Dubious sources and alternative facts are shared in your family chat?
You are unsure how to deal with conspiracybelievers in your environment and this situation stresses you?
Your colleague claims that we live in a dictatorship and are deprived of fundamental rights?
The Counseling Center
Since we currently receive a lot of inquiries and work mainly in our home office, we ask you to send consulting inquiries by e-mail. This way we can better answer your request.
veritas – the counseling center for those affected by conspiracy narratives – supports the environment of people who believe in conspiracies. We give advise if you feel burdened by people who spread conspiracy narratives. We want to alleviate your suffering pressure and possibly also enable you to re-establish a relationship with the person in question.
We work resource- and solution-oriented to enable you to strengthen strained relationships again. Even without directly cooperating with the conspiracy-believing persons, a long-term change can thus be set in motion. Because from our experience we know that the social environment can have a significant influence on people.
We offer counseling by phone, mail, a secure video tool or on-site in our counseling rooms in Berlin.
Our offer is free of charge, confidential, individual case-oriented and can also be used anonymously if desired.
In addition to counseling families and the environment of conspiracy believers, we also offer support for professionals in whose everyday life – whether clients or colleagues – conspiracy narratives play a role. In addition, we are available to teachers and school social workers who notice changes in everyday school life.
In addition, we offer consultation for child and youth welfare professionals on issues of child welfare in the context of conspiracy narratives according to §8a SGB VIII.
for affected persons
For those affected by conspiracy narratives, veritas offers a self-help group at regular intervals. In moderated meetings, affected persons from Berlin and the surrounding area exchange information and can thus learn from each other's experiences of dealing with people who believe in conspiracies.
veritas supports people with advice and guidance who want to distance themselves from conspiracy narratives or have initial doubts about them.
veritas in the media
Here you will find a selection of press reports that have recently appeared about veritas.
Verschwörungsgläubige: Emotionen wahrnehmen, Grenzen setzen
Berliner Morgenpost, 26 November 2021
„Fakten-Diskussionen funktionieren nicht“
Domradio, 25 November 2021
„Oft steckt dahinter Angst“
taz, 8 November 2021
Germany’s Promising Plan to Bring Conspiracy Theorists Back From the Brink
Slate, 18 October 2021
Berliner Beratungsstelle hilft Betroffenen von Verschwörungserzählungen
MDR, 12 October 2021
Wenn die Familie an Querdenkern zerbricht
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 10 October 2021
„Der Bedarf übersteigt unsere Kapazitäten deutlich"
Wissenschaftskommunikation.de, 8 October 2021
ZDF, 6 October 2021
Belastungsprobe für Familien: Angehörige von Verschwörungserzählern
ZDF, 8 September 2021
Deutschland radikal - Wie Hass unsere Gesellschaft spaltet
Pro7, 6 September 2021
Excerpts of the documentary on YouTube: Rechte Gesinnung auch in der Querdenker-Szene? as well as Thilo Mischke und Aussteigerin Nadja
Beziehungskrisen: Wie Corona spaltet
ARD, 12 July 2021
Beratung für Angehörige: Wenn die Liebsten an Verschwörungen glauben
Tagesspiegel, 20 June 2021
Wie Verschwörungstheorien begegnen?
3sat, 11 June 2021
Darum glauben Menschen an Verschwörungstheorien
SAT.1, 8 June 2021
„Besser über Gefühle reden statt Fakten“
rbb 24, 27 May 2021