The Journey of Psychotherapy

International English Psychotherapy Vienna, Ilsi Kita

Where you stand determines what you see and what you do not see; it determines also the angle you see it from; a change in where you stand changes everything.
Steve de Shazer

Psychotherapy is the art and science of using proven and researched psychological methods in order to help individuals overcome or deal better with their problems. Different people embark on the journey of Psychotherapy for different reasons.

Some start when the challenges of life become to hard for them to handle on their own, and seek the help in order to restore their strengths and resources in dealing with them. In these cases, Psychotherapy can provide the right environment to gain the clarity needed to resolve problematic behaviours, help change dysfunctional beliefs and patterns of thinking, or deal better with difficult emotions.


Some common topics and challenges that people tend to relate to when seeking therapy are the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Sorrow
  • Physical pain or chronic illnesses
  • Compulsions and addictions
  • Relationship problems
  • Heart break or single life problems
  • Sleep problems


Others start Psychotherapy because they want to get to explore and know themselves on a deeper level, while others want to improve their relationship with others and their social skills.

"Psychotherapy can be one of the greatest and most rewarding adventures, it can bring with it the deepest feelings of personal worth, of purpose and richness in living."
Eda LeShan