The following questions are frequently asked before making an appointment.
If your question is not included, please feel free to write or call me.

This question cannot be answered generally and detached from the individual case. Ask yourself the following questions openly and honestly or ask trusted people to give you an assessment.

  •  I’ve never seen myself like this! Do I feel different?
  • Does this change worry me?
  • Is there an explanation for the change?
  • Is it not enough to explain the duration and severity of the complaints?
  • Can I do my daily work only with difficulty?
  • Do I always worry and am I very afraid?
  • Do I suffer from physical complaints?
  • Is my sleep disturbed, am I sleeping too little or too much?
  • Do I often feel aggressive, hateful, irritable or am I very intolerant
  • Am I often on sick leave?
  • Do I have suicidal thoughts?
  • Do I have hardly any people I dare to talk to about my problems?
  • Do conversations with friends not help anymore?
  • Is the change clearly noticeable to others?
  • Has it been like this for more than three months?
  • Do I not care about all this?

If you answer many questions with “yes”, it might be useful to visit a psychotherapeutic consultation or to make an appointment with me or another therapist.

Please contact me, as waiting times can change constantly.

I am trained as a psychological psychotherapist in behavior therapy (VT). VT is a collection of scientifically proven methods for the treatment of mental illness. VT is one of four psychotherapy methods (besides psychoanalysis, depth-psychologically based psychotherapy and systemic therapy), which are recognized and paid for by public and private health insurance companies. VT is characterized by a present-oriented, action and solution-oriented approach. The aim of behavioural therapy is to bring about a concrete change in the client’s behaviour and experience in order to improve his or her ability to cope with everyday life and his or her quality of life. This means that the focus of the treatment is primarily on current conditions of actions, thought patterns and emotional structures and their positive change. However, an analysis of the conditions of origin, i.e. often a look into the past and childhood, is also indispensable, as this forms a basis for understanding the problem and plays an important role in determining the therapy goals and content.

The first sessions serve to get to know each other both personally and professionally. Both of us examine whether we want to work together. The focus is on a diagnosis of the symptoms and to get a grip on the problem or problems. At the beginning, psychotherapy usually takes place in weekly / biweekly intervals and lasts 50 minutes per session. Appointments are fixed, punctual and binding, so that you do not have to plan for waiting times. After a clarifying, diagnostic phase, a concept for coping with your problems is drawn up. This concept is often adapted again and again to your needs, goals and values. A good cooperation with all the helpers who support you or who you need is important to me. These could be other practitioners such as family doctors or psychiatrists as well as relatives and other caregivers or organisations.

You still have the right to receive treatment in a private practice under the “Emergency regulation in the event of underuse” (§13 paragraph 3 SGB V). Please read the following statement of the Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists: http://www.bptk.de/aktuell/einzelseite/artikel/behandlung-i.html