Course of therapy

After you have contacted me, we will make an appointment for an initial meeting.

In the initial interview I can get an idea of ​​yourself, your concerns and your difficulties. This makes it possible to determine whether psychotherapy makes sense in your case.

The sessions last between 50 and 60 minutes and usually take place once a week.

The first interview is followed by the probatory phase (up to three further sessions), in which further information about your problems, your biography, but also your strengths are collected. This is necessary so that we can decide together whether a therapy is necessary and what extent it should be. This phase before therapy is also important in order to get to know each other and to decide whether you want to work together. The next steps depend on which health insurance company you are insured with.

Statutory health insurance: Either 24 sessions (short-term therapy 1 and 2, each with 12 sessions) or long-term therapy with 60 sessions are possible. Short-term therapies are usually approved very quickly; for long-term therapy, a report I have written must first be examined.
After the health insurance company has approved the assumption of the costs, the actual psychotherapy begins.
If necessary, requests can be made to continue behavior therapy beyond 60 hours.

Private health insurance: The regulations are very different here, but the first five sessions almost always do not require approval, as is the case with statutory health insurance.