Anna-Sofia B. Lehner

I was born in 1979 in a small village in the north-eastern part of Austria, a country in the middle of Europe. I was the youngest of five children growing up on a farm. At the age of 18 I moved to the capital, Vienna, and lived there for about 15 years. Later I was drawn overseas and lived in New Zealand for some years before I started working with the humanitarian organization “Doctors without borders” where I could develop valuable skills and experience different cultures and different settings.

From a very early age I was curious to know how people become who they are today. I was fascinated by the question of why different people make different choices and act in different ways. My psychotherapeutic work allows me to work with you so that we can search together for the clues. We can find out how the environment influenced you, how past experiences still affect the present and how you can succeed to minimize the pain and gain new perspectives.

In my spare time I like spend time in nature, read a good book, socialise or dance salsa.


Treatment Method

Integrative Gestalt Therapy

Work Experience

  • Since 2008 psychotherapeutic work nationally and internationally
  • Addictions Therapy – in an inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Private Practice – brief and long-term therapy
  • Humanitarian work with the organizations „Doctors without borders”, “UK-Med” and “Polish Humanitarian Action“, UN (“United Nations“)
  • Mediation
  • Clinical Supervision – in a group and individual setting
  • Group work in a corrections facility
  • Development of therapy concepts and implementation guidance
  • Working with difficult to place youth
  • Team lead
  • Probation service
  • Training and lectures
  • Telephone hotline/ crisis line
  • Internship in a psychiatric hospital
  • Primary school teacher

Training and Further Education

  • Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy – PITT (based on Luise Reddemann)
  • Holotropic breathwork (based on Stanislav Grof)
  • Training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Trauma und sexual abuse
  • Prevention of violence
  • Cultural awareness and diversity
  • Leadership
  • Personality trainer
  • CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy)
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • German: native
  • English: fluent
  • Spanish: intermediate