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THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYST wants to give not only already internationally established psychoanalysts, but also still unknown psychoanalysts the opportunity to post a self-written and not yet published article on the FrontPage of our online magazine!

Our Users then can leave comments, ask questions or discuss the articles in our forum. Our aim is to provide an international platform where for the first time anyone interested in psychoanalysis can exchange ideas on certain topics.
Articles are welcome in German and/ or English.

If you are interested, please send your article to

(For reasons of readability, the male form is used with personal names, however the female form is also always intended.)




We are happy to announce the launch of our new column "On the Couch" with the psychoanalyst Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky, where our readers can ask questions and receive professional advice. You are welcome to submit theoretical questions as well as personal concerns. Mag. Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky will answer your questions – including those submitted by children and adolescents – to the best of her knowledge. The column’s goal is to make psychoanalysis accessible to a wider, psychoanalytically interested audience. We look forward to your submissions!

Born in Vienna in 1979, Mag. Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky completed her studies at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna, as well as at the Psychoanalytic Seminar in Innsbruck. She currently runs her own private practice in Vienna.

DWP: What motivated you to take part in "On the Couch"?

Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky: I look forward to getting in touch with interested readers in order to make psychoanalysis and its practice more accessible to a larger audience.

DWP: What are your expectations for "On the Couch"?

Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky: I am open to any questions addressed to me and will answer them to the best of my knowledge and belief. Therefore, I would like to stay true to the psychoanalytic tradition, and thus represent an expectation-free and neutral approach.

DWP: What can our readers look forward to?

Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky: The answers to the questions should help the reader get to know himself a little better, and to inspire curiosity regarding his own behavioral patterns. I would like to answer the questions in a truly supportive manner that may enable the reader to start engaging in self-reflection.

DWP: Which topics are - in your opinion - the most relevant in this day and age?

Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky: I think that love and relationships have significant meaning. This has not only to do with the present time, but has always been a central topic for us humans. With the influence of social media, however, the individual´s ability to relate has changed somehow. The increasingly complex requirements in professional life also pose new challenges for the individual and society as a whole.

DWP: What would you like to tell people who wish to ask questions, but are still a bit uncertain?

Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky: Anyone can dare to ask questions. But it often takes time for a topic and a question to mature within you. When the time is right, it will feel right, and the wish can be fulfilled.

DWP: Will you answer theoretical questions on the psychoanalytic technique?

Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky: If you need any explanation of theoretical concepts, I can do it for you. However, I imagine that a practice-oriented presentation is much more exciting and informative.

DWP: Children (supervised by their parents) and adolescents will be able to ask questions as well. What do you expect from these questions?

Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky: The school environment and the family, in which the children and young people live, naturally offer a lot of potential for conflict. If you have any questions, I will of course focus specifically on the children´s point of view to offer support.

Thank you very much for this conversation, we are already looking forward to the new column "On the Couch"!
Please, dear readers, send your submissions to office@derwienerpsychoanalytiker.at!

Please not that our column “On the Couch” is for informational purposes only. Our column is not a substitute for individual medical advice, diagnosis, or psychoanalytic treatment. 

Contact information:
Mag. Michaela Heger-Holeschofsky

Sigmund Freud Museum SFU Belvedere 21er haus stuhleck kunsthalle
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