Rethinking mental health

Ipso provides easily accessible and culturally sensitive psychosocial counseling face-to-face and online.

Ipso - International Psychosocial Organisation is a humanitarian not-for-profit organization based in Germany and Afghanistan specializing in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) and in sociocultural dialogue to promote peace and social cohesion.

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Our psychosocial counseling approach is applicable worldwide

We design, implement and scale up psychosocial and sociocultural projects of different sizes anywhere in the world. Please contact us.

Project design and implementation

  • Detailed analysis of local conditions
  • Concept notes
  • Project design
  • Project implementation in Germany and abroad

Specialized support to ongoing projects

  • Introduction/strengthening of MHPSS services as a cross-cutting issue
  • Trainings for project staff tailored to local contexts

Evaluation & Research

  • External evaluation of MHPSS services provided to the beneficiaries of ongoing or completed projects
  • Research on sociocultural and intercultural aspects of MHPSS services

Ipso Care

  • Psychosocial Counselor trainings
  • Provision of online counseling services
  • Quality assurance of services
  • Supervision of counselors; follow-up trainings



Ipso’s MHPSS Pyramid

Inge Missmahl

Psychoanalyst, Founder and Managing Director

„Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.“
⁠— Margaret Mead


Isabelle Azoulay

Quality Management, Ipso Germany

Thomas Brüggemann

Consultant, Ipso Afghanistan

Birte Brugmann

Consultant, Ipso Afghanistan

Lothar Dunkel

Quality Management, Ipso Germany

Maryam Gardisi

Managing Director, Ipso Germany

Anna Schwarz

Public Relations & Fundraising, Ipso Germany

Mina Orang

Researcher, Ipso Germany

Sven Perbandt

CTO, Ipso Germany

Ingrid Rossmann

Human Resources, Ipso Germany

Susette Schubert

Project Manager Thuringia, Ipso Germany

Khatol Sediq

Finance, Ipso Germany

Nicole Souvay

Psychologist & Consultant, Ipso Germany

Nabeel Sultan

IT, Ipso Germany

Rike Wiens

Project Manager Berlin, Ipso Germany

Pelle Bernhold

Researcher, Ipso Germany

Join our team!

You can find recent job vacancies here.

Even if we have no vacancies at the moment, we look forward to hear from you. If you feel inspired to work with us, please send a mail to