I’m working as a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy (Heilpraktikerin for Psychotherapie), that means that the costs of my sessions are unfortunately not covered by the public German health insurance. Thus the client usually has to pay the cost themselves.
Alternatively, private health insurances sometimes bear the whole or partial cost for the individual psychotherapy via the ‘non-medical practitioner allowance’ (German: „Heilpraktiker-Zulage“).
Please investigate your own insurance situation.
📩 Contact me to arrange an appointment
Going to a non-medical practitioner and paying for your treatment can have benefits for the whole process.
When treatment is privately-paid, no documentation of personal data and diagnoses are given to official administrations. Such documentation, routinely gathered during therapy paid for by insurance companies, could lead to future issues in terms of working life or in the provision of coverage by other insurance providers.
No long waiting times
Frequently, people have an urgent psychological strain, but cannot access help due to the long waiting times at psychotherapists that have been accredited by the public health system. In the worst case, long waiting times could contribute to emotional distress or make the problem chronic.
When paying privately, you don’t have to struggle with a lot of paperwork and bureaucratic processes with the public health insurance provider. Also the counsellor/therapist has less formalities to handle, this leaves more resources for the actual work.
Free choice of the therapeutic method and the duration
In Germany, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and behavioural therapy are the only methods that are paid for by the public health system. When you pay the costs yourself, you can freely choose from a variety of methods, and select the amount and frequency of sessions that best fits your needs.
Services by non-medical practitioners (for psychotherapy) can, depending on your income, be used as a deductible in your tax declaration. You can find more information about this issue (in German) for instance here (no liability is taken for the accuracy and completeness of the information).
An initial contact via email or phone to fix an appointment is generally free of charge. Any further sessions will be charged as depicted in the table.
|Introductory session for individuals||35 minutes||35.00 EUR|
|Session for individuals||50 minutes||60,00 EUR|
|Therapeutic Photography session||90 minutes||80,00 EUR|
|Groups* / CREA-LAB**||min. 2h||SP. 30 EUR|
*Often the art-therapy groups I offer are funded by organisations. In this case the proposal is free of charge for participants.
** CREA-LAB short sessions last 2 hours and the cost includes materials.
Healing activities are exempt from VAT according to § 4 No. 14 UStG. This means that there won’t be extra costs for you.
If you are unable to make the appointment, please cancel it at least 24 hours in advance or request an alternative appointment, otherwise a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost will be charged.
Modern technology offers us new and exciting communication solutions.
However, therapeutic work is even more effective when undertaken in direct, face-to-face contact.
In direct contact we can understand the non-verbal signals of our interlocutor, use creative tools such as those of art therapy and therapeutic photography
Working together in a protected space can increase trust and provide security. In addition, working in a neutral space outside the familiar environment can make one more open to new things.
I am currently offering sessions for individuals
at Praxiskreis: Ebelingstraße 14a | 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain
You can access the practice only upon appointment
► 3 Min. from the Tram-stop (Straßmannstr.) M10
►7 Min. from the Tram-stop (Landsberger Allee /Petersburger Str.) M5, M6 und M8
►12 Min. from S-Bhf. Landsberger Allee (S41, S42, S8, S9 )
►Car. Ebelingstraße is a one-way street (entrance from Petersburger Str.) and is located in a free parking zone.