Registration and waiting times

I am very sorry to report that as of  7 October, 2021, I cannot take on any more new clients/patients until sometime next year in 2022.  I already scheduled some new clients to start this fall.

It can be that in the second half of the year I will have to refuse some clients/patients if my budget with some insurance companies is used up. It will appear here on this page if that becomes the case. At this time it does not matter which insurance company you have.

When I make an appointment with you for intakes, you can usually begin treatment within three to four weeks regardless of which insurance company you have. When you find the waiting time to be too long you can contact your insurance company to ask that they find you someone with a shorter waiting time. Unfortunately, all the colleagues I know are also having long waiting times.

Your insurance company will try to support you in finding a therapist. Some of them have ehealth programs you can use in the meantime.

I don't maintain a waiting list because I schedule people in advance if possible and if that is not possible I have to stop completely as is now the case

  • It is best to contact me via email since I am often not able to pick up the phone.
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  • Please see the contact page for contact information.

In general, you will need a referral from your family doctor (huisarts) or medical specialist before you see me in order to use health insurance. The doctor and the practice mental health assistant will determine whether or not you need a shorter or longer treatment and will write a referral. You should bring this doctor referral letter with you to the first session along with a valid form of identification such as a passport, residence permit or driver's license and your insurance card.

Please note that if you have not gotten a doctor referral before the first appointment you will have to pay 90 euros yourself for the session.

If you are on a waiting list at an institute for mental health care, and they have a long waiting time for intakes or treatment, I may be able to support you during your waiting period with a referral from your family doctor or medical specialist if I have space for new clients. In that case, the doctor referral should be for specialist care. If I believe that you need to be seen by a psychiatrist because of complicating medical or psychiatric issues, I will refer you to a psychiatrist. If you are seeing me for short-term treatment only, I will have to end treatment with you and refer you on to the psychiatrist. If you are accepted into an institute for treatment, we will also have to end our therapy together in most cases because of the insurance reimbursement rules.