lic. phil. Misa Yamanaka








  • Co-director of Klaus-Grawe-Institute
  • Certified Psychotherapist FSP (Federal Association of Psychologists)
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy MASPT
  • Lecturer for postgradual studies and training: Klaus-Grawe-Institute and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Education and Workexperience

  • Since 2010: Psychotherapist at Klaus-Grawe-Institute
  • 2006-2011: Postgradual training (cognitive behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapy, Klaus-Grawe-Institute and University of Bern, Prof. Grawe
  • 2007-2010: Psychotherapist; Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna, Lucerne. Fertility and gynaecology, Cardio-Rehabilitation, chronic pain, psychosomatic problems
  • 2006: Social therapist; Forelhaus Zurich (addiction problems)
  • 2005-2006: Psychologist; ipw (Integrierte Psychiatrie Winterthur) und Psychiatric Policlinik, Universityhospital Zurich)
  • 2003-2005: Scientific coordinator; ETH, Institute for Behavioral Neurobiology
  • 2003: Research Consultant; Market research
  • 1997-2002: Psychology studies, University of Zurich: Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology and Neurobiology

Clinical Focus

  • Couples: Couple counselling & therapy, mediation, communicationtraining, crisis intervention, coping with separations / divorces
  • Gynaecology: Therapy and counselling for psychological problems associated with gynaecological states: gyn. Cancer, perinatal problems (pregnancy problems, postnatal depressions, complicated birth, abort, child death
  • Infertility / unfulfilled childwish: Counselling and therapy for coping with infertility (couples and individuals), coping with reproductional treatments, FERTIFIT-training for infertile couples
  • Depressions, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders


  • German
  • English


Research project (in collaboration with the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany): Infertile couples: Wellbeing and couple relationship quality. Development of FERTIFIT: Couple-based training for infertile couples (coping with infertility)