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“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well,
but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”

Vaclav Havel

About me and my Approach

I grew up in a bilingual home (English and German) in Vienna, Austria.

My long background in the field of theatre and the arts has provided me with a deep curiosity for life and everything human. I developed an especially strong interest in language, in the way we communicate, on a personal and political level. From the arts I learnt to cherish mistakes and mishaps, as an invitation to respond creatively and spontaneously. This realisation is helpful also in my daily life, as part of a family – with a husband, two children and a grandmother.

My training in Systemic Family Therapy has taught me to take into consideration the wider social and political systems, in which we grow and learn. I understand the therapeutic work as a collaborative process. Listening and hearing, a genuine wish to understand, curiosity and respect are at the core of my work. In the exchange of thoughts and feelings new perspectives, new options, can open up and lead to significant changes. In dialogue we find new ways to go on.

I grew up in a bilingual home (English and German) in Vienna, Austria.

My long background in the field of theatre and the arts has provided me with a deep curiosity for life and everything human. I developed an especially strong interest in language, in the way we communicate, on a personal and political level. From the arts I learnt to cherish mistakes and mishaps, as an invitation to respond creatively and spontaneously. This realisation is helpful also in my daily life, as part of a family – with a husband, two children and a grandmother.

My training in Systemic Family Therapy has taught me to take into consideration the wider social and political systems, in which we grow and learn. I understand the therapeutic work as a collaborative process. Listening and hearing, a genuine wish to understand, curiosity and respect are at the core of my work. In the exchange of thoughts and feelings new perspectives, new options, can open up and lead to significant changes. In dialogue we find new ways to go on.

Psychotherapy

I offer psychotherapy in English and German.

When you decide to come in for psychotherapy you may be worried, scared, sad, confused. You may be stuck in patterns of communication that are not anymore working for you. In therapy we look for new meanings and new understandings of these confusing and painful experiences. Meanings and understandings that make sense. Integrating these insights can allow you to see more easily the things that are working well in your life and how to move on from here.
As a psychotherapist I strive to provide a space that is warm, supportive and free of judgement. A space that allows you to experience yourself in your capabilities and competencies and thereby regain a sense of self-worth and personal strength.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy sessions I will accompany you through phases of transition, uncertainty, depression or anxiety. Traumatic experiences, issues of motherhood, gender and identity, loss and mourning, work or conflict in your relationships can all be areas of focus.

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy offers a safe place to discuss issues of conflict and misunderstanding. Challenging topics such as parenting, sexuality, the wish to have children, or long-distance relationships can be dealt with in an atmosphere in which the goal is to hear and be heard. If a decision has been made to separate, psychotherapy can help to part with an attitude of grace and respect.

Family Therapy

As children grow and relationships change, families are in a constant phase of transition. In family therapy we strive to hear each individual member in a respectful and caring manner, allowing us to cope with issues such as youth and adolescence, school, separation and loss, depression or illness in the family.

I offer psychotherapy in English and German.

When you decide to come in for psychotherapy you may be worried, scared, sad, confused. You may be stuck in patterns of communication that are not anymore working for you. In therapy we look for new meanings and new understandings of these confusing and painful experiences. Meanings and understandings that make sense. Integrating these insights can allow you to see more easily the things that are working well in your life and how to move on from here.
As a psychotherapist I strive to provide a space that is warm, supportive and free of judgement. A space that allows you to experience yourself in your capabilities and competencies and thereby regain a sense of self-worth and personal strength.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy sessions I will accompany you through phases of transition, uncertainty, depression or anxiety. Traumatic experiences, issues of motherhood, gender and identity, loss and mourning, work or conflict in your relationships can all be areas of focus.

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy offers a safe place to discuss issues of conflict and misunderstanding. Challenging topics such as parenting, sexuality, the wish to have children, or long-distance relationships can be dealt with in an atmosphere in which the goal is to hear and be heard. If a decision has been made to separate, psychotherapy can help to part with an attitude of grace and respect.

Family Therapy

As children grow and relationships change, families are in a constant phase of transition. In family therapy we strive to hear each individual member in a respectful and caring manner, allowing us to cope with issues such as youth and adolescence, school, separation and loss, depression or illness in the family.

Practical Infor­mation and Pay­ment

Individual Therapy: (50min) – 110 €

Couples Therapy: (90min) – 220 €

Family Therapy: (90min) – 240 €

Supervision: (50min) – 110 €

A partial reimbursement of psychotherapy via the health service – “Krankenkasse” – is possible where symptoms indicative of mental illness exist and are severe enough to indicate the necessity of psychotherapy. The amount of the subsidy you can apply for varies according to the “Krankenkasse” you are registered with.
See also: Information of the Austrian Federal Association of Psychotherapists

First Interview:
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is central. It is important that we feel comfortable and able to work with each other. Therefore I offer a first interview to a reduced price of € 90 Individual Therapy / 180 € Couples Therapy.

A cost reduction can be agreed upon individually in financially difficult situations.

Cancellation Policy:
Booked sessions must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise the session will be billed at the full fee.

Obligation to Confidentiality:
According to § 15 PsthG the psychotherapist as well as any auxiliary person is obligated to maintain confidentiality about any content that is being shared with them during their practice as a psychotherapist.

Individual Therapy: (50min) – 110 €

Couples Therapy: (90min) – 220 €

Family Therapy: (90min) – 240 €

Supervision: (50min) – 110 €

A partial reimbursement of psychotherapy via the health service – “Krankenkasse” – is possible where symptoms indicative of mental illness exist and are severe enough to indicate the necessity of psychotherapy. The amount of the subsidy you can apply for varies according to the “Krankenkasse” you are registered with.
See also: Information of the Austrian Federal Association of Psychotherapists

First Interview:
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is central. It is important that we feel comfortable and able to work with each other. Therefore I offer a first interview to a reduced price of € 90 Individual Therapy / 180 € Couples Therapy.

A cost reduction can be agreed upon individually in financially difficult situations.

Cancellation Policy:
Booked sessions must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise the session will be billed at the full fee.

Obligation to Confidentiality:
According to § 15 PsthG the psychotherapist as well as any auxiliary person is obligated to maintain confidentiality about any content that is being shared with them during their practice as a psychotherapist.

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Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me on +43 699 1010 5088 or send me an email praxis@mendelssohn-psychotherapie.at or simply use the contact form.

I will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Please feel free to contact me on +43 699 1010 5088 or send me an email praxis@mendels­sohn-psycho­therapie.at or simply use the contact form below.
I will respond to your request as soon as possible.

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Location

Dornbacherstrasse 12/41
1170 Wien
barrier-free accessible – 6th elevator floor

Phone: +43 699 1010 5088

Dornbacherstrasse 12/41
1170 Wien
barrier-free accessible – 6th elevator floor

Phone: +43 699 1010 5088

psychotherapy dornbacherstrasse

How to get there

By public transport:
stations in the vicinity:

  • Station Dornbach: Trams 43, 2 and 10 all stop within 3 minutes walking distance
  • Station Hernals: S 45, approx. 7 minutes walking distance

By bike:
Please use the Alszeile bike lane which runs parallel to Hernalser Hauptstrasse until Dornbacherstrasse.

By car:
Plenty of parking spaces are available within the immediate vicinity