Focus

  • MindFIT: Training for mental resources (more)
  • Couples & families: Counselling & therapy, mediation, communication & problem solving training, crisis intervention, coping with separation, sexual therapy
  • Individuals: Overcoming depression or anxiety, enhancing self-esteem & life quality, clarifying relationship patterns, emotional dependency, sexuality, singlehood & starting a new relationship, processing and overcoming past experiences, stress management, mindfulness & meditation, relaxation, hypnotherapeutic & compassion focused techniques
  • Infertility/unfulfilled child wish: Counselling & support for coping with infertility (couples and individuals), coping during reproduction treatments, FERTIFIT-training for infertile couples (more)
  • Unintended/unwanted pregnancy: counselling & support
  • Gynecology: Therapy & counselling for psychological problems associated with gynecological states: gyn. cancer, perinatal problems (pregnancy problems, postnatal depressions, complicated birth, abort, child death)


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