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About Me

Psychologische Beratung Susann Ratzer

Biographical Information

I grew up in the rural landscapes of Eastern Thuringia, a place that has shaped my connection to the local people, traditions, and Thuringian delicacies. My roots here have instilled in me a deep appreciation for the simplicity and beauty of rural life.

Yet, my curiosity extends beyond my homeland. I am captivated by the lifestyles and natural richness of other countries. This wanderlust has led me to travel extensively, allowing me to immerse myself in various cultures across and outside Europe, enriching my personal experiences and perspectives.

Initially, I ventured into the commercial sector for my professional training. However, I soon realized that this path did not fulfill my aspirations. Seeking a more satisfying career, I embarked on a journey that led me to study psychology, spurred by my enriching experiences abroad. Since completing my psychology degree, I have dedicated myself to the field of psychological counseling. My professional approach aligns closely with the systemic and psychodynamic understanding of the soul, a perspective that resonates deeply with my practice.

My personal journey has taken me across diverse landscapes and cultures. Since 2007, Dresden has repeatedly drawn me back with its charm, and I have proudly called the beautiful ‘Florence on the Elbe’ my home since 2011.

Psychologin Susann Ratzer


  • 2013: Master of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Magdeburg-Stendal.
  • 2015: Granted permission to practice medicine in the field of psychotherapy by the Dresden health authority.
  • 2022: Completed a degree in trauma-centered specialist counseling from the Sächsisches Institut für Systemische Beratung und Therapie e.V., Chemnitz (DeGBT).
  • From 2024: Systemic transactional analysis at the Inkovema Institute for Conflict and Negotiation Management, Leipzig.


2011 – 2013

Prevention Outpatient Clinic for Mental Disorders, Dresden

  • Role: Psychological Assistant and Master’s Thesis Contributor
  • Responsibilities: Diagnostics, counseling, and research.

2013 – 2014

Intensive Educational-Therapeutic Residential Groups for Adolescents, Bautzen

  • Role: Psychological Counselor
  • Responsibilities: Individual counseling, parent counseling, case and specialist counseling, management and team leadership advisory.

2014 – 2015

Outpatient Help for Children, Young People, and Families, Dresden

  • Role: Psychologist
  • Responsibilities: Individual and family counseling, support for pupils with trauma-related disorders, parent counseling, specialist counseling for teachers.

2015 – 2017

Outpatient Help and Intensive Educational-Therapeutic Living for Young People, Dresden

  • Role: Psychologist
  • Responsibilities: Counseling for young adults and individuals with experiences of flight and war, case and specialist counseling, management and team leadership advice.

2017 – 2018

School for Abitur and training/Dresden

Development and implementation of a psychological counseling service across all school types, student-centered counseling, system counseling for school staff, violence prevention and crisis intervention.

Since 2024

Self-employed as a freelance Psychologist and Psychotherapist (according to HeilprG)