Dr. Anna Costa

  • Born in Singapore

  • I offer therapy in the following languages: German, English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Job Qualifications

  • Registered clinical psychotherapist, specializing in behavioral therapy. Licensed to treat adults, adolescents, children, couples and families; as well as conduct group therapy and teach relaxation techniques (e.g. Autogenic Training, Progressive muscle relaxation).

  • Clinical psychotherapist for behavioral therapy, Clinical training at the DGVT (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verhaltenstherapie) Munich

  • Doctorate, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the LMU Munich on the subject of “Effect of methylphenidate in healthy subjects”

  • Master of Advanced Studies Psychotherapy with emphasis on behavioral therapy (according to Grawe & Caspar), University of Bern

  • Master of Science in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, Ludwig Maximilians University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, National University of Singapore

Professional Background

  • Since 2020: Clinical Psychotherapist, Private Practice

  • 2012 – 2020: DGVT outpatient clinic for psychotherapy

  • 2013 – 2019: Psychologist, Landeshauptstadt München (City of Munich)

  • 2013 – 2015 (2014-2015 Project Lead): Research associate in the AMIS research project to investigate mental development in children and adolescents after stressful life experiences (e.g. abuse)

  • 2012-2013:  Psychologist, Kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum Munich (Psychiatric Hospital) at the crisis intervention ward and ward for people with mental disabilities (including autism)

  • 2013-2015: Psychologist, Social competence training for people with autism

  • 2009 – 2011: Research Associate, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, LMU Munich

Official entries and professional associations

  • Entry in the medical register of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Bavaria (KVB)

  • Member of the Bavarian Chamber of Psychotherapists (PTK)

  • Member of the German Society for Behavioral Therapy (DGVT)

  • Member of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs)

  • Member of the Professional Association of German Psychologists (BDP)

  • Full Member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)