Prof. Dr. phil. Kai Hammermeister


Psychoanalyst and Heilpraktiker for Psychotherapy
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Berlin, Mitte

Private Practice for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy


Imagine the moment when your problem is finally solved. Together we will find a way to that point.


There are many reasons to work with a therapist:


  • increased ability to cope with life crises like separation or loss
  • development of personal and professional potential
  • assistance with the resolution of partnership conflicts
  • advice about problems concerning sexuality
  • outpatient therapy for addictions or
  • treatment of depression, anxiety and burnout


Whether you are looking for coaching to optimize your performance or as stabilizing crisis intervention, our work always begins with the unconditional assessment of your current state.


Together we will then identify goals for our work and select the appropriate therapeutic techniques. Classical psychoanalytic methods (like dream analysis on the famed couch) can be employed just as much as coaching strategies or mindfulness exercises.


Everything begins with thorough listening. Afterwards I will assist you with competence and experience to integrate your new goals sustainably into your life.


My practice in the Diplomats’ Quarter in Berlin offers you a stylish ambience for discreet therapeutic work. The paths of the Tiergarten park which is located only a few steps away are ideal for walks after the sessions.


The clientele of the practice is as diverse as the population of our city, but it is also frequented by non-residents. The spectrum ranges from artists, digital nomads and students to lawyers, entrepreneurs and diplomats. For those who prefer to schedule their therapy after their workday my practice also offers appointments in the evening hours.


Therapies are possible in German or English.



About me


Curriculum of Prof. Dr. phil. Kai Hammermeister, psychoanalyst and Heilpraktiker for psychotherapy:


Academically …


  • Studied German Literature, Philosophy and Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen and the University of Virginia
  • Dissertation with philosopher Richard Rorty
  • Faculty member at the University of Virginia
  • Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at The Ohio State University


Psychoanalytically …


  • Jung-Haus Columbus, Ohio
  • Lacan Study Group, The Ohio State University
  • Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, New York City
  • Numerous academic seminars, lectures and publications about psychoanalysis, among them the book Jacques Lacan (C.H. Beck Verlag 2008).





Sessions by appointment. When Berlin is (no longer) your permanent place of residence the analysis can also be conducted »in chunks». For this, one or two sessions a day will be set up every couple of months. This approach does not lend itself to the treatment of every problem, though. Alternatively, I offer home visits.





Prof. Dr. phil. Kai Hammermeister

Psychoanalyst and Heilpraktiker for Psychotherapy
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Von-der-Heydt-Straße 1 (Berlin-Mitte)

10785 Berlin


Phone: +49 160 9977 5540


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