Initial psychological counseling for crises around the birth

100,000 of all mothers and at least 8% of all fathers in Germany fall ill with depression (so-called peri- or postpartum depression, PPD) each year during pregnancy or after the birth of a child.

Are you often sad and depressed? The expected feeling of happiness has failed to materialise? You hardly recognise yourself, are plagued by insecurities and fears or are frightened by your own thoughts. Perhaps you are still struggling with the effects of the birth, which went quite differently than you had hoped? You feel exhausted and overwhelmed as a mother or father? Everything is completely different from what you imagined or wished for. 

There is support and help for you, your child and your family.

Please make an appointment for a free consultation here:


If you have any questions or need advice, please do not hesitate to contact our pedagogical coordinator Ms Verena Winterle by phone or simply come by in person.

Oberursel City Hall, Room E14
Telephone: 06171 502-235
Office hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 - 14:00 or appointment by arrangement

Photo of Verena Winterle

We have prepared a questionnaire that can give you an initial indication of whether you may be suffering from depression. Please bring the completed questionnaire with you to the initial consultation.

Mareike Lange, Counselling and Gestalt Therapy (HPG), is looking forward to meeting you.

Further support services

  • Vitos Klinik Bamberger Hof
    Psychiatric outpatient clinic with special consultation hours
    Day Clinic Mother-Child Treatment
    Mittelweg 49, 60318 Frankfurt (a. M.)
    Phone 069 67 80 02 600 (Outpatient clinic)
    Phone 069 67 80 02 420 (Day clinic)
  • Hohe Mark Clinic Day Clinic Parent-Child Competence Centre
    Borsigallee 19, 60388 Frankfurt am Main
    Phone 069 244 323-2200
    Further information
  • Klinik Hohe Mark
    Inpatient treatment for mentally ill mothers with their child
    Friedländerstraße 2, 61440 Oberursel (Taunus)
    Beratungstelefon 06171 204 3910
  • The Weitblick Parent-Child House
    Inpatient treatment for mothers or fathers who have to care for a child under the age of six alone in an emergency or crisis situation.
    Am Nesselberg 3, 61389 Schmitten-Hunoldstal
    Phone 06084 94 23 30
    Further information

Anonymous and free counselling is also offered by

  • Children's Commissioner of the City of Oberursel (Taunus)
    Phone 06171 628728
  • The Parents' Telephone of the German Child Protection Association
    0800 1110550

  • Medical Child Protection Hotline
    0800 192100

  • Social Psychological Service of the Hochtaunus District
    Counselling and support for mentally ill and mentally disabled people and their relatives, friends and acquaintances. 
    Phone 06172 9995151