Therapy methods

Four psychotherapy methods are recognized and financed by the health insurance companies:

  1. Depth psychology-based psychotherapy (TP)
  2. Analytical psychotherapy (AP)
  3. Behavioral therapy (VT)
  4. Systemic therapy (ST)

In our practice, we offer both behavioral therapy and depth psychology-based psychotherapy, as well as analytical psychotherapy as a health insurance benefit. Talking psychotherapy according to Rogers is also offered, but is not covered by health insurance.

Depth psychology-based psychotherapy

is based on the principles of psychoanalytic theory. It is based on inner, unconscious conflicts that every person carries within them and which have led to the current illness or crisis. Particular attention is paid to clarifying and discussing experiences that patients had in their childhood and adolescence in connection with current conflicts. The aim of therapy is to raise awareness and resolve unconscious conflicts. The newly gained insights ultimately lead to an improvement in the patient’s current situation.

Analytical therapy

like depth psychology-based psychotherapy, is based on the principles of psychoanalytic theory. The difference between depth psychology-based psychotherapy and analytical therapy is that the main focus in depth psychology-based therapy is on current conflicts in the present and not on the detailed processing of the biographical history with experiences in childhood, as is the case in analytical psychotherapy.

Behavioral therapy

focuses more on the patient’s acute problem. The aim is to make patients aware of the behavioral patterns with which they react to difficulties and challenges in their lives. Behavioral therapy assumes that behavioral patterns are learned and can therefore be relearned. Behaviors can affect both physical and cognitive processes. By analyzing ingrained behaviors, patients are enabled to consider and learn alternatives to their previous patterns of behavior.

Systemic therapy

is a psychotherapeutic method that focuses on the social context of mental disorders, in particular on interactions between members of the family and their social environment. The core idea of systemic therapy is the assumption that the key to understanding and changing problems lies not so much in the person being treated alone, but in the (family) context in which the problem exists.