First Meeting & Fees
Our first meeting in order to get to know each other is considered a regular session.
I would like to take the full hour and answer all your questions and get to know you. We can also get to know each other on the phone, I am happy to try to help & answer a few questions. In order to make an appointment you can call me or email me. If I don't pick up please leave a message and I get back to you as soon as I can.
Private pay patients pay fees directly to me without using insurance. This is ideal for those who prefer their insurance companies do not have access to their mental health information or who do not have mental health insurance coverage. My individual therapy rate is € 110,- per 55-minute session for those who are insured by the public healthcare system.
I have some amount of hours available for students or sliding-scale patients who need a lower rate due to financial concerns. I host these appointments generally during non-evening hours. The lowest fee for the sliding-scale arrangement is € 90,-. For couples therapy sessions, the rate is € 170,- per 100-minute session.
There is a possibility of a partial reimbursement by Austrian health insurance depending on the type of health insurance you have. ÖKK refunds € 31,50- per session, BVAEB € 42,40 and SVS € 45-. You can read about the details at the National-Austrian Association for Psychotherapy website. The client pays the full amount, and the health insurance transfers the money to the client’s bank account - on the basis of the submitted bills for psychotherapy and a confirmation from the general practitioner.
Please contact the practice for additional information.
How long does therapy take?
Honestly, this not an easy question to answer. Each individual is different, the easiest answer would be that therapy can last as long as you want it to last. For relatively simple issues, a course of therapy can be as short as 10 sessions. It can also be a solution-oriented counseling type of meetings that can take even shorter. For more complex problems, therapy can take as long as our therapeutic work remains beneficial to you and serves you to bring the changes you seek to make in your life.
Which languages do you work in?
I am fluent in English, Italian, German and Turkish. I am always open to finding out together, during our first meeting, whether we both feel comfortable or not, not only linguistically but in general, I let it be felt once we have met and decided it together.
Do you work with teenagers?
Yes, I do. In terms of certain mental, behavioral or neurodevelopmental disorders that require very specific treatment and intervention techniques such as Autism, I do refer you to other trusted colleagues who are specialized in those issues, just like specific institutions. Otherwise, I do work with all sorts of teenagers, from depression to adjustment problems. Gestalt therapy provides me a great variety of creative and experiential intervention techniques, which help us when traditional 'talking way' does not work and which I love to use with younger clients, too.