Childhood and adolescence are full of exciting developments, changes and constantly new challenges. Since this stage of life is so turbulent, it may lead to many crises and conflicts, for example, when the young individuals are not able to adjust to new requirements or they fail to master the next stage of development. It can often be difficult to determine whether these are serious mental health issues, the specific characteristics of a young person, or temporary abnormalities within the scope of a child’s or adolescent’s development. Therefore, it is advisable to get professional help. A sound diagnostic clarification can help determine whether therapy is required and psychotherapy should be sought.
The therapy focuses on the immediate management of the mental distress. According to the young individual’s developmental stage and life circumstances, we work together to identify the causes and triggers of the complaints and how we can change them. Depending on the age of the child or adolescent, we involve their parents to varying degrees.
Therapy yes or no?
In a first session with a therapist of our outpatient clinic team, it will be decided whether psychotherapy is recommended. Afterwards, you can make additional appointments for exploratory sessions with your future therapist, if necessary.
Filing a health insurance claim
In case you want to undergo therapy, a claim can be submitted to your health insurance provider for the reimbursement of outpatient psychotherapy. Statutory health insurance providers cover the costs for psychological psychotherapy. Patients with private health insurance should inquire with their payers to what extent and under what conditions the cost of therapy is covered. We will be happy to help you with the reimbursement.
Duration and underlying conditions
Psychotherapy is a temporary measure. We distinguish between short-term and long-term therapy. In addition to the individual sessions with the young person, it is also possible to make appointments with the parents or the most relevant reference persons. The sessions usually take place on a weekly basis and last for approximately 50 minutes.
During the entire course of treatment sound diagnostics are carried out which will be discussed together afterwards. In case there are any additional medical problems, we collaborate with the relevant physicians.