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M.Sc. Carolin Plankl

Personal characteristics and way of work

Understanding the complexity of human thinking, feeling and acting is one of the motivations why I decided to study psychology in Mainz in 2013. I am impressed by humans as beings – that is, how what we learn and how experiences can influence our cognitions, feelings and actions. Due to the effectiveness and scientific foundation as well as my solution-oriented approach, I decided to pursue further training in behavioral cognitive therapy at the Center for Psychotherapy at Goethe University in Frankfurt after completing my Master’s degree in 2018. Since January 2023, I am now working as a licensed psychological psychotherapist in the field of behavioral therapy for adults at Dr. Het’s practice.

In my work, the focus is on you as a person with your own life story, thought patterns and emotional experience. At the beginning of psychotherapy, it is very important to me to establish a trusting therapeutic working relationship. I want you to feel safe and competence with regard to your concerns and to feel seen. Together we develop an explanatory model for the development and maintenance of the symptoms referring to the background of your biographical experiences. Subsequently, we use a value-oriented goal analysis to consider the changes you would like to see in the course of your therapy. I continue to explain the different components of the treatment and we decide together according to your needs which form of treatment might be the most suitable for you. I accompany and support you to becom the “expert” of your problem. In addition to the symptoms, we also look at what protective factors, resources and strengths you have. I support you in making these available again using past troubles you have already overcome. I see myself as a companion in your process of change. My work is characterized by a sincere, authentic, empathic and cordial approach. Transparency, value freedom and tolerance as well as a culturally sensitive approach are also very important to me. For this reason, I also offer therapy in English and have experiences in translator-assisted therapy.


  • Psychological psychotherapist (behavioral therapy)
  • Individual and group therapy, couple therapy and coaching (in German and English)
  • Complaints I treat:
  • Affective disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias such as fear of heights, claustrophobia, test anxiety, fear of specific animals or situations, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (e.g., obsessive thoughts, compulsive acts)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder)
  • Somatoform disorders and pain disorders
  • Illness anxiety (hypochondriasis) and body dysmorphic disorder (dysmorphophobia)
  • Sexual disorders
  • Persistent grief
  • Sleep disorders (e.g. insomnia, hypersomnia, nightmares)
  • Personality disorders and accentuations

Professional qualifications

  • M.Sc. Psychologist
  • Licensed psychological psychotherapist (focus on behavioral therapy)
  • Specialized in group psychotherapy
  • Autogenic training and PMR according to Jacobson
  • Registered in the medical register of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Hesse (KVH)
  • Member of the Chamber of Psychotherapists of Hesse


Lechner-Meichsner, F., Ehring, T., Krüger-Gottschalk, A., Morina, N., Plankl, C. & Steil, R. (2022).
Using Imagery Rescripting to Treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Refugees: A Case Study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.


You can have a look at my curriculum vitae.