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Experience Change with Psychological Pathways

Here to Guide You

“Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.” — Unknown

Services I Offer

Personalized Care and Guidance


Individual Therapy for Adults

Here For You


Trauma Resolution

A Happier, Healthier You

About Me

Serving US Service Members, Veterans, their Family Members and Supporters


I am Dr. Claudia McCausland - the person behind Psychological Pathways. I am a Clinical Psychologist trained in the US and based in Baumholder, Germany. I am a licensed Psychotherapist in the US and in Germany - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I care about my patients’ well-being and provide top of the line psychotherapy services catered to their needs. ​I provide a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help my patients through all their obstacles. 

A bit about my professional background

What Makes Me Stand Out

When it comes to your health and overall well-being, it’s important to have a knowledgeable professional you can turn to.  My expertise allows me to treat a broad spectrum of mental health conditions and my chosen clientele has been military professionals and the people who support them.

Training and Employment

* Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

For internship and post-doctoral fellowship, I trained at two different Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC)- in Little Rock, AR and Memphis, TN. After completion of my doctoral degree, I worked at the Memphis VAMC- first as a Behavioral Health (BH) Consultant in Primary Care and then as Clinical Psychologist and the Program Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PTSD-RRTP).

Further Employment 

* Department of Defense, Army

In 2016, I returned to Germany to work as a BH Provider in the United States Army Health Clinic in Baumholder, Germany. My duties entailed the full spectrum of mental health (MH) services including MH evaluations for security clearance and advanced training for soldiers. I also served as the BH Clinic Training Director and routinely served as the Acting Chief of the Baumholder BH Clinic. 

* Primary Care Clinic 

After completion of my tour with the Baumholder BH Clinic and receiving the Approbation (full license to practice in Germany), I continued providing MH services to the American Military Community at a private Primary Care Clinic in Landstuhl, Germany. 

Private Practice 

And finally, I decided to return to Baumholder to provide needed MH services in this community.  As a former local national employee of the US Army turned Clinical Psychologist, it has always been a matter of the heart for me to assist active and retired Military Personnel, their Loved Ones and their Supporters in all matters of psychological well-being, especially those that are unique to this population.

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About my therapy

Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook, acceptance, and the adoption of new attitudes and responses. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.



You Ask - I Answer

Choosing an effective Psychotherapist is like choosing a life partner - chemistry and trust are an essential combination in a successful relationship. Got questions? I’ve got answers! I go above and beyond to act as a safety net for my clients, and strive to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Take a look at some answers to the most frequently asked psychology-related questions and requests below.

How long are therapy sessions and what do they entail?

Therapy sessions are typically 55 minutes long. Our initial sessions will focus on getting to know each other and  discuss your concerns, experiences and expectations. After we have decided that we are compatible and want to work together, we will develop and then implement a recovery treatment plan that suits your needs and builds on your strengths.

How many sessions will I need?

Well . . . that depends.  I will consider various factors such as the complexity and severity of your presenting concern(s), your motivation, your strengths, matching your needs to specific evidence based therapy approaches, any time constraints and so on. Ultimately, I will strive to keep therapy as brief as possible without compromising quality!

What services do you offer?

My services are focused primarily on in-person adult psychotherapy for a broad range of MH conditions and life challenges that include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, stress, anger management, personality disorders, adjustment difficulties, trauma, grief, insomnia, chronic pain, and relationship distress. I also conduct pre-surgical psychological assessments of bariatric surgery candidates. At this time, I do not offer psychological testing or telehealth. However, this may change in the future.  Stay tuned.

Payment for service

Psychotherapy is an investment in yourself, your health, and your future.  I settle my fee at the time of service directly with my clients who in turn seek reimbursement from their health insurance company.  However, for TRICARE patients, I settle the bill directly with TRICARE.  I encourage all of my clients to check with and get pre-approved by their insurance company for coverage of psychological services and related reimbursement before they start therapy with me. I am happy to assist you if you need help with this process.

I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges.
Are you ready
 to take a step toward a happier, healthier you? 
Contact Me

Tel: 06783-9985084

Kennedyallee 27

55774 Baumholder

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Legal Information Dr. Claudia McCausland is responsible for the content on this website. According to § 5 Telemediengesetz (TMG) the following mandatory information is provided: Professional title and certification Dr. Claudia McCausland Psychological Psychotherapist The professional title of Psychological Psychotherapist was acquired in the Federal Republic of Germany. The certification was carried out by the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Care (Landesamt für Soziales, Jugend und Versorgung) of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate ( The promotion to Dr. phil. was awarded at the University of Memphis, in Memphis Tennessee. Psychological Pathways Practice Kennedyallee 27 55774 Baumholder Tel.: 06783-9985084 Email-Address: The responsible oversight authority is Landes Psychotherapeutenkammer Rheinland-Pfalz Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11 55116 Professional Regulations Valid is the health care law of Rhineland-Palatinate . My malpractice coverage is with LVM a.G., Kolde-Ring 21, 48126 Muenster. Notice of Liability Information To the best of my knowledge, the information on this website is accurate. However, I cannot be held liable for the factual accuracy of the information provided or for actions taken or omitted by others as a result or self-diagnosis and self-healing attempts. The information offered here does not constitute psychotherapeutic counseling or psychotherapy. External links This website contains links to third party websites ("external links"). These websites are solely the responsibility of the respective operators. The provider has checked the third-party content when first linking external links to determine whether any legal violations exist. At that time, no violations were evident. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The setting of external links does not mean that the provider accepts the content behind the reference or link. It is not reasonably possible for the provider to constantly control external links unless made aware of concrete evidence of legal violations. In this case such external links will be deleted immediately.

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