Private health insurance
Private health insurance usually covers the costs of outpatient psychotherapy. Please clarify the exact conditions with your insurance provider prior to the first session. My fee is based on the Gebührenordnung für Psychotherapeuten (GOP).
You may choose to pay for therapy yourself. In this case treatment can begin immediately, provided that there is currently a place available. In this case your health insurance is not informed of your diagnosis. My fee is based on the Gebührenordnung für Psychotherapeuten (GOP; currently set at 92,50€ per session).
Costs of outpatient psychotherapy for recipients of specific aid programs are usually covered by the federal government, federal states or municipalities without any problems. Please have the required forms for the application sent to you prior to your first session. My fee is based on the Gebührenordnung für Psychotherapeuten (GOP).
Government health insurance
If you have government health insurance but have trouble finding a licensed psychotherapist who can offer you a spot, there is a possibility of reimbursement (Ger. "Kostenerstattungsverfahren") in justified cases. You can find out more about this in the booklet "Paths to Psychotherapy" on the website of the Bundespsychotherapeuten Kammer, as well as in the information brochure on the website of the German Psychotherapists Association. If you have questions about this process, after having read the above mentioned information, please don't hesitate to contact me and we can discuss it together.