Karolina Fotyga

Who I am

I became a psychotherapist for various reasons. One of them is that very early on in my childhood – I had seen what impact people could have on one another in the times of crisis. Both positive and destructive. I then decided I wanted to do whatever I could to be able to help.
Many years have passed since then, but now even more than ever I am convinced that people can get better and can workĀ  through their misfortunes and struggles. It doesn’t meant we can avoid problems, it means we can learn how to deal with them better.
I understand psychotherapy to be a way for people to connect more meaningfully with others and to get a clearer sense of who they really are. The pleasant side effects might be feeling more at peace and finding the meaning and purpose in one’s life.
I’ve had the privilige of working with many people over the years who trusted me enough to talk to me about their most intimate experiences and emotional rollercoasters. And I can tell you this – psychotherapy really is a powerful set of tools. One that can help you grow and build a life for yourself that is more balanced and intentional.
In my life I have lived and worked in Poland, US, Israel and The Netherlands. I’m bilingual working in both English and Polish.
I am happily married and I’m a mom of two teenage people šŸ™‚


I am a therapist certified by theĀ European Association of PsychotherapyĀ and I have practised for over a decade now. IĀ graduated from the Institute of Applied Social Sciences atĀ Warsaw University, where I obtained my Masterā€™s Degree.

I chose to specializeĀ in psychotherapy and mediation.

After graduating from the University I studied in the Psychoeducation Laboratory (Laboratorium Psychoedukacji) ā€“ individual, group and children psychotherapy. Iā€™ve also done training in MBT ā€“ Mentalization-Based Treatment organized by LPS in association with Anna Freudā€™s Institute in London.

I have over 12 years of experience in working with patients in individual and group setting within my private practice. Four of those years I spent working at various psychiatric facilities – eg the Department for Neurotic Disorders (Psychiatric Hospital) located in KomorĆ³w, and also at the Department of Pediatric Psychiatry (Psychiatric Ward) in JĆ³zefĆ³w.Ā 

I work with adults offering:

short and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy


crisis intervention


various workshops and trainingsĀ 

Higher and professional education

– Warsaw University; Applied Social Sciences ā€“ Masters Degree (5 years)

– Psychoeducation Laboratory; Individual, Group, Children Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training (4 years)

Mentalization Based Psychotherapy Training with Anna Freud Center

Professional associations

Areas I can help you with

personality disorders (borderline, narcissistic and others)



social fobia

low self-esteem



psychosomatic related disorders

parental coaching

psychological support

expat support (adjustment issues)


crisis intervention (end of a relationship, mourning, sudden severe health condition, other life crisis

relationship issues

Please noteĀ I do not provide formal emergency services.

If you feel your situation is urgent, if you feel suicidal,

please call 112 or visit the nearest emergency room.