Psychotherapy in Vienna

Psychotherapy in English language


  • Relationships & Family
  • Career
  • Chronic stress | Mental resilience
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety | Panic attacks
  • Issues related to COVID-19


  • Expatriates
  • International visitors
  • Permanent residents


  • One-on-one individual therapy (1080 Vienna, near Vienna City Hall)
  • Online sessions

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is used to treat mental, psychosocial, and psychosomatic conditions and behavioral disorders.

The purpose of psychotherapy is:

  • to promote personal development and well being
  • to resolve or alleviate mental health issues
  • to treat behavioral disorders
  • to increase self-esteem

Source: Austrian Department of Health

Psychotherapy method: Hypnotherapy

Many different schools exist in the field of psychotherapy (cognitive behavior therapy, psychoanalysis, Gestalt therapy, family therapy, etc.). In Austria there is a total of 23 accredited psychotherapy methods. I specialize in ‚Hypnosepsychotherapie‘ (Psychodynamic Hypnotherapy), an integrative psychotherapy method recognized by the federal Austrian Psychotherapy Act.

Psychodynamic hypnotherapy is based on psychodynamic theory, but also contains elements of other psychotherapeutic schools, such as Milton Erickson’s hypnotherapy, systemic family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

For psychodynamic hypnotherapy, like other psychodynamic methods, such as psychoanalysis, unconscious mental structures and conflicts are of high importance. However, the unconscious is understood not only as domain of conflict, but also as a source of capabilities and skills.

The treatment offered is personalized to meet the individual needs of each patient on a case by case basis. Depending on the personal background and issue, different treatment techniques will be applied.

About me

  • Doctor of Applied Medical Science (PhD, Medical University of Vienna, Clinical Neuroscience, AI Institute)
  • Doctor of Psychotherapy Science (PhD, Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Faculty of Psychology)
  • Research at Oxford University (see my publications at Oxford)
  • Fully-certified Psychotherapist
  • Lecturer (Medical University of Vienna, WU Vienna, University of Vienna, Sigmund Freud University)
  • Research and publications in neuroscience
  • Clinical experience: Psychosomatic Pediatrics (AKH – Vienna General Hospital), Department of Psychiatry (SMZ Ost – Donauspital)
  • Member of the Austrian Association for Psychotherapy (ÖBVP)
  • Work experience in the UK, Australia, and Costa Rica

More about me

Psychotherapy in Austria

In Austria, psychotherapy is regulated by federal law. Psychotherapy is a state-certified profession with a standardized curriculum and many legal obligations for therapists (like the legal obligation to confidentiality).

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