Psychological Counseling – Confidential, Autonomous, Free of Charge

The Student Advice Centre offer RWTH Aachen students psychological counseling in times of crisis, when encountering personal problems, and for all questions and problems that can compromise one's studies:

  • Disruptions to working or learning ability
  • Motivation problems
  • Exam and assessment anxiety
  • Other anxieties
  • Mood swings
  • Orientation or decision difficulties
  • Contact problems
  • Crises and conflict situations

You can send an email or call us for an appointment. If you have a specific request regarding the session such as gender of the advisor, counseling in a foreign language (English, Dutch, Polish, or Vietnamese), or otherwise, please let us know:

Appointments arranged via email (all advisors)
Dipl.-Psych. Kerstin Platt Phone: +49 241 80 99424
Office Hours: Monday to Friday
Dipl.-Psych. Van Tien Tran

Phone: +49 241 80 99411
Office Hours: Monday to Friday

Katharina Willius, M.Sc. Phone: +49 241 80 94049
– on parental leave –
Martina Wassen, M.Sc.-Psych. Phone: +49 241 80 94049
Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday
Dipl.-Psych. Inga Refghi-Brandis Phone: +49 241 80 99191
Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday
If you cannot reach us: Please take note of the emergency plan!

What We Are Often Asked

Can third parties find out, that I at psychological counseling?

No. Advising and conversation content remains strictly confidential. This means, that without your clear agreement, no one finds out about your visit from us.

Does counseling cost anything?

No. Our advising is free of charge.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

You typically have to wait two to three weeks– depending on the number of requests.

Can I also seek counseling if I am worried about fellow student?

Yes, if you believe that another person needs help or you, yourself are suffering from the mental problems of a fellow student, please contact us.

What can I do in case of emergency?

If you or another person acutely need help, and you cannot reach anyone else, please contact the institutions in ouremergency plan.