self paying clients

There are a number of reasons and advantages of self-pay. First, your therapy remains completely private (with the exceptions to confidentiality such as in the event of persistent suicidal ideation, etc.).


No reports of your treatment are shared with your insurance and all records remain with the therapist only.


Also, if you were using your insurance benefits, you would have to be assigned a psychiatric diagnosis in order for the provider to justify the medical necessity for the services provided. Once such diagnosis code is recorded by the insurance, it becomes part of your health care record and could potentially compromise your ability to get current or future health or disability insurance. 


Our fees for self-paying patients are as defined in the current “Gebührenordnung für Psychotherapeuten” (GOP). However, the fees will be agreed upon individually and the details will be fixed in written form.