The First appointment is offered free of charge.
There is no commitment. The purpose is to see whether working together could be a good fit.
Rotem Hess, Psychotherapist in Training under Supervision
and the world will change
Psychoanalytic-therapy is the most effective method to a long-lasting change. It is an inner adventure to discover who you are deep inside. The approach in psychodynamic psychotherapy is to understand the nature of the inner conflict that prevent you from feeling good and motivated in life, from having satisfying relationships, or from dealing with challenges with all the personal resources that are available in your personality. It is probably the most courageous course of action, to look at your anxieties and grow beyond them.
The experience in the group can be a powerful motor to change. Group-therapy provides a social microcosm which is nothing like you can experience in everyday life. The renowned psychoanalyst Prof. Felix de Mendelssohn suggested that clients who came to group therapy benefited much more than those who were seeing a therapist one on one, because the group stimulates feelings that can remain hidden in the usual therapeutic meetings. It is a great opportunity to increase self-awareness and to improve the quality of your relationships.
In addition to my trainings as psychotherapist, I am a relationship coach and a life coach certified by the Robbins-Madanes training center, which focuses on teaching the strategies of Tony Robbins, probably the best life coach in the world. The purpose of relationship coaching is to give you clarity, insight, and above all the results that you are looking for in your relationships in a short period of time. You will get to rekindle and deepen love in your intimate relationship or find one if you are single.
Living in a rapidly changing culture is a challenge. Talking to a psychotherapist or coach can ease mental difficulties and increase understanding of self and others.
In Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, we assume that the mind is confronted with emotional forces that are unconscious. The human mind needs support in dealing with internal forces, else it will collapse like a surfer that is overwhelmed by the sea. The ability to surf invisible patterns inside the personality is a neglected aspect of modern life. The focus on science has brought us many technological advantages but at the cost of psychological health. Being afraid of the inner storm results in all kind of anxieties, low self-esteem, and inability to form healthy intimate relationships. Psychotherapy aims at finding an inner balance to ease these symptoms.
Relationship Coaching is focused on concrete goal setting in the area of relationships. We will work together to explore and clarify your situation, the required change, the available (inner and external) resources to achieve your goals, as well as the obstacles that need to be considered.
First appointment is offered free of charge. The purpose is for both of us to see if there is a good fit to work together. You can also leave a message, or call +436643569925
Donald W. Winnicott is one of most influential psychoanalysts who lived after Sigmund Freud, and he has been a great influence on my work as an English speaking therapist in Vienna. His most famous concepts are the true and false self which impact our mode of being and feelings, and the concept of the good enough mother. But in his classic book Playing and Reality, he suggests that “Psychotherapy has to do with two people playing together.” If you cannot play, then the purpose of psychotherapy becomes to increase your capacity to play with life. It does not mean that being serious especially at work but also in the relationship is not a necessary aspect in life, but it is through playfulness that life becomes joyful and relationships meaningful. Humans are not the only specie that plays with one another, but we are the only creatures that can play with the concept of reality itself to change our world. This is because we do not live only in a physical world like the animals. We live also in a world of imagination, fantasies, and dreams that affect our behaviors in ways that are neglected in modern cultures. The ability to play with our fantasies is an important prerequisite to mental health, but if they remain unconscious and unacknowledged, they can turn us into anxious creatures who are afraid of invisible ghosts.
Although Winnicott was an English therapist who worked mostly with children, his groundbreaking ideas and depth apply to adults just the same. In the therapeutic relationship that we will create in my psychotherapy practice in Vienna, we shall aim to establish a space where playing with reality is possible once again. In the world of dreams, the concepts of right and wrong are no longer valid. If your experiences in life have made your personality timid or shy, it means that your mind is not able to play with the energy that belongs to deeper layers in you. This makes it difficult if not impossible to become the person that you would like to become according to your own conscious believes. If you are an English speaker who lives in Vienna, you can invest in becoming your true self with an English speaking therapist. It could be the most important investment that you will ever make.
It is Play that is the universal, and that belongs to health: playing leads into group relationships; playing can be a form of communication in psychotherapy; and lastly, psychoanalysis has been developed as a highly specialized form of playing in the service of communication with oneself and others.