Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions on psychotherapy.

  • What are the characteristics of behavior therapy?

    Behavior therapy (BT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that involves different scientifically proven treatments. The patient and the therapist mutually define concrete wishes for change and therapy goals. Specific problems or triggering and maintaining behaviors or conditions are identified. Specific exercises help to achieve changes, e.g. in thoughts, feelings, physical reactions and actual behavior. The newly learned strategies are practiced regularly in between the sessions.

    The aim is to get a new view on your own issues, improve coping strategies and increase the ability to solve problems. This way, you can overcome impairments in the long term and discover and develop a new perspective on life.

  • How can I begin an outpatient psychotherapy?

    During a psychotherapeutic consultation hour it is decided whether psychotherapy can be generally recommended. After that, so-called exploratory sessions take place. The objective of these sessions is to gain a more thorough understanding of the issues, to carry out proper diagnostics and to develop a relationship between patient and therapist. If both decide to carry out psychotherapeutic treatment, a request for outpatient psychotherapy can be submitted to the health insurance provider. In case there are any additional medical problems, we collaborate with the relevant physicians.

  • How long does an outpatient psychotherapy last?

    Therapy can be undertaken as acute or short-term therapy (up to 24 sessions) or as long-term therapy (up to 60 sessions). Under certain conditions, more sessions are possible. Each therapy session usually lasts for 50 minutes.

  • Who bears the costs?

    Statutory health insurance providers generally pay for a psychological psychotherapy. Private patients should inquire with their payers (e.g. Beihilfe, private insurance providers) to what extent and under what conditions the cost of therapy is covered. We will be happy to help you with the reimbursement.