Chantal Rechsteiner


My therapy offer:

In the course of life, one can encounter difficult life situations that are overwhelming, such as adapting to new circumstances or interpersonal problems, and sometimes the triggers cannot be clearly named. Overstrained situations can lead to specific psychological complaints such as depression, anxiety or physical pain for some. I am happy to advise and support you in clarifying and coping with difficult situations so that you can better deal with difficult feelings and situations, rediscover your resources, gain confidence in your ability to act, reduce your suffering and improve your quality of life. As a cognitive behavioral therapist with an integrative approach and more than ten years of experience in the outpatient and inpatient sector, I offer clarification and diagnostics as well as psychological counseling and psychotherapy using scientific recognized methods. The focus is on your personal needs, goals and possibilities. Appreciation, empathy and a pinch of humor are important components of my therapeutic approach.



  • stress / burnout
  • life crises
  • anxiety
  • psychosomatics disorders
  • traumata
  • obsessive- compulsive thoughts / actions
  • bipolar disorder
  • ADHS
  • adjustments to new circumstances such as moving house, getting married, starting a family, retirement
  • Relationship problems
  • Problems at work
  • Losses


Therapy languages:

German, English


Work experience:

2005-2006: Klinik Schlosstal, Integrated Psychiatry Winterthur (IPW), acute ward

2006-2007: Klinik Aadorf, psychotherapy station with focus on eating effects

2007-2016: Sanatorium Kilchberg, case-leading psychotherapist, including private acute ward, burnout ward

2016-2023: Sanatorium Kilchberg, Center for Psychosomatics, case-leading psychotherapist in an outpatient setting

Since 2021: self-employed in own practice


Initial and continuing education:

1999-2005: Studies in psychology at the University of Zurich, specialization in clinical psychology (licentiate, master)

2006-2011: Psychotherapy training with behavioral and interpersonal focus at the Klaus-Grawe-Institute (Master of Advanced Studies)

2015-2020: Further training in schema therapy at the Institute for Scheme Therapy Konstanz

2018-2019: Further training in psychosomatic pain therapy by the German Society for Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy (DGPM) in Berlin and Wiesbaden

2021-2022: Further training in Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT)

Training in mindfulness, MBSR, compassion focussed therapy, progressive muscle relaxation according to Jacobson (PMR), biofeedback, CBAPS, DBT


First registration and contact:

You can register for an initial meeting by email:

Chantal Rechsteiner                          Chantal Rechsteiner

Steinwiesstr. 26                                    Forchstr. 92

8032 Zürich                                            8008 Zürich

(Mondays and Fridays)                     (Tuesdays)

078 211 96 37