Let me ask you something: What excites you? What fascinates you? From where do you draw inspiration?
In my case it is psychotherapy. As early as in my twenties, when I was a philosophy student at the University of Vienna with a keen interest in psychoanalysis, I felt that the professional dialog and compassion that are cornerstones of psychotherapy hold a great power—a power that patients can use to experience new things, to develop, and grow in a safe setting.
This safe setting is based on unconditional acceptance: when you undergo psychotherapy, you are allowed to be who you are. This may sound self-evident, but in everyday life people usually have various interests directed at you—for example, they want you to act a certain way, do or don’t do something, or to subscribe to a certain worldview. In psychotherapy, these very expectations fall away. This allows you to experience what is really going on inside you and share your inner state with the therapist.
I have lived in different countries and have had the opportunity to experience many cultures. And yet, it is still the inner worlds that fascinate me the most: the worlds in which we live and within which each of us follows their own path. Sometimes, as we follow our own path, we encounter an impasse. At other times, we feel the burden we carry is just too heavy to shoulder on our own. These are the kinds of situations when psychotherapy can help.
As a “psychotherapist in training under supervision” (official Austrian term), I offer behavioral therapy in Linz. My background is in psychoanalysis, which I have been studying for over 20 years and which influences my view on the human condition. I believe that therapy should go as deep as my patients desire, and we will be deciding together what perspective and what approach is right for you and your specific situation. Upon request, I also provide certain forms of mindfulness training on Fuerteventura, Spain.
Patients with a non-German speaking background have the option of doing psychotherapy in English. I have lived in the U.S.A. for several years and have worked with international companies for a long time. As a result, I speak English at a near-native level.
Whatever may bring you to my practice, I look forward to meeting you.
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