Ich kann kein Deutsch: how counseling practices like Mittelweg 50 cater to Berlin’s non-German speaking population

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Life in a city is challenge enough, without the added stress of limited mental health care available in your native language. The founders behind private counseling practices such as Mittelweg 50 and Stillpoint sought to solve this issue when opening the doors to their spaces in the vibrant artists’ neighborhood of Neukölln, providing multilingual mental health resources.

This week on Profiles, we spoke with co-founder of Mittelweg, Johanne Schwensen, about the philosophy behind Mittelweg 50: “There’s a great need for mental health care both because it is a city of transition, so many people move here with a new job or a new relationship or just to try something new.”

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