Therapist

Hello,

my name is Annette Schindler and I am a trained relationship and sexual therapist. I was born in the fall of 1980 and have been living in Berlin since 2003.

At the age of 20 I was already working in a sex shop with a porn cinema. During this time, I developed the idea for a feminist sex shop, the very same I was founding in November of 2012, together with Sarah Rodehizer. The “Other Nature” became an alternative sex shop in Berlin, and thanks to Sarah it is still thriving there today. Due to a burnout and the abuse of alcohol, I decided to leave the project behind in order to actively recover.

This work-up of personal topics increased my interest in therapeutic work. And it got me to educate and train myself within these areas. All aspects of my life that far led to the conclusion to combine my capabilities in the field of sexuality with psychological knowledge.

In 2017, I successfully finished my training as a naturopath of psychology and further trained at the “Institut für Beziehungsdynamik” (Institute for relationship dynamics) in Berlin as a relationship and sex therapist for 2 more years.

One of my most defining traits is my curiosity. I read a lot and combine my knowledge in the most diverse and creative ways I can imagine.

I would consider my attentive nature, my empathetic character, and my critical view the most important tools of my therapeutic work.

As of now I concern myself with the topics of trauma and embodiment.

I am living on my own as a single mother in Berlin Neukölln.