In my practice there are the following possibilities of therapy:
(psychoanalytically or depth-psychologically founded)
up to 24 meetings
Psychotherapy based on depth psychology
50 – 100 meetings
160 – 300 meetings
Analytical group therapy
120 – 150 meetings
Depending on the procedure, the sessions take place once to three times a week.
The therapy is invoiced with the help of the insurance card via the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.
Private health insurance and aid
In the case of the aid and some private health insurances, the implementation and assumption of costs are basically very similarly regulated.
With most private insurances, however, the agreed tariff is important: many tariffs only reimburse a very limited number of psychotherapeutic sessions, e.g. 20 sessions per year.
The therapist charges the patient directly for the therapeutic services, e.g. at the end of the quarter. The patient is obliged to pay the bill immediately. The patient submits the invoice to his insurance company or to the reimbursement allowance.
Per session of 50 minutes of individual psychotherapy are usually charged about 92.51 euros (2.3 times GOÄ rate), in addition there are some other services that the therapist will explain in detail when he calculates them.
Confidentiality and data protection
All contents of the therapeutic discussions are treated strictly confidentially. The mere fact that someone is under treatment is treated confidentially. That is, in extreme cases, when a patient tells me that he has committed a murder, this falls under absolute secrecy. However, if a patient tells me that he is going to commit murder now, this is not covered by confidentiality, but I am obliged to contribute to averting damage from third parties, and first and foremost of course from the patient himself.
The same applies if a patient comes to a therapy session drunk and he tells me he will drive a car afterwards.
For information to third parties the written consent of the patient is always required!
The report to the expert on the assumption of costs is anonymised with the statutory health insurance funds; this is not the case with aid and private health insurance.