Psychosocial Counseling

Are you studying at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and need professional help to cope with emotional stress situations? You are not alone in this. The period of study is also a phase of personal development in which difficulties or crises can occur. We are glad to be here for you!


Frequent issues that require psychosocial counseling are for instance:

  • Motivation problems, learning blockage
  • Fears, e.g. fear of failure, speech anxiety, exam stress
  • Procrastination
  • Issues related to self-esteem, self-confidence, assertiveness
  • Feelings of dejection, lack of drive
  • Stressful conflicts
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Loneliness, difficulties meeting new people
  • Identity crisis, life planning
  • Dealing with loss and grief
  • Cross-cultural issues, value conflicts, getting along in a new country

Rihab Dubau is a licensed social worker and organizational psychologist with extensive experience counseling individuals in diverse fields of work. She has a passion for helping people work through the challenges of their lives, grow as individuals and accomplish their goals.

Please note: I will be out of the office until 12th of march. Please contact Ms. Dubau with any initial requests for counseling until then.

Frequent issues that require psychotherapeutic counseling are for instance:

  • Depressions
  • Exam nerves or other anxieties
  • Conflicts in relationships, with relatives or other personal relationships
  • Difficulties to meet new people, a sense of loneliness, feeling isolated
  • Serious self-doubt and insecurity
  • Sleeping disorders and other psychosomatic stress symptoms
  • Work and concentration disorders

Also in cases of mental problems, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, compulsions, traumatization, psychotherapeutic counseling may be used for purposes of self-evaluation, support or tiding yourself over.

You may also want to use psychotherapeutic counseling if you plan to start or resume your studies after a lengthy severe psychological disorder or mental illness.

Jannika HummelCentral Student Advisory Center
Building BCN (City Gate), Room 810

Jannika Hummel is a psychologist and psychotherapist with several years of professional experience in psychological counseling and psychotherapy. It is her aim to accompany and support students on their way to a competent, self-confident and responsible handling of their mental health and well-being.

Often, even a single session helps you to work out possible solutions and discover new perspectives. Sometimes a few additional sessions are helpful. An appointment usually lasts about 50 minutes. The consultation is free of charge for you and is treated strictly confidential.


Consultation appointments

To make an individual appointment, please get in contact with your counselor of choice - via phone or email
rihab.dubau(at) or

Please briefly state your preferred form of consultation (in person, via video call or by phone)
and - if you wish to - your request.

Please note: Emails are no privacy-safe means of communication. If you contact us via email we assume that this implies your agreement to answering you via email for scheduling an appointment.


Help in acute crisis

For crises outside of our counseling hours and very acute need for help, here is a listing with numerous offers for quick help.


Additional information

Online psychosocial group offerings from the "Studierendenwerk Frankfurt" in german and english language.

More information can be found here.

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last updated on: 02.28.2024