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Frequently Asked Questions

Providing an exact answer to how long therapy lasts is difficult, as it highly depends on individual needs and goals. It has been found that a minimum of 10 sessions is meaningful. Based on experience, most of my clients choose to continue therapy with me for approximately 1.5 years. Therapy can also last several years if desired or necessary.

Each therapy method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it is important to discuss together which method best suits individual needs and goals. Individual Psychology is particularly well-suited for individuals who wish to integrate unconscious aspects and gain a deeper understanding of their perspectives and challenges.

The therapy starts with an initial consultation, which we can arrange via email or phone. During this meeting, we assess whether your personal concerns, ideas, and expectations align with my treatment approach. Additionally, we discuss the framework and your individual treatment course. The cost for this assessment session corresponds to the regular rate of a therapy session.

Regular sessions are essential for the success of the treatment. Typically, I hold sessions once a week, but upon request, we can meet up to twice a week. As the treatment progresses, it is also possible to schedule sessions every two weeks.

The cost for a therapy session is 70€ per unit, which typically lasts 50 minutes.

If needed, a sliding scale fee based on income is possible. In such cases, I kindly request proof of income.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, I kindly ask you to cancel it at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in the full session fee being charged. This policy is necessary as psychotherapists operate on a self-employed basis and need to efficiently plan their practice while covering fixed costs.

Providing an exact diagnosis is not always necessary or beneficial. Instead, my focus is on working together with my clients to understand and achieve their individual needs and goals.

If desired, a clear diagnosis can be provided and/or a referral to psychological assessment can be made.

One way to support progress is to attend therapy sessions regularly and actively engage in the process. Open and honest communication with me as the therapist is also important to discuss any difficulties or questions that may arise. It can also be helpful to approach the process with trust and express any concerns if they arise.

It is not uncommon for symptoms to temporarily increase or fluctuate during therapy. If this occurs, it is important to discuss it with me as the psychotherapist so that we can develop an appropriate strategy together to address it.