There are numerous psychotherapeutic therapy methods.
The health insurance companies in Germany only cover the treatment costs of the so-called “guideline procedures”. Only these are considered "scientifically recognized" and "economic". At the moment these include:
- behavior therapy
- Psychotherapy based on depth psychology
- analytical psychotherapy ("psychoanalysis")
The psychotherapeutic procedures of systemic therapy and talk therapy for adults are also scientifically recognized in Germany - however, they have not yet been classified as "reimbursable" and can therefore not be billed to the statutory health insurance companies. Some private health insurances also cover the costs of these procedures.