Even though you will naturally be the focus of the therapy, I think it is important that you know something about me before we start working together. This will hopefully reduce some of the insecurities you may understandably have when starting a personal journey with a “stranger.”
My name is Rotem Hess, I was born in Israel but in the past 15 years, I live in Austria with my girlfriend. I enjoy the lifestyle that working from an online practice provides. Like many nowadays, my life did not lead me straight to my current career as a psychotherapist.
I used to work in electrical engineering for more than a decade, the last few years in a promising startup company in the Israeli high-tech industry. I was responsible for the development of semiconductor components for wireless communication products.
Identifying and solving difficulties, both interpersonal within the international team and technological at the lab, were some of my main tasks. It became clear to me that most problems in companies are actually of an interpersonal nature and finally I realized that human nature is much more fascinating to me than any machine could ever be.
The analytical approach to problem solving benefit me today in my work as a psychotherapist. Curiosity was always and still is a big drive for me. I was always looking for better ways to reach goals easier and faster and also in my current work, I always seek the fastest and most practical solutions for the emotional challenges that my clients are struggling with.
For me, mindfulness therapy combined with psychological insights that allow you to let go of the past is the most effective method to achieve fast and lasting changes.
Loners never get very far, even the most talented ones. So don’t struggle alone. Contact me today and let’s get to work!
For reasons only partially understood, evolution has created the necessity for psychotherapy by shaping a brain that is vulnerable to a wide array of difficulties. Given how little control we have over our early experiences and that anyone can have children, an incredible part of our development is left to chance.
A great deal of extremely important learning takes place before the development of consciousness and self-awareness. This means, that when we become grownups, we have to deal with a lot of emotional “mess” created without us having any control back then. Early experiences shape the brain in ways that have a lifelong impact on three of our most vital spheres of wellbeing: attachment, emotional regulation, and self-esteem.
The immaturity of many parents is illustrated in the work of art by René Magritte: the baby has to fulfil the needs of his mother. Can you tell which emotions are triggered by this drawing in you?
The Spirit of Geometry, René Magritte
Fortunately, the human brain is an amazing organ, capable of continual growth and lifelong adaptations. This is where psychotherapy comes in.
I see psychotherapy as a sacred place where, perhaps for the first time, you can get to the driving seat of your life. By healing the three spheres of wellbeing (attachment, emotional regulation, and self-esteem), you can finally break free from feeling defeated and lonely and start building a meaningful life that includes loving relationships with friends, an intimate partner, and, last but not least, with yourself.
Psychotherapy integrates different parts of the brain that have been fighting against each other since childhood. Putting feelings into words and constructing narratives about our experiences are integral to emotional regulation, associating brain networks of emotion and cognition, and organising coherent stories about our core identity. You become the conductor of an inner symphony instead of suffering from a noisy, uncoordinated orchestra that plays inside your brain against your will and without any control.
To me, It is incredibly fulfilling to see clients at the end of the therapy finally living with passion in both private and professional lives. If you are also ready to replace fear with passion, contact me today and let's see where we can start.