Therapy for Individuals & Couples (Samtalsterapi)

Mats Hellsten

I offer therapy in English and Swedish at my office at Curakliniken in Malmö as well as via video. I specialize in helping individuals and couples find relief from anxiety and other distressing emotions, heal trauma, improve self-esteem, improve communication, and experience greater relationship satisfaction.

I’m originally from Sweden but spent most of my adult life in the United States until I moved back to Sweden in 2020. Having lived as an immigrant in the United States, and worked professionally with therapy clients from all over the world, I’m culturally sensitive and also familiar with challenges sometimes faced by expats and immigrants.

If you decide to work with me, I’ll do my best to help you to overcome limiting patterns and discover new, more fulfilling ways to be in the world. Along the way you may discover deeply held beliefs and emotional responses that shape your experience, and choose to let go of what no longer serves you, while giving greater expression to your authentic self. I offer a warm and welcoming therapeutic environment where you can safely explore your concerns.

My style as a therapist combines a calm and gentle presence with an active approach to facilitating change. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I include a focus on developing mindful awareness of feelings, sensations and other experiences that arise in the here and now of the therapy session, to deepen the therapeutic process.

I honor you as a thinking, feeling, embodied, social and spiritual being, and work with your concerns along these different dimensions, as appropriate.

To learn more about my practice, please visit my website:

I work as a private therapist, or “samtalsterapeut” as it is called in Swedish, and am not licensed by any Swedish licensing authority. You can read more about what this means here:

Mats Hellsten
Therapy for Individuals and Couples
+46 730 86 74 34