Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapist (Psychoanalysis)
PSYCHOANALYSIS

In psychoanalysis, the patient should come multiple times per week, lie down on the couch and talk about everything that he or she is thinking (free association). By free associating, the unconscious and the repressed can become more conscious and can be known and analyzed by the patient and the analyst. The analyst tried to give the patient a better understanding of his unconscious wishes and desires by working though conflicts, dreams, motives, thoughts and pleasures. These conflicts can come from both the past and the present because often behavioral patterns are relived throughout the years. Due to doing this, critical moments in the life of the patient are identified, processed and worked through in order to possibly move on or draw conclusions from that experience. [STUMM, G. (Hrsg.), 2011: Psychotherapie. Schulen und Methoden. 3. Auflage, Falter Verlag - Wien.]

Psychoanalytic setting, if the indicators are given:
Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapist (Psychoanalysis)
PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy (PoP) is a therapy that is based on the psychoanalytic theory, but only takes place once or twice per week. The patient and the therapist sit across from each other and the patient does not lie on the couch. However, dreams, conflicts, motives and thoughts are still worked through, as well as the patient's free associations. [STUMM, G. (Hrsg.), 2011: Psychotherapie. Schulen und Methoden. 3. Auflage, Falter Verlag - Wien.]

Mag.a pth. Katharina Scherfler | Psychotherapist (Psychoanalysis)
COUPLES THERAPY

Have you been fighting? Do you not know how to speak to each other anymore? Do you have issues you feel like you cannot solve alone? In couples therapy it is not about finding out who is to blame, it is about improving the communication and find a path forward. Topics vary from couple to couple and range from: