Elisabeth Petrow, MD


Elisabeth studied human medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin and received her doctorate in 1998 for her basic research in clinical neurophysiology on patients with cerebral infarctions.

Shortly after starting her medical career, she fell seriously ill herself and spent 2.5 years in hospitals and rehabilitation clinics. During this time, her "second degree" began as an internal and external process of deep engagement with the existential challenges of life-changing illness and acquired disability which is still going on until today. For twenty years she has been dealing with the many facets of healing processes on the basis of psychology - especially existential analysis and existential psychotherapy - as well as philosophy, anthropology, ethnology, spirituality, and religion. She works in Berlin as an author and psychotherapist.