Dr. med. Konrad Hitz first became interested in psychiatry since his high school years in Austria, where he had a special interest in fine arts and was fascinated by the artist’s biographies as a means of understanding the thought processes behind each piece of artwork.
After finishing his studies in Vienna Dr. med. Konrad Hitz moved to Switzerland and continued his training at the “in and outpatient” ward of the Crisis Intervention Centre of the University Hospital of Zurich. Here, he learnt a lot about providing support while a client is in a “state of emergency” after experiencing life-changing moments in their life. It was at this period of his education that trauma (Ego-state therapy, EMDR) work interested him the most and he began to understand how not only “cluster A trauma” (big life events) can shape who we are and how we socially interact but also difficult periods in one’s life.
After working in an outpatient ward (with a special interest in social psychiatry and drug addiction) of the Psychiatric University Hospital of Zurich, followed by Head Psychiatrist of a private Psychiatric Clinic in Graubünden, Switzerland, Dr. med. Konrad Hitz joined The Kusnacht Practice. Speaking about The Kusnacht Practice, he said “I really support the bespoke treatment at The Kusnacht Practice. We take the time to get to know each client and put together a unique therapeutic programme that helps them achieve their goals. Our holistic approach combines different fields of expertise in medicine such as cognitive behavioural, systemic and analytical components as well as orthomolecular medicine and state of the art approaches in psychiatry; like rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), neurofeedback and psychotherapy. All of which work together to stabilize and heal not just the mind but the body and mind in their social context.” He strongly believes that “trauma work plays a big role within the healing process of our clients and, together with the therapeutic team, our clients can start a journey to explore their patterns gathered throughout their lives and adapt them as needed.”