Univ.-Ass. Mag. Elitsa Tilkidzhieva - psychotherapist, teaching therapist and supervisor


Psychotherapy can be helpful when one cannot deal with the emotional suffering and problems alone or with the help of significant others anymore. Psychotherapy can also be very helpful for people who would like to get to know themselves better, would like to develop themselves and would like to improve their feelings of self-worth and passion for life.  

It might be meaningful to consider psychotherapy if …

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
  • Your problems don't seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on the edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
  • You feel lost and unsure about your sense of purpose, meaning of life.
  • You feel the compelling need to get to know yourself better in order to be able to construct a satisfied life.


Or if any of the following sentences feels right to you…


  • I often feel sick, even though my doctor says there is nothing wrong with me and the medical findings don’t indicate any illness.
  • Since some time I can only sustain myself with the help of stimulants, tranquilizers or sleeping pills.
  • Without apparent reasons I get a heart-throb and intense fear, that I might be dying.
  • I suffer from anxieties that burden and restrict my life (from contact with people around me, from authorities, from big open spaces, from tight places, from exams, etc.).
  • There are certain feelings that overpower me and which I cannot discuss with anyone (shame, hate, guilt, or the sense of being observed or followed by someone else, etc.).
  • I often lack drive and feel exhausted. I constantly have a sense of being unable to cope and can’t resolve the situation I am in.
  • My vitality and spontaneity have disappeared and I don’t feel joy in life.
  • I am sad and lonely.
  • There have been radical changes in my life. I feel under tremendous pressure (unemployment, separation or divorce, financial debt, serious illness, or death of a loved one, etc.).
  • Lately I have been thinking about suicide.
  • I feel constantly challenged and unable to deal with my children.
  • When I cut or burn myself on purpose, I feel relieved afterwards.
  • The relationship to my partner is weighing me down.
  • I have recurrent problems with others at my workplace, which puts me under great stress.
  • I am afraid I am addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, love, gambling, the internet, etc.
  • I feel innerly compelled to always think or do the same (compulsive washing, locking, speculate, etc.) even though this restricts my life very much.
  • I should utilise my abilities better, but I don’t know how.
  • I feel confused about my sexuality.
  • I am afraid of making decisions and this disturbs me.
  • I would like to tap my full potential but I am clueless about where to begin.
  • I want to have a healthy and satisfying life, but I don’t know how.
An important requirement for psychotherapy is your wish for change, your readiness to face and deal with your feelings and experiences,your openness to take support in the process. There isn’t an age limit for psychotherapy: it can be helpful at any life stage.  

I offer psychotherapy in English, German and Bulgarian, in individual, couple and group setting.

My current fee for individual therapy is € 120,-/session (50 min.). A partial refund through the health insurance is possible (ÖGK – € 31,50/session; BVAEB – € 42,40/session; SVS - € 45,-/session - as of 2023). In case you have a private health insurance, please check the conditions of your insurance company, as some of them offer full coverage for psychotherapy.

Couple therapy costs € 200,-/session (90 min.). Unfortunately, the health insurance does not cover any costs for couple therapy.


I offer a limited number of places (with reduced fee) for clients with low income or with very limited financial resources.