Psychotherapeutic counselling

Our professional psychologists will help you if you feel weighed down by personal or interpersonal problems. In one or several talks, you can get suggestions for changes, on how to help yourself and information about therapy options or further addresses you can contact. The discussions are absolutely confidential: our psychologists are subject to secrecy. Moreover, the consultations are free of charge and you usually receive an appointment within a few weeks.

The psychotherapeutic counselling service is there for you if you have:

  • Problems with your studies
  • Problems with your job
  • Problems with time management
  • Problems with motivation
  • Problems with writing
  • Exam nerves or other fears
  • Restlessness, exhaustion or sleep disorders
  • Depressive moods or depression
  • A lack of self-esteem
  • Find it hard to make friends or socialise
  • Problems with your partner or family
  • Other psychotherapeutic problems

Staff at the University of Stuttgart and the Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung und Finanzen Ludwigsburg as well as employees of the MPI for Intelligent Systems and the MPI for Solid State Research can also use our counselling services.

What to do?

New: Video consultation

In order to continue to be there for you personally during the contact restriction of the current corona situation, the psychotherapeutic counselling centre offers video counselling. Our certified psychologist uses RED medical's video tool, which conforms to data protection regulations and is recommended by the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.

Please understand that the consultation will be conducted in plain English. The consultants are not native English speakers.

You can arrange a consultation appointment by telephone. You can reach the team from Monday to Thursday between 13:30 and 14:30 by phone 49 711 9574-482 or +49 711 9574-480.

For us, a video consultation that conforms to data protection regulations and is adapted to you is essential. Therefore, we need the following documents from you after the appointment and before the initial consultation:

  • the signed consent form
  • the registration form for students, university or MPI staff
  • of students additionally the completed problem list

Please send us the completed and signed forms

  • by mail to Studierendenwerk Stuttgart Psychotherapeutische Beratungsstelle, Mrs Kucher-Sturm or Mr Sturm personally, Rosenbergstraße 18 70174 Stuttgart
  • or by fax  +49 0711 26204-644


Please make sure that you send us the declaration of consent in time!

Procedure of the video consultation

Once all forms (declaration of consent, registration form and, in the case of students, the problem list) have been completed and signed, the video consultation can be carried out by our certified psychologists.

For the video consultations, you call up the website of the video tool RED Medical in your browser at the agreed time. It is best to use Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Now enter your name for the video consultation. This is only visible to the consultant. Please enter the access code that you received when you registered by phone.

Which technical requirements you need for the Videotool as well as important information on data protection can be found in the FAQ of the Videotool RED Medical.


Since normal e-mails are not encrypted, our psychotherapeutic counselling no longer offers communication by e-mail. This is justified in the special data protection of psychologists and serves security - because this is the only way we can guarantee that your sensitive data cannot be seen by unauthorized third parties.

Please use our telephone consultation hours to make an appointment. These are Monday to Thursday from 13:30 to 14:30.


Who can take advantage of the advice?

Students who are enrolled at one of the universities in Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Esslingen, Göppingen and Horb, which we support, can take advantage of the psychotherapeutic counselling free of charge. In addition, employees of the universities can also use our counselling services, provided this has been contractually agreed.

How does the consultation proceed?

The consultation takes place in personal one-on-one meetings in a confidential environment. At the first meeting you will describe your concerns. In the further course of the consultation, the aim is to find the most suitable solution for you. This will show whether one meeting is sufficient or whether several meetings are needed. If your problem cannot be adequately treated during the consultation and therapy is required, we will discuss what options are available and, if necessary, name further points of contact. We cannot offer long-term therapy within our framework.

Where does the consultation take place?

All consultations take place in our advice centre in Stuttgart-Mitte. This is located on the ground floor of the Theodor-Heuss-Heim and thus offers the necessary anonymity. The counselling centre is easy to reach by public transport. Due to contact restrictions, you can take advantage of a video consultation.



How long does a consultation take?

This depends on the individual case. Consultations usually last between 45 and 50 minutes.

What happens with my data?

The discussions are strictly confidential – we are subject to the legal obligation of secrecy. Your data is safe with us and will not be passed on to the universities or other third parties.


Psychotherapeutische Beratung

Rosenbergstraße 68, 70174 Stuttgart

Telephone Appointment

  • Montag - Donnerstag: 13:30 Uhr - 14:30 Uhr oder vor Ort

Public Transport

  • 4
  • 41, 42
Petra Kucher-Sturm
Certified Psychologist
+49 711 9574-482
+49 0711 26 204-644

Office address

Psychotherapeutische Beratung
Rosenbergstraße 68
70174 Stuttgart
Rainer Sturm
Certified Psychologist
+49 711 9574-480
+49 711 26204-644

Office address

Psychotherapeutische Beratung
Rosenbergstraße 68
70174 Stuttgart