Clinical, health and occupational psychology for individuals and companies

Resolve emotional issues and improve mental health and your wellbeing, all in a supportive and safe space.

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Sabine Hirner
Clinical, health and occupational psychologist in Frohnleiten and Bruck Mur

The power to move mountains lies within ourselves (Émile Coué)

I design my work according to this principle and try to understand the current problems together with the clients and to find solutions actively and resource-oriented and to implement them.

Areas of competence

Years of experience in 2 renowned rehabilitation institutions of different disciplines have placed my focus in the clinical and health psychology field. Through my training and work as an occupational psychologist, I have now been able to expand my areas of competence to include this field.
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References

Individual conversations

Personal

Our sessions can take place in Frohnleiten as well as in Bruck an der Mur.

Online

If required, I also offer online consultations (Zoom, MS Teams or Skype) after the first personal meeting.

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Services

Services

I assume that every person can get into a situation through challenging circumstances in which they need professional, trustworthy and appreciative support. Together we search for the causes and work on quick and efficient solutions in a resource-oriented way.

Evaluation of mental stress at the workplace according to ASchG

The following are the subjects of the evaluation of work-related mental stresses exclusively the conditions or circumstances under which work takes place. Possible stresses are recorded in the dimensions of work task and activities, work organisation, work environment and organisational climate. 

Lectures, seminars

Seminars and lectures are offered for different companies on topics such as conflict management, stress management, dealing with "difficult" clients, etc.

Treatment focus

Anxiety disorders

If anxiety limits you in your everyday life and takes up more and more space, then professional help and support is needed.

Depression

Dejection, lack of interest, listlessness, physical complaints and diffuse pain, sleep disturbances are just some of the symptoms of depression. The earlier adequate treatment is given, the quicker the recovery.

Burn-Out

Do you feel low on energy, exhausted and no longer know where your head is? Your body no longer works the way you are used to and even sleeping at night does not bring you the desired rest? All these signs can indicate overload and are cries for help from your body and psyche. Start listening to your body's signals right now and get professional help in time.

Chronic pain

Whether acute or chronic, severe or long-lasting, pain represents an enormous physical and emotional burden for those affected. Thus, pain is not only a pure sensory sensation, but also an unpleasant emotional event. Due to the enormous stress, those affected often develop further physical and psychological illnesses.

Dementia

Dementia not only describes the progressive loss of mental functions such as thinking, orientation and the ability to learn, but is also accompanied above all by a reduction in emotional and social abilities. This is a great challenge not only for those affected, but above all for their relatives. Professional support helps both the sufferers and their relatives.

Mental stress in the workplace

Serious changes in living and working conditions lead to a serious increase in chronic stress levels for many people. This in turn can lead to physical and psychological suffering.

Frequently asked questions

How does therapy work?

The overall aim of psychological treatment is to improve the subjective well-being and quality of life of the client. The interview is the most important instrument in my treatment and includes methods such as active listening, paraphrasing, active questioning, recording of cognition, emotion, motivation and behaviour. After the first meeting, your expectations are compared with my possibilities and goals are agreed upon. At regular intervals, the goals are re-evaluated and adjusted if necessary.

How long does a session last?

One session lasts 50 minutes (excl. preparation and documentation time). Especially at the beginning of the treatment or depending on the degree of severity, a session can also take longer. This is coordinated and agreed upon individually.

Do I get anything back from the health insurance fund?

Unfortunately, health insurance companies still do not cover the costs of clinical psychological treatment. However, some private supplementary insurances cover the therapy costs completely or at least a part of them. Please contact your insurance company for this. 

In addition, the costs of psychlogical treatment can be submitted in the annual employee tax assessment.

How often do meetings take place?

This depends on the severity of the illness. Especially at the beginning, the units take place at shorter intervals (e.g. 1 time per week); after the mental situation has stabilised, the intervals between the units are extended.

Are the contents of the therapy treated confidentially?

Like the doctor, I am subject to absolute confidentiality, from which only you can release me. The contents are treated confidentially and the documentation is also secured in accordance with data protection.

What does the treatment cost?

The cost for a treatment session (50 minutes) is € 145,- for an in-office session or € 135,- for a web meeting.

How do I know I have chosen the right therapist?

During the initial consultation, your concerns will be compared with my possibilities. At the end of this session we will decide together whether we want to continue working together or whether another form of therapy would suit you better. If necessary, I can also make recommendations for other forms of therapy or therapists.

How many units do I need?

The number of sessions depends on the type and extent of the stress or mental illness. My aim is to make the therapy as efficient as possible and to quickly give you the "tools" for self-treatment.

Where does the therapy take place?

The practice premises are located in Frohnleiten and Bruck/Mur. If necessary, treatment can also take place online with the help of Zoom, MS Teams, or Skype. For some concerns, a "walk and talk" session is also a good way to get things moving more quickly.

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made by telephone, e-mail or also online be arranged. As a rule, you will receive an initial appointment within 14 days.

Sabine Hirner in the press

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