Psychological assistance for patients and dependants

The diagnosis cancer and the upcoming treatments often cause a high level of uncertainties, threatening thoughts and negative emotions. All plans for the future will be called into question, the precious life is critically examined and the whole family will be confronted with big challenges. Family relations will come under pressure as patients and family members often do not know how to handle their feelings and emotions. External problems, not related to the illness, and personal stress can also have a great influence on coping with the diagnosis. We would like to offer you and your family our psychological support by strengthening your capacity to cope with your illness, to find your emotional balance again and to learn how to handle occurring difficulties.


Please do not hesitate to ask for an appointment with our psychologist Ms Kathrin Richter.


Therapeutic spectrum:

  • Support in overcoming the disease
  • Support in coping with residual effects caused by the disease
  • Support in acute stress situations
  • Support in communicating with physicians and relatives
  • Support in handling stress and negative emotions – How to cope with tension, fear, internal unrest, uncertainty and sadness.
  • Supportive talks to improve the quality of life
  • Point out and strengthening of resources
  • Relaxation techniques to improve the well-being
  • Information on health promotion


Pastoral care

Brother Wolfgang of our pastoral care team will also be pleased to assist you at any time. He has been working here at out University Hospital for more than 11 years.

He will support you, if you are looking for something that keeps you grounded in your life. In cooperation with the therapeutic team he will assist in strengthening your self-healing forces. If it is your wish, he will also share his religious experiences with you.



Diplom-Psychologist Kathrin Richter 


University Hospital Halle
Department of Internal Medicine IV
Ernst-Grube-Str. 40
D - 06120 Halle (Saale) 

Phone: +49 345 - 5572924 

Email: kathrin.richter(at) 


Pastoral Care- Brother Wolfgang Schönberg

University Hospital Halle
Department of Internal Medicine IV
Ernst-Grube-Str. 40
D - 06120 Halle (Saale) 

Tel. +49 345 - 5571892