About me

Dr. Igor Okorn

I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2009 within my own Institute for Psychotherapy Ljubljana. I practice individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, group and couple therapy. I am a psychoanalyst (IPA), psychotherapist, lecturer, supervisor and teaching therapist at the Slovene Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and an active member of the Croatian Psychoanalytic Society. I am a member of an international psychoanalytic “peer” group Sophia. I also engage in managing and organizing groups and in counselling for systems, companies and organizations.


I was born in 1971. During my childhood and adolescent years, I competed in skiing and tennis.

After graduating from Secondary school Bežigrad, which was then a school of natural sciences and mathematics, I served military service in Yugoslav People’s Army during the years 1990/91 and in 1991 I started studying construction at the faculty in Ljubljana. I graduated in 1997 and gained the title of Construction Engineer. In 2000 I also completed my Master’s degree in construction.  In the profession of construction and in the field of managing and organizing investments and construction projects I worked in various companies from 1997 to 2009. I have the certified engineer status at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers and at the same time I am still an assessor and lecturer in the field of Investment processes and project management.

In 2003 I started education in Group analysis and at the same time I began my own therapeutic process. In 2006 I started the undergraduate study of psychotherapy at the Sigmund Freud University in Wien, which I graduated from in 2009 with a degree in psychotherapy science. I got my PhD at SFU Wien in 2013 and gained the title doctor of psychotherapy science. In 2010 I finished my first specialization in psychotherapy to become a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I entered the process of training to become a psychoanalyst by IPA (International Psychoanalytic Association) standards (second specialization). In 2017 I became an IPA psychoanalyst as a member of the Croatian Psychoanalyst Society (member of IPA). A year before that (in 2016) I also became a member of the Slovene Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Since 2019 I have also been a teaching therapist and supervisor at the Society, which is a member of the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I am also in training of the European Psychoanalytic Institute (member of IPA) to become a psychoanalyst for children and adolescents.

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