About Udo Fischer

My name is Udo Fischer and I have been practicing psychotherapy in Naples for five years. Trained in clinical psychology and neuropsychology in Europe I further deepened my skills at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia. In Germany I conducted research with Prof. Dr. Rainer Sachse, a thought leader in the treatment of somatoform and personality disorders. A second mentor was Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schulte, president of the German Behavior Therapy Association and leading researcher for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.
Besides resolving clinical issues I apply a communication, conflict management, mediation approach that has been successfully applied in corporate and diplomatic contexts as well. My success rate with couples in crises is 100% assumed that both parties are motivated to resolve their issues amicably.

Coping with stress during holidays

Holiday stress

Stress during the holidays? Those of you who never experience it need not read any further. But for the rest of us … let us think about it. What exactly is it that is causing us stress and why would we actually continue to do that to ourselves??? Wait a second, are you saying, you are not doing it to yourself? It is just what it is, what else can one do? Let me suggest that we human beings do not do anything that is not aimed at meeting at least one of our needs. In a first step I would like you to ask yourself what need of yours you are actually meeting by whatever you are getting yourself … [Read more...]

Wake up with one positive statement for the day

Young boy outside

Neuropsychological research has shown that the persistent practice of changing one's thought patterns results in changes in brain physiology. With minimal effort you can help rewiring your brain, for example by focusing on one positive affirmation every morning; even before leaving the comfort of your bed. What could a thought like that resemble? "Today, I will not take anything personally!" or "Today, I will only focus on positive aspects of situations I encounter!" or "Today, I am starting my day focusing on what I am grateful for!". What positive thought could you focus on tomorrow??? … [Read more...]

Benefits of Exercise for Children


Those of you who have read my articles in the past already know how much significance I attribute to the benefits of exercise and nutrition on our mental well being. I am often being asked why I think we have so many children, and adults by the way, diagnosed with something we call ADHD, mood or anxiety disorders. Well, one day we may possibly find out that there is something particular in our food or environment that directly causes it. And for some children reducing simple sugars, gluten, or other additives can make a big difference. However, thinking about some friends of mine and how they … [Read more...]

Balance benefits and risks of being outdoors

paddle boarding

In times where prolonged exposure to the sun, especially in areas close to the equator, such as Florida, has become a significant concern in the eyes of dermatologists, benefits of outdoor activities appear to outweigh the potential costs, leading to something that could be termed “sun phobia”. As discussed in one of my former articles, Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to not only physical health issues, for example bonehealth, Diabetes II, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular disease. But Vitamin D deficiency appears to be correlated with mood disorders, such as depression. Unfortunately … [Read more...]