Information on the waiting time

The national statistical average is that patients have to wait at least three months for an initial consultation with a psychotherapist, but usually much longer. This is particularly true in rural regions. Once you have found a free psychotherapy place, a further three months will pass between the initial diagnostic consultation and the start of treatment.

This is not always easy to understand, which is why we would like to give you a brief insight into the reasons and background to this problem: How do these waiting times come about?

Waiting times for psychotherapy (this study is only available in German)