Ipso Healthcare GmbH was founded to ensure the long-term sustainability of Ipso gGmbH and its humanitarian work as a social business with our offer of MY SEVEN STEPS and to support people in difficult life situations. Ipso gGmbH was founded in 2008 by the psychoanalyst Inge Missmahl as a non-profit humanitarian organization. Ipso specializes in psychosocial counseling and mental health care to help people in crisis and war zones worldwide. Ipso combines this work with the promotion of local culture and cultural dialogue, as a means to international understanding, peace and reconciliation. Ipso Healthcare consists of a dedicated and experienced team of staff and psychologists who speak a total of 12 native languages. Ipso’s activities include the development of concepts for building sustainable structures in the field of psychosocial and mental health care as well as in the areas of local community and cultural work. The concepts include their implementation including accompanying research, monitoring and evaluation. The core of the work is a therapeutic short-term intervention developed by Inge Missmahl, Value Based Counseling.
What successes can Ipso look back on?
The effectiveness and sustainable therapeutic success of Value Based Counseling (VBC) have been proven by 2 clinical studies with the University of Konstanz and the Charité in Berlin.
Study University of Constance, 2012 Study Charité Berlin, 2018/19 (in publication).
Beyond the positive study results, we have successfully supported more than 400,000 people seeking counseling internationally in one-on-one sessions through our humanitarian organization Ipso gGmbH. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Why did Ipso Healthcare enter the German market?
We want to make our short-term therapy Value Based Counseling available to people with mental health problems with MY SEVEN STEPS. It is our concern that people in crisis situations can quickly lead a meaningful life again.
The innovative therapy approach focuses on a dialogue at eye level with the concern that people can quickly restore their self-efficacy and experience themselves as acting in a meaningful way.
Value Based Counseling takes into account personal values and the cultural environment through native-speaking counselors. Two randomized trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of the approach.
At MY SEVEN STEPS, we offer online counseling in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Turkish, Hindi and Russian.