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Maria Barger

Welcome! I'm glad you are here. No text can replace getting to know each other in person, but I hope that my website can give you a first impression of me and my way of working. 

My path to becoming a psychotherapist began directly after my psychology studies. In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I also focus on ethics, vulnerable groups in society, and intercultural philosophy as part of my philosophy studies. Another one of my areas of interest is sex therapy, which is why I am constantly continuing my education in this field. 


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy offers highly effective methods to treat mental illness. But which methods we choose and how we implement them should be adjusted to who you are as an individual. Therefore I practice psychotherapy with a holistic approach. We have all grown up and been socialized differently. Social influences, culture and our environment affect our emotions and thinking and can therefore also be relevant in psychotherapy. But not only does it matter where and how you grew up, but how you like to do things now. If you encounter adversities, do you like to work creatively, in a structured, logical way, or maybe completely differently? Some people like to take the slow path and dive deep into the matter, others prefer fast, concrete ways. Psychotherapy is most effective when I can see and understand you in your individuality and adapt my treatment plan to what is right for you.


You have got the expertise on what's right for you I will be happy to support you or your child on your healing path!


  • Psychotherapeutic ‘Fachspezifikum‘, Austrian Society for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ÖGVT)

  • ‘Sexuologische Basiskompetenzen‘, Austrian Society for Sexual Sciences (ÖGS)

  • Training for ‘psychosoziales Beraten‘, 147 Rat auf Draht

  • Psychotherapeutic ‘Propädeutikum‘, Postgraduate Center, University of Vienna

  • Bachelor in Psychology, University of Vienna

  • Bachelor in Philosophy, University of Vienna (ongoing)


  • Private practice

  • AKH Wien, University Clinic for Psychiatriy and Psychotherapy, Children's- and Adolescent's Psychiatry, Acute Station

  • Otto Wagner Spital (Clinic Penzing), Station for Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Disorders for Adults

  • 147 Rat auf Draht

  • Psychotherapeutic Ambulance for Children and Adolescents, Sigmund Freud University Vienna (SFU)

  • Project ‘Nightingale‘, Kinderfreunde Wien


Österreichische Gesellschaft für Verhaltenstherapie (ÖGVT)


Österreichischer Bundesverband für Psychotherapie (ÖBVP)


Österreichischer Bundesverband für Psychotherapie (ÖBVP)

Psychotherapy Barger
CBT for Adolescents and Adults in Vienna

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