A SoCal based psychologist whose work feeds an insatiable wanderlust.


Nerding Out in Vienna

Sitting in front of Hofsburg Palace in Vienna
Hofburg Palace
Standing in front of Sigmund Freud's Vienna office museum
Sigmund Freud's Vienna office museum
Exterior shot of Sigmund Freud's Vienna office museum
St. Stephen's Cathedral
City Hall
Bridge over a bridge

There's nothing quite like visiting the exceedingly gorgeous city of Vienna. And as somebody in the mental health field it was exponentially exciting. Sigmund Freud worked at the Vienna General Hospital in his early days of treating hysteria and it was at the University of Vienna, where Freud and Carl Jung collaborated to form the International Psychoanalytic Association  

I was fortunate enough to present some material related to my doctoral dissertation at an international forensic mental health conference in Vienna and it was a wonderful opportunity to explore this beautiful, clean, uncrowded city before journeying on to Prague

We were treated to a welcome reception at the beautiful City Hall and later in the trip we enjoyed a beer festival outside of the same gorgeous building while watching the model-animated film Peter and the Wolf on a giant movie screen. The absolute highlight of the trip included visiting Dr.Freud's office where I sat in his waiting room, but not on his couch (which is in London!) and eating at CafĂ© Landtmann where he and other famous psychiatric minds often consumed their stimulants- Coffee! 

Vienna is chock full of gorgeous cathedrals and interesting museums which dot 
immaculate tree-lined street . We were also treated to a healthy dose of Viennese street art along the canals and perfectly manicured gardens that are home to golden statues of the famous classical composers of the region. The trip wasn't complete without a tour of the Vienna State Opera House and trying every beer and schnitzel we could get our hands on. 

I'm interested to know what cities inspire your work or motivate your future professional goals! Let me know in the comments below. 

And be good to your mothers! 


  1. Being Australian we love to experience many differenet cultures and we have been lucky enough to visit over 20 different countries. We cwere in Vienna last May of 2015 and loved it. It is an amazing city. I would say it very regal.

    1. Agreed! BTW- I love Australia. I dream about retiring to Port Douglas one day!

  2. I've never been to Vienna but sounds like I should go once. I am from Switzerland (so close haha) but I live in Bali now because this Island just inspires me everyday!

  3. I went to Vienna for a week for a law school competition and found it to be the perfect venue for such event. Vienna does inspire me in my professional life. Everything there is so posh and nice, it's hard to not want to aim high in your career aspirations when you're there!

  4. I have finally visited Vienna last September, always wanted to go but I never made time for it I guess. I was really amazed, the city is so beautiful and the building are amazing to see. And as you say, it is at least an uncrowded city to visit compared to some others :)

  5. I haven't been to Vienna yet. It looks like a beautiful city and very fitting for your interests. I like it is a less crowded city, as I'm more of a small town traveler.