You are an expat living in Vienna but find it hard to connect with new people?
You are feeling lonely and/or homesick and are struggling to adapt to the culture?
You are holding a professional occupation and are dealing with the challenge of integrating into a foreign city due to language and cultural barriers?
On top of that, you may encounter difficulties such as work stress, life crises, relationship problems, financial difficulties, cultural shock, rootlessness, emotional instability, adjustment difficulties, identity problems, intercultural marriage, sexism, and racism?
This can induce anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, psychosomatic symptoms, substance abuse etc.
According to a study in 2016, by the EU commission and the OECD:
Almost 84 million people have a mental health problem within the EU.
More than every sixth person within the EU suffers from mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, alcohol, and drug abuse.
Why deal with all this by yourself, if there is professional help out there to support you?
I offer native English speaking psychotherapy to expatriates with a culturally sensitive approach, taking the special difficulties faced by international communities into account. Coming from an international background, having lived and worked in several different countries, I understand the difficulties of moving across cultures. I endeavor a professional and confidential environment in which you can feel safe to discuss and explore your situation. You are assured of a non-judgemental and respected environment in which we will focus on gaining an understanding of you and your situation and figuring out who you are and who you want to be.