Initial Interview and Waitlist

After registration (see Patient Registration for more information) we will contact you to make an appointment for your initial interview. Please remember to bring your health insurance card with you. In this initial interview you and your therapist have the chance to get to know each other, as well as the reason as to why you have chosen to seek therapy with us. You will receive information about treatment possibilities and about the general conditions of therapy at our outpatient clinic. Additionally, you will receive questionnaires to fill in at home.

If we are certain that the treatment methods we offer will be beneficial to you and if you agree to the conditions of our clinic, we will add you to our waitlist. After a certain waiting time, we will contact you to make further appointments.

Probatory Sessions

When your waiting time is up, your therapist will contact you to make appointments for the so-called “probatory sessions”. The purpose of these sessions is for you and your therapist to get to know each other further, as well as for conducting a diagnostic evaluation of your concerns and establishing a treatment plan. Afterwards an application to your health insurance will be submitted, if you are diagnosed with a mental illness. This diagnosis is based on the ICD-10, an international classification system that describes the diagnostic criteria of various mental illnesses. If you are diagnosed with a mental illness that requires treatment and if you agree to therapy with us, we will submit the application to your health insurance to cover the cost of your treatment for you, as long as you have a statutory health insurance. The services provided by private health insurances depend on the terms you and you insurer have agreed on in your contract.

Duration of Treatment

The duration of your treatment depends on the complexity of your mental disorder, as well as on the goals you set for your treatment. Therapy sessions are usally scheduled once a week, taking 50 minutes each. Group therapy can be a valuable addition to individual therapy for some patients, which is why we offer group therapy sessions as well. For certain concers we offer specialized group therapy.